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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Excellent displays of prehistoric critters and plant life

A two story building with elevators, huge dinosaurs reconstructions (skeletal) and excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cal N
A gem of a museum - airy, modern, with great exhibits

Walking distance from Old Town, and a nice break from Old Town’s myriad souvenir shops. Museum is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.
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1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
+1 505-841-2800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A two story building with elevators, huge dinosaurs reconstructions (skeletal) and excellent displays.

Thank Cal N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking distance from Old Town, and a nice break from Old Town’s myriad souvenir shops. Museum is beautiful with great dinosaurs, rocks, minerals, paleo art exhibit currently going on, lovely gift shop. Lots of volunteers to explain things. Kids will love this place, too. Part...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I had a great afternoon here. We are both interested in earth science and paleontology. Great exhibits and information. We walked our feet off, so could we ask for a few more benches for tired feet? Appreciated the book store and the cafe...More

Thank carliewired
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is on par with other natural history museums around the country. You have your typical fossils of dinosaurs and other animals. We went to the planetarium show and my husband and I found it more enjoyable and informative than my kids did. Employees and...More

Thank Rachel_Littleton_CO
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The museum has free parking. The museum is quite sizable with a helpful staff. Admission was free on the day I visited. There are many exhibits, including a planetarium, with several that are youth oriented. They have a large gift shop, as well.

Thank ransom007
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Excellent! Really good displays and layout. Lots of "found in New Mexico" fossils. Good stuff on the KT extinction. Would definitely return next time we're in Albuquerque.

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Great place to bring kids to stimulate their understanding of evolution of New Mexico (and why we have a lot of petroleum here). Thanks to Sandia National Labs, there are sound simulations of the dinosaurs to expand the experience. Also there are interactive games and...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Definitely for all ages. Lots of room, well lit and you can see a 3-D film and or planetarium. Fabulous dinosaurs, and learned about many more recent discoveries. An incredible emphasis on New Mexico, geology and excavations.

Thank Bennett H
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This museum offers great information, clearly and organized. The art work is clear, with enough light. The signs are well made and easy to read.

Thank Margarita A
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The museum is like any other natural history museum. It showcases the natural history of our planet and solar system; the development of life; dinosaurs, flora and fauna. The twist is the emphasis on New Mexico's natural history. Remember that New Mexico is the site...More

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Response from shenier | Reviewed this property |
Three films currently - check their website and the link to the lockheed-martin-dynatheater
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It is 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States
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18 September 2015|
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Response from Stephanie M | Reviewed this property |
Some hotels have shuttles to and from the airport, but none go to the Museum that I know of. There are bus stops near the museum.