American International Rattlesnake Museum

American International Rattlesnake Museum

American International Rattlesnake Museum
4.5
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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This museum houses the world's largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes and aims to correct common reptilian misconceptions.
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harryatkck
Kansas City, KS
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This museum has over 80 snakes & poisonous spiders. Many times, they are hard to see. But if you look closely, you will find them. This is a small museum with not much space, so it is difficult to move through it. It is also hard to find with no free parking close by. I also thought the admission price of $5 was not worth what I saw. Also, if you don't like snakes, don't come here.
Written 7 March 2022
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Jay R
Highlands Ranch, CO
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I was able to visit the Rattlesnake Museum before my trip ended, and I’m glad it worked out. The space is a bit small and if they are busy, it feels pretty crowded inside. The Staff was friendly and helpful. Cost was like $7 and definitely worth it. Throughout the Museum were a large number of Snakes in tanks. There was a great variety and information was helpful. There’s a lot of merchandise for purchase and if my niece had been with me, I know she would have had a tough time choosing what she wanted with so many options. This Museum is definitely worth a visit for a great variety of Rattlesnakes. You can make the tour in about 30 – 45 minutes
Written 23 June 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This small museum is a lot of fun. You can see lots of rattlesnake species, plus a few other kinds of snakes (including one from Egypt), turtles, scorpions, and tarantulas. There are also bottles of snake oil and some art and historical information. It is a bit cramped so it would be hard for a large group of visitors. The owner is fun and will give you a certificate of bravery.

Since it's in Old Town, there's no parking specifically for the museum. You will have to park in one of the central lots and pay. I recommend visiting when you have time to see other sites in Old Town, too.
Written 26 June 2021
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Jill U
Seattle, WA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this. It is not a large museum, you can see everything in 30 minutes to an hour. It is also a little difficult to navigate if you have a stroller (or a wheelchair, I would imagine). But, the kids absolutely LOVED it. They begged to go back the next day.
Written 29 December 2021
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Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
First of all, if you're not into slithery things, this wonderful spot is likely not for you. So stay in the gift shop, there's plenty of fun stuff to see.

For the more intrepid, a visit into the small museum itself is a journey through the world of venomous creatures large and small. There are live snakes of every hue, mostly rattlers, all safely behind glass. There are lizards, scorpions, toads and spiders, too, enough to tickle the most serious of herpetology aficionados.

In addition to live critters, there are displays that cover everything from honeybees (they have venom, too!) to the spiritual meaning of all the creatures (lots of native artwork on display), snake oil salespeople, and an interesting collection of beer bottle brands, all reptile themed.

I love this type of place, so had a venomously good time!
Written 23 April 2022
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bariowen3
Brooklyn, IN
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
While exploring Old Town Albuquerque, we stepped into a shop and discovered there was a museum in the back. We had many things on our list for the day, and I was doubtful about spending the extra time, but my adult daughter insisted, and I am so glad! It was fascinating, and I’ll definitely return. The proprietor and his wife are the only caretakers, and the displays and memorabilia collections are varied and extremely interesting. In addition to an impressive number of snakes and other live creatures, the displays include art, many artifacts, a personalized snake-themed license plate wall, and snake-labeled liquor bottle collection! You could do a quick walk through, but could also spend hours and still not see everything. Highly recommended!
Written 9 April 2021
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DSalcoda
Naples, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
I visited the American International Rattlesnake Museum today and it greatly exceeded my expectations. The Museum houses a few dozen species of rattlesnakes and snakes as well as lizards, spiders, and turtles. There is detailed information on the majority of the animals as well as exhibits focused on the (rattle)snake’s relevance to Native American Indian and Mexican cultures. There are also exhibits about the animals’ relevance to popular culture. The proprietor, Bob Myers, was friendly and personable. If you’re coming to Albuquerque for a few days, make sure to visit the Museum. It’s fascinating!
Written 4 May 2021
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KiminGranCouva
San Fernando, Trinidad
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I stumbled on this museum on a walk through Old Town ABQ. The collection is small, well laid out and thorough. I particularly liked that each exhibit has a write up on the hablis and a map showing the distribution of the animal. All exhibits seemed to be healthy and well cared for. The museum has a great deal of snake memorabilia and small tokens on sale. Kind of a niche exhibit that you won't see elsewhere, but fun and informative, not scary and certainly worth a half hour visit.
Written 18 August 2021
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Robert M
Huambo, Angola
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The museum is much more than a collection of snakes in terrariums. The three small rooms chock-full of fascinating objects (most, but not all, related to snakes). We appreciated the emphasis on conservation for these oft-feared reptiles. We considered our visit 45 minutes well spent.
Written 1 July 2021
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Suzanne
Dallas, TX
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
Nice collection of snakes and other misc exhibits. They appear to be well cared for and in great condition. Super clean museum and nice variety of items in the gift shop. The highlight was when the owner/co-owner came by with a live snake wrapped around his hand. He was a beautiful small white boa. He gave us some great info and good snake stories. Super friendly! You can tell this is their passion and they truly love the little slithery guys! Totally worth checking out!
Written 3 October 2021
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