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Spooky Science! Laser Shows & Family Fun Halloween Afternoon at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science

October 10th, 2017

(Albuquerque, NM) -- Make this a Halloween to remember for more than just candy and costumes!  Spend Halloween afternoon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and indulge in a little Spooky Science!

This is an activity for the entire family.  From noon-4:30PM, there will be lots of spooky nature science activities in the Museum atrium. Build an alien landscape, observe snakes, spiders and creepy critters and distinguish fact from fantasy. 

Throughout the afternoon, at 3, 4 & 5:00PM, settle in for a fun, Halloween-themed laser in the Planetarium.  Entitled Fright Light, this show combines laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music to create a spine-tingling treat. The show features a variety of ghoulish classics, including Thriller by Michael Jackson, Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley, Iron Man by Black Sabbath, and Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters by Weird Al Yankovic.  The regularly-scheduled planetarium shows at 3 and 4 p.m. on this day will be preempted by the laser shows.

October 31 | 12 – 4:30 p.m. | Laser Shows at 3, 4 & 5 p.m.  Laser Shows $6 adults; $5 members and seniors; $3 children | Other activities free with museum admission 


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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