New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
New Mexico's Most Visited Museum
Just minutes away from Albuquerque’s lively Old Town Plaza, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science takes you on a journey to the stars and through New Mexico’s past, from the formation of the universe to the present. This interactive, high-tech museum features an active volcano, Ice Age cave, and dinosaurs galore, including the enormous skeletons and fossils from the popular, Tyrannosaurus rex and Seismosaurus.
The museum’s popular exhibition, Time Tracks: A Walk Through Time, includes the only Triassic hall in North America. The museum's Space Science wing includes a full-scale replica of the Mars Exploration Rover.
The Planetarium, Powered by META and the Verus Research DynaTheater are exciting detours on journeys through the museum, which also includes a learning garden and the Natureworks Discovery Store.
On exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
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Featured DCA Exhibitions
The traveling exhibition Protection: Adaptation and Resistance presents the work of more than 45 Alaska Native
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now sweeps across more than 500 years of history—from the state’s
Reflecting current archaeological and historical perspectives, Palace Seen and Unseen draws from historic documents,