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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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+1 505-841-2800
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American...

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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Another great place for grandparents to bring their grandkids.

It is a very well done selection of exhibits with both hands on and rare prehistoric finds. With movies, interactive exhibits, and large skeletal presentations of reptiles... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very well done selection of exhibits with both hands on and rare prehistoric finds. With movies, interactive exhibits, and large skeletal presentations of reptiles, dinosaurs, and early birds, the little ones do not get bored. Variety of presentations keeps things interesting for adults as well.

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Farmington. New mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took kids to see dinosaurs skeletons. They had a FABULOUS time and learn a but about them a little bit more. We ask them whAT type they were.. I would recommend this museum. .

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Salida, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this museum especially the section on climate change. They present the science in a straight forward way. Also like the history of how animals have evolved. We went to the 3-D movie (extra charge) about China which was interesting. Kids seemed to enjoy the museum also.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located close to the Biopark and downtown, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science offers a wide range of exhibits on the natural and geologic history of the world and New Mexico in particular. The museum has some fantastic fossil and geologic specimens, including the recently discovered pentaceratops. I highly recommend taking your time with the exhibits here... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started our visit with a planetarium presentation (45 min) which was very good. Went on to the museum afterwards and spent a good two hours on the various exhibits. Main feature is a timeline that covers the origins of life through all the various prehistoric eras. Many fossils and cast replicas are on display which visitors are encouraged to touch.... More 

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting. We didn't get to explore as much as we could do to other family events. We enjoyed the astronomy area - planets, stars, mar's photos, etc. I did a quick walk through of the dinosaurs on the second floor - which seemed interesting

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North Bend, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We must have picked the wrong day to see the museum. The screaming and running about by little kids uninterested in the exhibits was distracting. The parents definitely needed to do a better job supervising their little ones. That being said, the science and history that centered on New Mexico was very well done. We enjoyed the approach of going... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went here saw the museum and enjoyed a film on their giant screen. Really great way to learn the local take on natural history, very nice. Conveniently located by the Explora Museum and the History and Science museum as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The NM Museum of Natural History is a must see for folks with children or an interest in the archaeological & geologic (or even computer) history of New Mexico. We most recently watched the Polar Express on the IMAX screen. They do a great job.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Found this museum to be very interesting - I especially enjoyed walking through the exhibits that related unique facts about NM (e.g. Chaco Canyon and the sun alignments - very fascinating!). As another reviewer said, the scale models of the solar system were very cool. I remember learning about the solar system when I was in school and making my... More 

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