New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque

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Explore the origins of the universe, the world of dinosaurs, and milestones of space travel at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Spend time in the museum's core exhibits, which lead through billions of years of New Mexico's history, from the Big Bang, through the age of dinosaurs, to the Ice Age. Other exhibits cover the rise of technology and human exploration of space. Admire the museum's extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including the skeleton of Stan, the second-largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed. Don't miss a stop at the on-site planetarium for shows about planets, constellations, and more. Check the museum's website for information on traveling exhibits, offers, and special events. Our Albuquerque online road trip planner makes visiting New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and other Albuquerque attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Price was a little high for such a small place. Quiet day so we finished the entire place in 45 minutes.  more »
  • I live in Albuquerque and am a member of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science association. I have been associated with and/or visited such museums in cities across America. While it is...  more »
  • Wife stopped by to visit the museum and visit the planetarium. Had quite a few interactive displays and enjoyed all of them. Took us about two hours to tour the entire museum. Feature at the planetari...  more »
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  • Saw the 3-D whale show! Very nice but had trouble with my ticket. New Mexico Museum of Natural History : PLEASE put a sign somewhere that visitors must pay for the museum PLUS the shows!!😓😧 I didn't understand this and had to go through a bunch of trouble to get my MUSEUM payment removed from credit card then turn around and pay for the show. But all in all we had fun!! My parents love museums, please keep it simple.
  • My son and I love this museum. There's Stan the T-rex, stegosaurus, dinosaur eggs, cave and volcano exhibit. You can walk through it in order (we never do, but you can) and the displays walk you through different ages. there's the Mars rover replica (only 2 in existence, from what they told us), bits and pieces of rock and mineral from space. My personal favorite is the rock collection near the theater, where you can catch 3D movies that are child-friendly. The cafeteria is reasonably priced and the shop has all sorts of educational (and not educational) goodies.
  • We stopped here with our two kids, 9 & 7 on our way home from visiting family. The price to get in is minimal and the experience overall was a good one. Our kids loved seeing all the fossils and meeting one of the women from the lab who came out to talk to our kids personally about the fossil she was currently working on.
  • I took 3 boys ages 2, 4, and 9 and all had a great time. The planetarium was amazing we watched the stargazing show with big bird and Elmo even the older one loved the experience. I do wish there was more interactive parts but overall it was a nice experience.
  • This Museum appears to be a little overpriced for what's inside. If you buy into the whole global warming and evolution theology then this is the church for you. If you're not pro global warming and other hypothesis along that line then I would go elsewhere. This museum has some pretty cool dinosaurs but other than that it's pretty boring. A lot of pictures and words for the museum instead of informative things that Captivate the viewer. There are some interactive programs here also from 1999.

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