New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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. To visit New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on your trip to Albuquerque, use our Albuquerque itinerary maker.
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  • I had been before. This time I took my 11-year-old Granddaughter. She was interested in all the exhibits and enjoyed them all. We did not have time to go to the children's discovery room to touch foss...  read more »
  • There are so many interesting exhibits it's difficult to know where to tell you to start. Having said that, the DynaTheater was a great place to start. We saw the "Mysteries of China" in 3D, an excell...  read more »
  • When one calls the museum to get information, there is a message saying that the museum is accessible to all. IT IS NOT ACCESSIBLE TO THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED. The movies in the Dynatheater are N...  read more »
  • I have been going here for years and my son really likes it here. If you are a local with young children you should consider getting a membership. It may seem expensive at first, but it pays for itself pretty quick after a few visits with the family. Also, membership does have certain benefits such as discounts to the gift shop and overnight museum sleepovers, which are pretty fun. They have a hands-on room just for kids devoted to learning that is always worth a stop. You may even get to handle a snake in there.
  • Excellent displays with locally relevant geologic history. Awesome 3D theater. Bathrooms are clean. Lots of knowledgeable docents and many of them teenagers which is awesome! Lots of young people here to learn!
  • The exhibits are ok but the climate control needs major work. We came in around 3:30pm and it was 85 degrees outside, i think it was closer to 95 inside. We didn't stay long due to the temperature inside. If it were cooler and more enjoyable i'd give it a 4 star.
  • Great plave to learn and visit t You cam easily spend about 3 houra walkimg around if you actually read the signs and theovie theater here has some good showings
  • I've been to the Smithsonian several times as well as to Denver's Nat. Hist. museum, but there's something special about this museum. I think it has a lot to do with the unique architecture and how they've made the chronology flow so well. My son loves it so much he likes going there for his birthday. In 30 years, I've always had a great experience. Avoid going here on the cheap day (first Saturday of the month or something). It's just not worth fighting the crowds. Cough up the money and go on a quieter day so you can get the most out of the place.
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