New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo

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  • August 12, 2017
    It won't be a great Museum, but it's always interesting to see missiles, spacecraft and other interesting tools. Very nice location with beautiful scenery
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  • August 11, 2017
    The museum isn't huge, but there's no shortage of interesting historical information and links to NM. Fun for adults and kids alike!  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    They have cool interactive activities, several aimed at small children. And yes, I wrecked the space shuttle I was trying to land. There's a really cool imax theater and interesting outdoor objects on...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 1, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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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