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“Spooky Salsa” Halloween Costume Party for Adults set for October 20 at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science

September 26th, 2017

(Albuquerque, NM) – Why let kids have all the fun this Halloween? Figure out a costume, grab your partner and plan a night of ‘Spooky Salsa’ at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Adult Halloween party Friday, October 20th.

Doors open for Spooky Salsa open at 5:45pm. There will be Salsa lessons by Dance Instructor Karim Armazanduk for $5 per person from 6-6:45pm. From 7:00pm through 11:00pm live music provided by the popular local Cuban-style salsa band, Son Como Son.

There will be a cash bar and food service. The Cooperage is providing bar service, La Mexican restaurant is serving food. And tempting, chocolate goodies come from La Sweet Fountain.

All museum exhibits open including the highly interactive traveling exhibition Wild Music, Songs & Sounds of Life. There will be laser shows in the Planetarium at 8:00pm & 9:00pm. Weather permitting, the Observatory will also be open until 10:00pm.

Tickets are available online at constant contact for $20. Tickets at the door will be $25. This is an adult 21+ only night.


Media Contact:

Mary Ann Hatchitt



About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibits, exhibitions, programs, and workshops in Paleontology, Geoscience, Bioscience, Earth Science, Natural Science, Gemology, is the Southwest’s largest repository for dinosaur fossils, and includes a Planetarium and a DynaTheater. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800.  Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of Natural History and Science and other in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at

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