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Visiting Albuquerque museums and the city’s cultural and historic centers offers a fun and fascinating look at the history that shaped New Mexico and the blend of cultures that makes this area so unique.
Zoo: 903 10th St. SW
Tingley Beach: 1800 Tingley Dr. SW
Aquarium & Botanic Garden: 2601 Central Ave. NW
Explore nature at four facilities featuring exhibits with animals and plants.
505-768-2000 | Visit Website
2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Old Town
View traditional and contemporary art of New Mexico and learn about Albuquerque history.
505-243-7255 | Visit Website
202 San Felipe St. NW in Old Town
Enjoy a reptile experience for all ages with artifacts, memorabilia and the largest collection of rattlesnake species in the world.
505-242-6569 | Visit Website
9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE
Discover the history, art, culture, science and sport of hot air balloons.
505-768-6020 | Visit Website
1701 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town
All ages can explore more than 250 hands-on exhibits to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math.
505-600-6072 | Visit Website
2401 12th St. NW
Learn more about the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico with exhibits and live performances.
505-843-7270 | Visit Website
University of New Mexico
Martin Luther King Blvd. and Redondo Dr.
Experience the cultures of the world at this free museum.
505-277-4405 | Visit Website
1701 4th St. SW
Explore Hispanic art, culture and history at this art museum and library that also offers live performances.
505-246-2261 | Visit Website
601 Eubank Blvd. SE
Learn the story of the atomic age and how nuclear technology is being used today, and see historic planes.
505-245-2137 | Visit Website
616 Central Ave. SW
Learn about the Holocaust, Native American persecution, slavery in America, and the Rwandan, Armenian and Greek genocides.
505-247-0606 | Visit Website
1801 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town
The ancient past comes to life at this interactive, high-tech museum with a planetarium and lots of dinosaur fossils.
505-841-2800 | Visit Website
1833 8th St. NW
See the restoration of a 1940s steam locomotive and learn the history of railroads in New Mexico.
Open Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
505-246-2926 | Visit Website
6500 Coors Blvd. NW
Explore Albuquerque public lands through interpretive displays, wildlife viewing and recreational trails.
505-768-4950 | Visit Website
Unser Blvd. NW at Western Trail
Information Center at 6510 Western Trail NW
Walk among over 24,000 ancient Native American and Hispanic rock carvings.
505-899-0205 | Visit Website
2901 Candelaria Rd. NW
Explore a trail system along the river and an extensive library with viewing areas.
505-344-7240 | Visit Website
Interstate 40 East, Exit 175
Explore a prehistoric site with a self-guided interpretive trail and museum.
505-281-3304 | Visit Website
121 Sandia Crest Rd., Sandia Park
Explore rooms filled with miniature wood-carved figures.
505-281-5233 | Visit Website
400 2nd St. SW
Learn about the many uses of turquoise, from ornamental to ceremonial, and view exquisite examples of New Mexico’s state gem.
505-433-3684 | Visit Website
University of New Mexico Center for the Arts
203 Cornell Dr. NE
View historical and contemporary artwork.
505-277-4001 | Visit Website
1100 2nd St. SW
Discover exhibits and displays about the history of transportation.
505-243-6269 | Visit Website
Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center/Photo Credit: Jeremy Felipe, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
New Mexico Museum of Natural Science & History
New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society
Petroglyph National Monument
Tinkertown Museum/Photo Credit: Tinkertown Museum
546B State Highway 333, Tijeras
Celebrate over two centuries of military families’ remarkable contributions to the country.
Open by appointment only.
505-499-3849 | Visit Website