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New Mexico Museum of Space History

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Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
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+1 877-333-6589
10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00

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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Brings back memories

Many items to view outside without even going into the museum. Brought back childhood memories. Especially like the "talking disc".

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chim M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much space history. Who would have thought this little town of Alamogordo would have an offering such as this? Wonderful exhibits, AND an IMAX theatre for eye an opening experience in space. A MUST SEE!

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Corte Madera, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in the final frontier, this is a must. History and a collection of Rockets makes this highly entertaining. Go for one of the planetarium shows. Closed on Tuesdays.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a modern 4 story structure that does charge a fee ($6 for seniors) to visit. A small gift shop on ground level and restrooms but no food or drink. You start on the 4th floor and work down. Exhibits are mainly geared to how New Mexico and the surrounding area of Alamogordo played a part in the race... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many items to view outside without even going into the museum. Brought back childhood memories. Especially like the "talking disc".

Thank Chim M
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will find the place a little bit outside Alamogordo stuated on the hill side. It gives you a good impressions about all space activities of USA and Russia. Inside the building: an extensive explanation about all developments in space. Outside th building is an exposition of used space materials. If you have an interest in space activities this is... More 

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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

1 Thank JeroenandNancy
Las Cruces, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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 25 November 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank Charles S
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 17 November 2016 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

Thank Ellen E

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