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New Mexico Museum of Space History

Discover the Cradle of America’s Space Program

The cradle of America’s space program offers a museum that applauds our exploration of the heavens with a mix of high-tech entertainment and dramatic exhibits.

Many major breakthroughs in technology occurred in the Alamogordo area, and the museum offers a variety of exhibitions to showcase those milestones. Among them are the John P. Stapp Air and Space Park, with large displays of the Apollo program’s Little Joe II rocket; the Daisy Track exhibit, which includes a tribute to the Delta Clipper Experimental; and the Clyde W. Tombaugh Theater and Planetarium, featuring a giant dome-screen and state-of-the-art surround sound to fully immerse the audience.

The museum, a premier tourist destination welcoming more than 100,000 visitors each year, is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the designated repository / archive for New Mexico’s Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built spaceport.

On exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Space History

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

Icons of Exploration

Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first
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New Mexico Colonial Home – Circa 1815

The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked
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On the Wing

Nirmala  Khandan began photographing birds in his native Sri Lanka before moving to Las Cruces 17 years ago. The
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Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art

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