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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
+1 505-841-2800
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Enjoyed our last minute decision to stop

Wasn't planning on stopping here, but our plans changed and it was just a 5 minute walk from out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
coachwnh
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Bath, Pennsylvania
OK but aspects need updating

Interesting museum but content/ displays presented in a rather static & outdated way. Some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RPM9
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wasn't planning on stopping here, but our plans changed and it was just a 5 minute walk from out hotel. Our two kids (14 and 12) enjoyed themselves. I was afraid they would say its for kids. We spent more than three hours there including...More

Thank coachwnh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting museum but content/ displays presented in a rather static & outdated way. Some interactive. Planetarium was excellent. Quite expensive for what it is. Friendly, informative staff.

Thank RPM9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good museum. Permanent exhibits take up most of space, so any listed temporary exhibits will be smaller. Films showing in planetarium and theater change every few months. First Friday is discounted admission in evening and they have different theme/activities. Don't post until about 2 weeks...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with most science/natural history museums, this one reinforces what has been learned in classrooms. While appearing to be authentic, the dinosaur skeletons have only one small piece of bone and the rest is fabrication. Still, youngsters were drawn to the exhibits like iron filings...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of dinosaur skeletons, a planetarium, and a 3D movie. The museum really reinforces how much New Mexico has to offer in terms of paleontology. The planetarium is comfortable.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here because of the good ratings and while it was interesting and interactive it really was for younger kids under the age of 12. My teens enjoyed the 3D movie and volcano tunnel but really this is a museum of younger kids.

Thank ruazlu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to the museum and we still have not seen everything. So, we now have an annual pass. They do a great job covering the formation of the earth, geology in general and some New Mexico geology. And dinosaurs - I...More

Thank CJGinFL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the challenges with moving family from one country to another is that much of what is taught/read to the kids cannot be visually reinforced other than perhaps through video. The Natural History museum was finally an opportunity to tie instruction to visual representation....More

1  Thank akexpats2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both my wife and I have a science background. While the displays are well done, they present only the theory of evolution. No discussion of any other possible mechanisms. I recognize that intelligent design or creationist models are not popular but the fact is as...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a visit to this museum with our teenage son. It was very interesting. We happened upon a tour given by the curator of the museum. He was very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend stopping here especially with teenagers or adults.

Thank KParnell
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Kenneth A
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Three films currently - check their website and the link to the lockheed-martin-dynatheater
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18 May 2016|
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It is 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States
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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.
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