New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque

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Natural History 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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  • This is the kind of museum a kid, in particular, would like. Fossils, dinosaur related exhibits. For a city the size of Albuquerque, this is a modern, clean, interesting way to spend a few hours.  more »
  • My kids love it here ! The dinosaurs , the astronomy , and the different activities the kids can do with bugs and fossils is amazing!! Tickets are a little pricey but it's totally worth it!  more »
  • This museum offers something for everyone. There is a separate children's museum next door for the kiddies to try and experiment with a variety of hand's one exhibits. Not to be undone, the Natural Mu...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • I thought there was more to see, but then again; I haven't been there since I was a child. So its understandable that so much has changed... One thing that was really good was the small restaurant and very reasonable price!
  • Fun and informative. A few interactive exhibits. Awesome bug room! Held my children's attention.
  • Granted, I went after hours, as I joined the Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club. Building is new and huge. Modern Design, Clean, not cluttered. Small auditoriums. Hope to go during normal business hours so I can check out the gift shop. Love the modern art around the museum...