New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo

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  • The displays are limited by our own surrender of the space race. The theater and presentations are good (ok stellar). The museum sits impressively on the hill. Avoid the relief route and take time to ...  more »
  • This museum, on a hill overlooking the town, covers only a small area but the main building is multi-storied and packs a hugh amount of interesting exhibits therein. You can trace the development of r...  more »
  • There are very good exhibits inside and out and lots of information about space travel. we were disappointed with the planetarium as it was basically an advert for Google and it's moon space race. We ...  more »
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  • A great place for kids and adults. Lots to learn and experience with interesting exhibits and interactive displays. Kids can practice landing the space shuttle and try on astronaut clothes. It took us about 3 hours to go through the whole thing and we really enjoyed it.
  • If you haven't been to a space museum, please visit this place! Great to learn the basic history of space travel and how we got there. On a more honest note: I've been to probably 4 or 5 different space-related museums/exhibits and this was pretty underwhelming. The building is neat from the outside, and the layout of the museum is very unique because of how chronological it is, seems more kid and beginner oriented. TL;DR: If you've been to Kennedy Space Center or similar, you may be disappointed by this smaller museum.
  • This museum was a great surprise find for me, I didn't know it was there before a trip passing through Alamogordo. I'll admit that I was expecting to be underwhelmed when I showed up, but that was quickly replaced with feeling like I'd struck gold. The facilities are top-notch and laid out in an easy to follow "timeline" of the history of space exploration; the displays were informative, significant events were thoughtfully explained, and the inclusion of rival space programs and their achievements was classy. I'll be going back again.
  • It tells a lot about the ways NASA used New Mexico as a way to train their astronauts. There are lots of cool things to look at and explore. It's definitely a kid friendly place too.
  • This museum is very interesting and informative about space technology as well as the technologies that have been defeloped here at Holloman and White Sands Missile Range over the last several decades. Very interesting if you're curious about this area's influence on military and space technology as it is today.

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