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New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

New Mexico's Most Visited Museum

Seismosaurus and Saurophaganax in "Age of Super Giants" exhibition.

Just minutes away from Albuquerque’s lively Old Town Plaza, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science takes you on a journey 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 Tyrannosaurus rex and Seismosaurus.

The museum’s popular exhibition, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, is the only Triassic hall in North America.

The Planetarium and Lockheed Martin DynaTheater are exciting detours on journeys through the museum, which also includes a cafe and the Natureworks Discovery Store.

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

A photo featuring items representing the Riding Herd with Billy the Kid exhibition

Riding Herd with Billy the Kid

This extensive exhibit weaving together a many-layered story that led to one of the most infamous periods in New Mexico
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A photo featuring items representing the Multiple Visions: A Common Bond exhibition

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the
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A photo featuring items representing the ReVOlution exhibition

ReVOlution

Enter the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) and join in the celebration of its 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil
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A photo featuring items representing the Icons of Exploration exhibition

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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