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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. Download a printable guide and map to Albuquerque's museums & attractions. 


ABQ BioPark

Zoo: 903 10th St. SW 
Tingley Beach: 1800 Tingley Dr. SW 
Aquarium & Botanic Garden: 2601 Central Ave. NW

Restaurants. Gift shops. Performances. Outdoor exhibits.
505.768.2000Visit Website 

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Old Town
Traditional and contemporary art of New Mexico and 400 years of Rio Grande Valley history.
Museum. Art gallery. Gift store. Café. 
505.243.7255Visit Website  

Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center

6500 Coors Blvd. NW
Explore Albuquerque public lands through interpretive displays, an art gallery, wildlife viewing, gardens, and recreational trails. 
505.897.8831Visit Website 

American International Rattlesnake Museum

202 San Felipe St. NW, Suite A, Old Town
Artifacts, art, memorabilia, and the largest collection of rattlesnake species in the world! Enjoy a reptile video experience for all ages. 
505.242.6569Visit Website 

Balloon Museum (Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International)

9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE (Alameda & I-25, Exit 233) 
Discover the history, art, culture, science, and sport of lighter-than-air flight (balloons and airships). Gift shop.  
505.768.6020 | Visit Website 


1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Old Town
"Ideas You Can Touch". Visitors explore more than 250 transactive exhibit activities in science, technology, and art. Find unique gifts in our store. Open daily.  
505.224.8300Visit Website 

Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico

616 Central Ave. SW
Exhibits include the Holocaust, Native American persecution, slavery in America, and the Rwandan, Armenian, and Greek genocides. 
505.247.0606Visit Website 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2401 12 St. NW (Between I-40 & Menaul) 
"Gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico".
Museum. Gift shop. Restaurant. Performances. 
505.843.7270Visit Website 

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

University of New Mexico: Martin Luther King Blvd. & Redondo Dr.
Experience the cultures of the world in our galleries. Gift shop. Free and open to all.
505.277.4405Visit Website 

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

601 Eubank Blvd. SE (One Mile South of I-40) 
Learn the story of the atomic age and see historic planes in our Heritage Park. Gift shop. 
505.245.2137Visit Website 

National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th St. SW (Corner Of Avenida César Chávez & 4th)
Explore Hispanic art, culture, and history. Campus includes an Art Museum, performances, library, and education programs. Gift Shop. Café. 
505.246.2261Visit Website 

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Old Town
The ancient past comes to life at this interactive, high-tech museum, including lots of dinosaurs! Planetarium.
3D digital giant screen theater. Gift shop. Café. 
505.841.2800Visit Website 

New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society

1833 8th St. NW
See the restoration of a huge steam locomotive and the history of railroads in New Mexico.
Hours: Wednesday & Saturday, 9am to 3pm 
505.246.2926Visit Website

Petroglyph National Monument

Unser Blvd. NW at Western Trail
GPS:-106.711, 35.139
Albuquerque's only National Park Unit. Over 24,000 Native American and Hispanic rock carvings. Trails. Events. 
505.899.0205 x335 Visit Website 

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

2901 Candelaria Rd. NW
A trail system along the river, classrooms, and an extensive library with viewing areas add to this valuable public resource. 
505.344.7240Visit Website 

Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site: AD 1300-1425

Interstate 40 East, Exit 175
A prehistoric site with a self-guided interpretive trail (open daily) and a museum (open seasonally). Book store.
505.281.3304Visit Website 

UNM Art Museum

UNM, Cornell Dr. & Redondo Dr.
Center for the Arts (Near Popejoy Hall)
Experience historical and contemporary artwork in the galleries of the UNM Art Museum-situated on New Mexico's flagship university campus.
505.277.4001Visit Website

Unser Racing Museum

1776 Montano Rd. NW
Discover the history, science, and engineering of car racing.

505.341.1776Visit Website

Wheels Museum

1100 2nd St. SW
Exhibits and displays about the history of transportation. Located in the historic Barelas Railyards in downtown Albuquerque. Open by appointment.
505.243.6269 | Visit Website 

Traveling Exhibits 

African American Museum & Cultural Center of New Mexico

Journey through the history of African Americans in New Mexico and the West. A visible, vital, and valuable experience. Please contact us for exhibit hours and traveling exhibit locations.
505.345.8086 | Visit Website 

Museum of the American Military Family

Celebrating over two centuries of our military families' remarkable contributions...together they serve.
505.504.6830Visit Website
The museums and attractions on this page are members of The Museum Cooperative Council of Albuquerque.  

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