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New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo

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The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a museum and planetarium complex in Alamogordo, New Mexico, dedicated to artifacts and displays related to space flight and the space age. It includes the International Space Hall of Fame. The Museum of Space History highlights the role that New Mexico has had in the U. S. space program, and is one of eight museums administered by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The museum has been accredited by American Alliance of Museums since 1993.The Museum is also a Smithsonian Affiliate.ExhibitsMain buildingThe museum includes exhibits about the planets of the Solar System, space flight and the primates that were used in early space flight experiments conducted by the United States. The museum holds mock-ups and training units of many important space artifacts such as satellites, the Space Shuttle, and the lunar lander (the originals are still in space or on the moon).Outlying buildingsThe Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Theater and Planetarium has a projection dome that doubles as an IMAX screen and as a planetarium. IMAX-format films are screened daily.
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  • The first time I went to the NM Museum of Space History was last year with my child's school class. We went to the IMAX first and then up to the museum. We had a guide who was very informative, but ev...  more »
  • Those who want to learn about history of space travel, this is the place. Great exhibits inside and out. Nice Star Trek exhibit. IMAX not so great, it is more a planetarium show, which was good. Recom...  more »
  • My kids really enjoyed both the outside exhibits as well as reading up on everything inside (as well as trying on the astronaut outfits).  more »
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  • Definitely not biker friendly. Got there early and looked at their outdoor display, pretty cool. They don't tell you that part of their movie program is not in the same building and is two blocks away. Not enough time to get there before it starts. Gave up on that. As I went up the elevator to the museum, I was told that I would have to move my bike out of their parking lot. I just gave my ticket to someone else and left. I got the message.
  • A well done museum with several unique artifacts you can't see anywhere else. The staff was unhelpful and looked bored however. Renovations are happening as of 10/2016
  • Well done exhibits. One floor is currently being renovated. Lots of good history and relics to look at.
  • This museum definitely Pokemon Go friendly (hence the four star rating). You get a small prize for your team. They are undergoing renovations. I wish they had more funding to be able to provide more exhibits. Go support this museum!
  • History with a view. The kids were hesitant at first but in the end they loved it. With so much to offer other than a museum, and a view from every angle. We plan on staying an extra day to see the planetarium show. The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable and the price was fair. Highly recommend for all ages.