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Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

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  • 500 Redondo Drive
    University of NM Campus
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
  • Type: Museums & Cultural Centers
  • Phone: (505) 277-4405
  • Fax: (505) 277-1547
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One of the nation's finest anthropology museums, the Maxwell Museum offers exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest.

Admission is free, however donations are welcome. The museum is located on the campus of the University of New Mexico, east of University Blvd, between Las Lomas and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

  • Credit Cards: Accepted
  • Days Open: Tue-Sat
  • Hours of Operation: Tue-Fri: 9-4, Sat: 10-4
  • Miles to Airport: 2.00
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Full

  • Recurrence: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
  • 500 Redondo Drive, Albuquerque, NM 87131
  • Phone: 505-277-1400
  • Admission: Free

Chinese immigrants first came to New Mexico in in large numbers in the 1800s looking for jobs, particularly building railroads and mining. Because of harsh laws, including the Chinese Exclusion Act of...