Things to do in Albuquerque with kids
Can you keep a secret? Albuquerque is not only a family's playground, offering kids a host of fun things to enjoy, but they also have a ton of attractions which have sneaky free days just for you!
It's the perfect city for any family budget.
Don't believe us? How about if we told you that the very unusual International Balloon Museum is free the first Friday and Sunday morning of every month?
Or that the Museum of Art & History is free every Sunday morning and first Wednesday of every month? Kids under 1 are free for interactive and scientifically fun Explora, and for 5 days of the year the New Mexico Natural History Museum opens it's door free of charge!
Don't think it's just for museums either! You can spend time catching fish together at Tingley Beach...yep, you guessed it...free, just like kids under 2 can enjoy the Rio Grande Bio Park for free!
We haven't even started on all the other attractions in the great city of Albuquerque, from aquariums, theme parks, historic tours, zoos, and just plain kids fun!
Rest your wallet in Albuquerque, not your kids!
A FREE museum with exhibits and programs relating to cultures of the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest!
A family fun entertainment center with indoor Nerf Darts, a VR arcade, soft tip archery and more!
Thrilling coasters, fun and games, family rides, water fun and Kiddyland all await at this super fun Albuquerque amusement park!
Fascinating, all year round at this historical cultural center in New Mexico, that showcases the history and traditions of the Pueblo Indians.
Part science center, part children's museum, part real experiences where kids can put learning in their own hands in New Mexico!
This interactive, high-tech museum featuring an active volcano, an Ice Age cave, and dinosaurs galore! A planetarium is there too!
The National Atomic Museum is the nation's only Congressionally chartered museum of nuclear science and history. The museum was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear developmen....
An exciting and educational day out with the family...and snakes! A great conservation museum to explain how rattlesnakes have influenced our lives...with LIVE snakes!
A historic family day out in New Mexico with entertaining outdoor walking tours, moonlight tours, and yes - GHOST tours!
64 acres of animal fun in this Albuquerque zoo! With more than 250 species, kids will love exploring the amazing animals that will entertain you on your family day out!
Outdoor fun with three fishing lakes, a model boating pond and a train station with gift shop and food service. During the summer only, Tingley visitors can rent pedal boats and bicycles too!
Albuquerque's lush and peaceful Botanic Garden is an oasis in the desert, with 32 acres of exhibits and showcases of plants, plus an aquarium!
Explore the wonders of the Rio Grande as you head on a water filled journey from Albuquerque to the Gulf of Mexico - meeting aquatic animals as you go!
A fascinating museum in New Mexico where kids can learn the story of the Atomic Age, with exhibits showcasing the entire nuclear history
The Balloon Museums collection includes more than fifty historic and contemporary gondolas, many accompanied by complete balloon systems! A museum with a difference!
Specializing in hot air balloon rides all year round, Rainbow Ryders is the authorized hot air balloon company for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
A fully automated water park where all ages can get wet during the hot summer months.
Petroglyph National Monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including volcanos, archeological sites and an estimated 20,000 carved images. Many of the images are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are mo....
Family fun in New Mexico with lazer tag, mini golf, bumper cars, jungle play, and so much more - with birthday parties too!
A scenic tramway to take you to the heights of New Mexico, with skiing and snowboarding on the slopes. Snow fun for toddlers and older!
All Out Zone is fun family entertainment in Cottonwood Mall, with nerf wars, archery, bubbles and lots of family fun!
Get those skates on in New Mexico at Outpost Ice Arenas with nearly 1/5 mile of indoor public ice skating!
Community style water fun with a zero depth pool with a variety of water play features including a large water slide, giant mushroom fountain and other spray features!
Tinkertown Museum is an amazing animated wood-carved western town and three ring circus enclosed in a compound made of 50,000 glass bottles.
Warm days, cool nights and beautiful sunsets will welcome families staying at The StageCoach Stop RV Park in Rio Rancho, with all sites full hook up, and a heated pool!
Around 60 antique cars and trucks are on display to delight rev heads of all ages, including 12 classic cars which have competed in the Great American Race!
Serendipity Fun Center is a fun New Mexico day out with three 9-hole mini golf courses and an arcade
Wildlife West Nature Park is just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, featuring rescued animals from New Mexico and Southwest USA
Stroll back in time to when the last train left Madrid carrying coal, now a "ghost town" and interactive museum great for kids!
Welcome! We invite you to take a journey to the past at "The Ranch of the Swallows". This historic rancho,now a living history museum, dates from the early 1700s and was an important paraje or stopping point along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Ro....
All Out Zone is a fun family entertainment center with Nerf Battles, Bubble Battles and Archery Wars! Fun for kids in Santa Fe!
Take a guided tour of the ancient pueblo village atop a 367-foot sandstone bluff, Discover the traditional Native American culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico.
Northern New Mexico's ONLY indoor climbing center! Great for kids over 5 years old where they can develop incredible skills and stay healthy and active!
Half-day to multi-day rafting expeditions on the Rio Grande, as well as biking and hiking tours for kids 4 and up - and adventurous family day out in New Mexico!
