Things to do in New Mexico with kids
The Old West, Native American cultures, breathtaking landscapes and an outdoors just made for adventure - New Mexico is soaked in fascinating and unique cultures, and best of all - ALL about family fun!
New Mexico has water parks, amazing wildlife, historical adventures, fun museums, and white mountains but without the cold….what? Yep! White Sands National Monument has all the thrills of snow, but instead - you can snowboard down the white sand! Pretty cool huh?
Kids can get close to those infamous residents at the American International Rattlesnake Museum or enjoy the only FREE zoo in the state at Spring River Park and Zoo (parents, that one’s for you!)
History is waiting to be explored with Tours of Old Town, or get immersed in the American Indian Culture at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. There are even Aztec Ruins!
Kids can even enjoy the world’s longest aerial tramway at Sandia Peak Tramway, or get their adrenaline pumping on those exciting rivers, with New Mexico River Adventures or Cottams Rio Grande Rafting.
(but shhhh….don’t mention the International UFO Museum….you never know what you might uncover!)
Thrilling coasters, fun and games, family rides, water fun and Kiddyland all await at this super fun Albuquerque amusement park!
Unlimited family fun with rides and games for all ages at this exciting New Mexico theme park, right near the border of Texas.
Wildlife West Nature Park is just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, featuring rescued animals from New Mexico and Southwest USA
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
A fully automated water park where all ages can get wet during the hot summer months.
The mission of the Union County Historical Society, a non-profit organization, is to preserve the cultural heritage of Union County. It shall maintain the Herzstein Memorial Museum, an institution devoted to the acquisition, care, interpretation and ....
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science features three permanent exhibits, covering desert life, space and more!
Museum fun in New Mexico with hands-on exhibits around Sound, Light, Magnetism, Shadows and Art, plus travelling exhibits, and weekly special sessions!
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!
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.!
New Mexico History Museum includes exhibits that cover early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization, the Mexican Period, & more!
A local museum offering exhibits and interpretive media on the regional culture, as well as workshops, live performances and trade and craft demonstrations!
Stroll back in time to when the last train left Madrid carrying coal, now a "ghost town" and interactive museum great for kids!
Interactive exhibits to uncover all things science and technology in New Mexico!
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is an excellent introduction to the complexity and diversity of the Native American cultures of the region.
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!
Visit the largest collection of international folk art in the world - in Santa Fe! Cultural fun for the family
This interactive, high-tech museum featuring an active volcano, an Ice Age cave, and dinosaurs galore! A planetarium is there too!
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!
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!
The Albuquerque Museum features permanent and temporary exhibits exploring culture, art & history of New Mexico and the Southwest
Tinkertown Museum is an amazing animated wood-carved western town and three ring circus enclosed in a compound made of 50,000 glass bottles.
A FREE museum with exhibits and programs relating to cultures of the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest!
Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico preserves, collects & exhibits historic and contemporary art & culture of the Taos region.
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....
The War Eagles Air Museum is dedicated to collecting, restoring, and displaying historic aircraft of the World War II and Korean Conflict eras
Housed in a historic Santa Fe Depot, the Las Cruces Railroad Museum interprets the railroading history of Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico
The Roswell Museum and Art Center inspires discovery, creativity, and cultural understanding of the art and history of the American Southwest and beyond.
Explore the centre of the USA's space program with rockets, movies, a planetarium, and a whole host of space artifacts!
The International UFO Museum & Research Center is all about the history, science and research about UFO events worldwide. Amazing!
Explore the magnificent sun at the National Solar Observatory, where it's not space that the scientists are studying this time!
Part science center, part children's museum, part real experiences where kids can put learning in their own hands in New Mexico!
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
Housed in a former brothel, the cozy Rex Museum displays relics & photos from the town's history.
A fun toy train store and railway museum in New Mexico with scale models of trains and more!
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is devoted to Native American Arts, and founded back in 1937!
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!
All Out Zone is fun family entertainment in Cottonwood Mall, with nerf wars, archery, bubbles and lots of family fun!
All Out Zone is a fun family entertainment center with Nerf Battles, Bubble Battles and Archery Wars! Fun for kids in Santa Fe!
A family fun entertainment center with indoor Nerf Darts, a VR arcade, soft tip archery and more!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 ....
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....
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!
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.
An incredible site with the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Sand dunes rise right out the desert!
A scenic park with famous red cliffs, fun events, campground and sports for kids! A great way to explore nature in New Mexico!
A historic family day out in New Mexico with entertaining outdoor walking tours, moonlight tours, and yes - GHOST tours!
Specializing in hot air balloon rides all year round, Rainbow Ryders is the authorized hot air balloon company for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
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!
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....
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?
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.
Explore natural wonders, from deep rocky canyons, desert wildlife to more than 119 known caves below the surface! Incredible nature in New Mexico
Get those skates on in New Mexico at Outpost Ice Arenas with nearly 1/5 mile of indoor public ice skating!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years and 32% green runs. Plus tubing and summer activities.
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!
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.
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.
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'.
On the National Register of Historic Landmarks, this shrine has an incredible and is a contemporary pilgrimage site.
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....
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....
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....
Aztec Ruins in New Mexico make a unique family day out experience! A historical and fascinating adventure surrounded by 900 year old ruins.
Fascinating, all year round at this historical cultural center in New Mexico, that showcases the history and traditions of the Pueblo Indians.
Serendipity Fun Center is a fun New Mexico day out with three 9-hole mini golf courses and an arcade
Family fun in New Mexico with lazer tag, mini golf, bumper cars, jungle play, and so much more - with birthday parties too!
A FREE magical place for kids up to 12 to gather, learn, create and play in the outdoor play area and indoor play room.
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!
A nature and wildlife filled RV Park located just outside Silver city, tucked away in the pines of the Gila National Forest at the base of Burro Mountain. Hiking and ATV trails, rock hounding, bird watching, and abandoned mines are some of the fun f....
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!