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New Mexico Museum of Space History

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Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
Phone Number: +1 877-333-6589
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome...

This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space Hall of Fame.

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This museum was good. We enjoyed looking at the old rockets outside and the interactive learning exhibits. We also learne a lot of new things about space travel and NM. We would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Las Cruces, NM
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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting museum of space history. Lots of things going on: movies, interactive programs, real aircrafts, space outfits etc. Worth a visit.

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Las Cruces, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum was good. We enjoyed looking at the old rockets outside and the interactive learning exhibits. We also learne a lot of new things about space travel and NM. We would return.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice array of space artifacts for the small building. Kids had a good time looking around and with the interactive exhibits.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

October 10, 2016 - After arriving at our hotel, we decided to visit the NM Museum of Space History before venturing to White Sands National Monument for sunset. The museum sits on a hill and has several interesting outside exhibits as well as inside. If you want to see the IMAX movie, there is an extra fee. The movie subject... More 

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Raleigh N C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having only watched rocket launches on TV in the old days 😊 I found the museum very informative. They had a whole section on Star Trek and how it tied in with NASA they had a couple of areas that are interactive kids there loved it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here before and enjoyed our visit; however, this time three of the floors were closed for new exhibits, which is at least half of the museum. Many of the indoor and outdoor exhibits are beginning to show their age, and some of the interactive exhibits were broken. We would have appreciated a sign indicating that half of the... More 

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to go with the family. Everybody enjoyed it. Very interesting exhibits. The price wasn't bad.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

As you enter the elevator to up to the fourth floor, you are greeted by a great space mural. After the fourth floor, you follow ramps all the way to the first floor again. Lots of hands on fun and information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the exhibits here. They have several interactive displays which were fun for children and adults. They also have IMAX movies but we didn't have time to see them. Too bad because they looked interesting. All in all a nice side trip.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This museum exhibited a few rockets at the entrance. Having never been to a rocket launch and seeing the size of them this was very enlightening. This brought back a lot of memories.

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