Visit the largest collection of international folk art in the world - in Santa Fe! Cultural fun for the family
Discovery and play awaits kids at this Santa Fe children's museum, with interactive exhibits, hands on learning, and where kids can be curious, play, learn, and enjoy!
Enjoy a Santa Fe Southern Railway day trip, night train, holiday or special events train, rambling along in vintage coaches with family and friends through High Desert scenery. Tours run on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
New Mexico History Museum includes exhibits that cover early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization, the Mexican Period, & more!
Interactive exhibits to uncover all things science and technology in New Mexico!
On the National Register of Historic Landmarks, this shrine has an incredible and is a contemporary pilgrimage site.
Rolling hills studded with pinon and juniper trees encircle the lake, which is stocked with trout and catfish.Bluewater Lake State Park is popular for boating and year-round fishing.
Super fun and exciting rafting trips along the Rio Grande and Rio Chama, including family rafting trips! Perfect for kids of all ages, are you ready for adventure in New Mexico?
A perfect day out in New Mexico for the adventurous family who want to get out and enjoy nature, and get wild on the Rio Grande!
Raft the white-knuckle whitewater of the Taos Box, explore the Rio Grande and take on other WILD water adventures with Los Rios River Runners!
Chaco Canyon was a major center of Puebloan culture between AD 850 and 1250. The Chacoan sites are part of the homeland of Pueblo Indian peoples of New Mexico, the Hopi Indians of Arizona, and the Navajo Indians of the Southwest.
ort Union was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. During its forty-year history, three different forts were constructed close together. The third Fort Union was the largest in the American Southwest, and functioned as a militar....
The Carson National Forest is one of five National Forests in New Mexico. The National Forests are Americas Great outdoors, here to serve the American people at work and play! Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 ....
The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico preserves, collects and exhibits historic and contemporary art and culture of the Taos region. The Museum stimulates learning, creativity and research for the Taos community and all who share ....
A FREE magical place for kids up to 12 to gather, learn, create and play in the outdoor play area and indoor play room.
Wind your way carefree through the scenic streets of Taos, NM starting with a tour of the historic Taos Plaza. Check out the picturesque shops, museums and other places of interest along the way. Hear fascinating stories about the history, people and....
Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit....
Bringing to the Taos Community World Class Cultural Events,Concerts, Shows, Youth Programs in Drama and Art. One of the many places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Mexico
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 and a quarter green runs. Also offers tubing, terrain parks, and Nordic skiing, plus a kids' snow play and sledding area.
A scenic park with famous red cliffs, fun events, campground and sports for kids! A great way to explore nature in New Mexico!
Hiking and fishing (especially kids fishing!) are popular activities for families who stay at Questa Lodge RV Park in New Mexico, as it's located near the Red River, and the might Rio Grande.
A living museum and National Historic Landmark known as America's Highest and Longest Scenic Railroad its no wonder this national treasure was listed in the book '1000 Things To Do Before You Die'.
A museum on the history of Gallup displaying verious artifacts and information.
Year round adventures for those enthusiastic outdoor families, Red River RV Park also has cabins and yurt cabins to base yourselves while you enjoy fishing, hunting, cycling, camping, ATV and much more!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years and 32% green runs. Plus tubing and summer activities.
The Billy the Kid Museum in Fort Sumner is so much more than a living tribute to the man who would become legend, Billy the Kid.!
Aztec Ruins in New Mexico make a unique family day out experience! A historical and fascinating adventure surrounded by 900 year old ruins.
A local museum offering exhibits and interpretive media on the regional culture, as well as workshops, live performances and trade and craft demonstrations!
Museum fun in New Mexico with hands-on exhibits around Sound, Light, Magnetism, Shadows and Art, plus travelling exhibits, and weekly special sessions!
A fun toy train store and railway museum in New Mexico with scale models of trains and more!
Explore the centre of the USA's space program with rockets, movies, a planetarium, and a whole host of space artifacts!
Explore the oldest zoo in the southwest USA, and the smallest zoo of the AZA with just 12 acres, but filled with just as much animal fun!
An incredible site with the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Sand dunes rise right out the desert!
Explore the magnificent sun at the National Solar Observatory, where it's not space that the scientists are studying this time!
The Roswell Museum and Art Center inspires discovery, creativity, and cultural understanding of the art and history of the American Southwest and beyond.
The International UFO Museum & Research Center is all about the history, science and research about UFO events worldwide. Amazing!
The ONLY FREE zoo in New Mexico! Animal fun for the family with native and exotic animals, as well as a carousel and mini train.
Housed in a historic Santa Fe Depot, the Las Cruces Railroad Museum interprets the railroading history of Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley.
Visit a place where kids can play and adults can relax in New Mexico! With hands-on fun and indoor play for little ones, and a full coffee house for the older ones!
The Natural History Museum consists of an Exhibit and a Research Collection. The Exhibit features live plants and animals native to the Llano Estacado and other regions of eastern New Mexico. The museum's Research Collection includes 10,500 specimens....