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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

It’s time to blast off to the edges of the Universe! How is it possible that we humans can travel to outer space? What else could we find out there? From planets to stars to entire galaxies, the...

Didn’t get enough camp this summer? This week is filled with all sorts of science topics that you may have missed earlier in the summer! Investigate Museum exhibits, examine our fossils and spec...

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...

  • Through September 25, 2017
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • 1801 Mountain Rd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-841-2861
  • Admission: Included with museum admission $5-$8.

Discover the owls of New Mexico. Learn about the unique adaptations of owls, where they live and how they hunt. What do owls meant to you? This new exhibit features photography by Dennis Dusenbery and...

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...

  • Through January 1, 2018
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • 1801 Mountain Rd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104
  • Phone: 505-841-2800
  • Admission: $5-$8

Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Long before the advent of iTunes, the musical instinct ran deep. Wild M...

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos Archipelago. Amongst these fascinating and remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years...

Incredible Predators deconstructs the world of major predators as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to success. Unveiling the most dramatic events, Incredible...

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...

Imagine Earth were a distant place you once called home but could never visit again. What would you remember most about the planet, and how would you describe it to your grandchildren? Set on the sur...

This live tour of the heavens above New Mexico changes constantly and highlights the planets, constellations, deep sky objects and special astronomical events coming soon to a sky near you. The Pla...

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be hum...