Albuquerque - New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Road North West


We inspire a greater appreciation, understanding and stewardship of science and our natural world.


The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through our extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.


Laura Gitter

Saturday, March 10, 2018
We go about once a month. The staff is great and helpful. My daughter always wants to hold a snake and they let her pick which one. They also let her hold for a long time. My other daughter loves getting to touch dinosaurs bones and figure out what species they are. They have a few she can touch and she loves it. They also have a elevator ride to take about different time periods in New Mexico. My three girls all enjoy it. They love look at the different planets, the earthquake system, and seeing the rocks.

Elijah cavinder

Sunday, March 4, 2018
We love taking our daughter to the museum. Nice layout that's easy to navigate and learn. The planetarium is pretty old and need an update and new seats. They showcase different themes in part of the museum once in a while. Located within walking distance from Historic Old Town, and right across from Explora.

Travis Wafer

Friday, March 30, 2018
What a great Museum! It is huge and filled to the brim with artifacts and history. I have been visiting since I was a kid and now my children love it as much as I always have. The space section is wonderful and the new Davinci exhibit is just amazing!

Jenny Kwan

Saturday, March 17, 2018
I went with my parents to see the Da Vinci exhibit. I thought it was nicely done with some of the exhibits being interactive. Each was an interesting read and very cool to look at! The museum itself is a smaller size. But one you would expect for the size of the city. It's changed much since the first time I visited. Still fun to go to!

Amber Reher

Monday, March 26, 2018
We had a blast! Thank you to the very knowledgeable staff that were kind and taught us new things. The kids loved our day at the museum.

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Spring Break Science Program 2014

Experience Museum exhibits and Museum specimens with staff scientists and artists. Explore how and why animals look and live the way they do with studio time and outdoor explorations. Make animal art with reusable materials including collage & pr…

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