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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Address: 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
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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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One of the best, child friendly Natural History Museum. Climb the dinosaurs outside and see them inside. Many interactive exhibits. Great gift shop.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan W
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best, child friendly Natural History Museum. Climb the dinosaurs outside and see them inside. Many interactive exhibits. Great gift shop.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not terribly expensive, and lots of history to absorb. Takes a while to figure out where everything is and how to see it all, so be sure to carry the map and refer to it often.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Grandparents took me to this museum when I was a child and it was amazing to share the experience with my girls. We had a great time! Definitely worth your time. Set aside most of the day so that you can see one of the shows too. The gift shop is reasonably priced for a museum and the staff... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great display of Dinosaurs. They are full size casts in addition to actual bones. There are many docents who come up and offer explanations of the display. Opals are my favorite gemstone and the museum has an extensive display showing Opals from around the world.

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Mesilla, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has been a favorite since I was a child and always warrants a return visit. Our kids absolutely love this place and we come back just about every year for a great visit.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was with a tour group who was lucky to go behind the scenes in the building across the street that housed the BONES! Way cool things and it was delightful to have an employee/guide who passionately loves his job. I could have stayed there all day. That part of the tour gets 5+ rating for me. I went back... More 

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Larkspur, California
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We didn't have much time but enjoyed the space information and the dinosaur information. Always great to stop at a science museum and this one not too large and easy to browse.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History is interesting and informative. It's worth a couple of hours to learn some fascinating facts about NM's history, both modern and more ancient.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Make this a day long adventure. Walk the museum, watch a movie in the dinamax, see a laser show and shop the gift shop!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Are you awestruck by collosal dinosaur bones? Do you enjoy the evening sky? You'll get your fill of both of the at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History.

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