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New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo

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4.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • This place will blow your mid with all of the space items here. From the earliest rockets to an actual space capsule it is here. A beautiful building atop a little hill. This place is amazing with all...  read more »
  • What a surprise to find this quality of a museum in Alamogordo. Learned a lot well put together displays... 
  • Not bad for a visit, and good views over the town. Film in the planetarium was good, but the displays are a bit 'wordy' - too much reading on the walls and not really much 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.
  • It had a lot of cool rockets and a really cool whispering dish. They also have shows in a huge domed room, you should check it out. My brothers and I had a blast.
  • Small and humble museum with very courteous staff it has 4 small floors of historical artifacts and posters. Because i am an aviation tech i had fun looking at gyroscopes, accelerometers, pitot tubes and fuel control parts something most kids or adults won't understand. I have to give it up to the planetarium guy that gave the lecture about the galaxy and constellations was on point. Talking about myths and how to find the north star all very interesting. My son asked questions that only a kid would ask and the guy gave him some awesome answers. Little expensive but if you looking to teach something valuable to your kids instead of wasting a day at home playing video games bring them here. Overall i would get there early to read over everything.
  • Great 4th and 3rd floor, it's all downhill from there, literally. Interesting rocket garden.
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