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New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

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  • 1801 Mountain Rd. N.W.
    Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Type: Museums & Cultural Centers
  • Phone: (505) 841-2800
  • Toll-free: (866) NM-DINOS
  • Fax: (505) 841-2866
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Lots of dinosaurs! Lodestar Astronomy Center.

An innovative, hands-on experience that explores NM's unique natural history. Experience its origins, dinosaurs, & ancient seacoasts. Walk through a "live" volcano! Meet the 30-ton, 110-ft long Seismosaurus, the world's largest dinosaur.

Visit our Naturalist Center, the hands-on educations experience for "kids" of all ages. Watch films on The Lockheed Martin DynaTheater's 50-ft screen.

Amenities
  • Admission: $8.00 Adults, $7.00 Seniors, $5.00 Children
  • Credit Cards: Accepted
  • Days Open: Tuesday - Monday; Closed Tuesday
  • Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Miles to Airport: 8.00
  • Motorcoach/RV Parking: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Full

  • Through December 18, 2016
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Saturday
  • Location: New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • 1801 Mountain Rd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-841-2800
  • Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors $6 children (age 3-12) *Children 2 and under are FREE

Come see the holiday classic on our giant 5-story screen inside the DynaTheater- in 3-D! Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas.

Zoom into the infinite world of fractals in this dramatic and beautiful live fractal show. Accompanied by original music in stunning surround sound, Fractals Rock is an awe-inspiring immersive journey...

Study the moon and other interesting objects in the current night sky in the Museum Observatory. Different lunar features and astronomical objects are highlighted each month. Join members of The Al...

Experience the lost world of the dinosaurs in a state-of-the-art technological exhibit! What was a day in the life of a dinosaur like? How did they live? What do fossils tell us about the ancient p...

How and why did life on Earth emerge? New research taking place around the globe-including here in New Mexico-suggests we are close to answering this question. See this exhibit at the New Mexico Museu...

FossilWorks is a public display area in which trained volunteers demonstrate the painstaking process of paleontological preparation. The first dinosaur fossil prepared in FossilWorks was Seismosaur...

Where is your backyard? Is it just the area around your home or is it any area nearby that is familiar to you? We invite you to explore and rediscover your New Mexican backyard. Our vision is to inspi...

Visitors to the Museum will thrill to find themselves face to face with the gaping maw of the second largest T. rex ever found, in full attack mode, as they round the corner of the Museum Atrium. S...

Western North America is famous for its dinosaur fossils. Many of these come from the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico. Most of these specimens were collected in the early part of the 20th ce...

The Hall of the Stars aims to explain how the night sky is organized. Though the project had some effort from museum employees, it was almost entirely accomplished by museum volunteers and members th...

Great White Shark explores the great white's place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and C...

Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. T...

Mysteries of Ancient China captures one of the great archaeological events in modern times, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today...

First Friday Fractals is the spectacular, award-winning full-dome planetarium show that takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals. Fe...

Join Big Bird, Elmo, and their new friend from China as they find simple shapes in the stars above Sesame Street and then take a trip to the moon.

The telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe and our place in it. Learn about how they work and the amazing discoveries that still come from our observatories.