The Naturalist Center
On long-term display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
The Naturalist Center is a hands-on educational room in the Museum of Natural History & Science where visitors of all ages can learn about the natural world of New Mexico.
Microscopes, native animals, touch specimens and more wait for your exploration.
Also on exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
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Featured DCA Exhibitions
Showcases some of the Museum's most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first man-made satellites, Sputnik and Explorer, and the Gargoyle, an early guided missile.
No Idle Hands examines a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use of discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects.
The process of extracting dinosaur fossils from the rock matrix that has encased them for millions of years is featured in the FossilWorks exhibit at the Museum.
This exhibition traces Flamenco from its beginnings as a folkloric art form among the Gypsy people of southern Spain to its rise as an international art form enjoyed by millions. The exhibition features costumes, play bills, instruments, and paintings, complemented by lectures, workshops and performances.