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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  • We go about once a month. The staff is great and helpful. My daughter always wants to hold a snake and they let her pick which one. They also let her hold for a long time. My other daughter loves getting to touch dinosaurs bones and figure out what species they are. They have a few she can touch and she loves it. They also have a elevator ride to take about different time periods in New Mexico. My three girls all enjoy it. They love look at the different planets, the earthquake system, and seeing the rocks.
  • What a great Museum! It is huge and filled to the brim with artifacts and history. I have been visiting since I was a kid and now my children love it as much as I always have. The space section is wonderful and the new Davinci exhibit is just amazing!
  • We love taking our daughter to the museum. Nice layout that's easy to navigate and learn. The planetarium is pretty old and need an update and new seats. They showcase different themes in part of the museum once in a while. Located within walking distance from Historic Old Town, and right across from Explora.
  • I haven't been there since I was a kid. Took my family there while in vacation and we all had a blast! Just make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to see and enjoy all the exhibits!
  • I went with my parents to see the Da Vinci exhibit. I thought it was nicely done with some of the exhibits being interactive. Each was an interesting read and very cool to look at! The museum itself is a smaller size. But one you would expect for the size of the city. It's changed much since the first time I visited. Still fun to go to!
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