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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

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...

Learn about outer space and how it relates to the Star Wars universe at hands-on discovery stations. Build your own straw rocket and launch it to the "stars." Create a space craft to safel...

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...

From your backyard all the way to the Galapagos Islands, there are crazy-looking plants and animals to discover! Why do they look and act the way that they do? Explore how animals are adapted to their...

Grab your paleontology hat, you’re about to go on a wild adventure! This week is all about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Find out what it’s like to be a paleontologist by examin...

Grab your paleontology hat, you’re about to go on a wild adventure! This week is all about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Find out what it’s like to be a paleontologist by examin...

Did you know tinkering with electricity and circuits leads to robots exploring on other worlds? Explore technology in outer space, from Sputnik to tomorrow! This Earth-based camp will reach for the s...

Explore the natural world of the Albuquerque area! Investigate volcanoes, sand dunes, rivers, and mountains as a naturalist! Plenty of outdoor adventures will be embarked upon this week! Enter the ga...

Are you ready to explore the universe and beyond? This camp will have everything you need to know to become a space detective! Comets, asteroids, rockets, rovers…and so much more! We are lookin...

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...

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...

  • 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...

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...

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...

Explore the natural world of the Albuquerque area! Investigate volcanoes, sand dunes, rivers, and mountains as a naturalist! Plenty of outdoor adventures will be embarked upon this week! For grades 3r...

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...