New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is a natural history and science museum located at 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. It opened in 1986 and is a publicly funded facility overseen by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. It offers both educational and family-friendly activities for visitors of all ages.
The museum is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on the first Friday of every month. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children three to 12 years old. Tickets to the museum's planetarium and 3-D movies are available for a slightly higher price. The museum is also home to a Natureworks Discovery Store and cafe.
In addition to its permanent collection, the New Mexico Museum of Art and History also offers several seasonal exhibits. The museum's permanent collection includes some of the state's finest artworks. There's also an exhibit chronicling the history of the Atomic Age, with interactive exhibits and a family-friendly atmosphere.
Another exhibit at the NMMNHS is the Back to Bones, featuring 300-million-year-old fish and dinosaur skulls. In addition, there's a photographic slide collection of New Mexico plants and animals. The exhibit has been extended twice since it first opened in October of 2019.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science has a new executive director. Anthony R. Fiorillo will take over from Margie Marino, who is retiring in October 2021. He will continue to run the museum's daily operations, overseeing public programs and exhibitions.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located in Albuquerque's "museum row" alongside other museums such as the Explora Science Center. It is conveniently located and close to Old Town. Visitors can enjoy its live animals, interactive discovery room, and premier informal science education programs.
This popular museum features life-sized replicas of dinosaurs and other life forms dating back over 200 million years. It also features a live planetarium and 3-D movie theater. Visitors praise the artifacts and fossils on display. The museum is a great place for kids and adults to learn more about the history of the world and its people.
While visiting the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, visitors should also visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a world-class museum that preserves and exhibits Pueblo Indian culture. Its collection includes thousands of rare artifacts and includes rotating exhibits. The center is open every day from 9am to 5pm.