New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque

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Natural History Museum Museum
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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  • We enjoyed a visit to this museum with our teenage son. It was very interesting. We happened upon a tour given by the curator of the museum. He was very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend sto...  more »
  • This museum is a great place to visit on a rainy day, or when it is just to hot outside. Very informative and prices are decent. There are several exhibits with dinosaurs which most kids go crazy over...  more »
  • This museum has so many areas, so much to see, make sure you have several hours to take it all in. Clean, well kept displays. We really enjoyed every minute.  more »
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  • Pretty good museum that needs an update and some love. There are good exhibits here, but a fair number feel a little worn around the edges. Newer exhibits seem a bit hastily constructed. They could probably use a good, large bequest, because they clearly care and know what they're doing, but seem to be on a bit of a shoestring right now.
  • I grew up in this museum and the naturalist center. Mike is such a wonderful person to work with kids and introduce them to animals they might encounter like snakes, tarantulas, etc. Allowing children to touch snakes and recognize which end is the mouth is a good skill. The museum has great exhibits and needs the public's support for funding. Adult events at night are a ton of fun!
  • Fun for life long learners. Interactive exhibits that emphasize new Mexico in their history! 3d movies are only 45 minutes long and the one about predators was very interesting and beautiful.
  • I love this place. It made me learn more about science and more interested in science. If I could give I tore stars, I would!! Great place to just hang out and go to with your friends. Especially on the weekends.
  • Great exhibits. Geology, dinosaurs, fish, local wildlife, origins of life, sound and music (temporary exhibit) And lots to touch. Spent 2 hours there and could have been longer!! Well worth a visit.

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