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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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Knowledgeable volunteers

There was a surprising amount of exhibits loaded into this museum, although they would benefit from... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Great museum

The exhibits in this museum were well done, very educational and informative. The people there were... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
+1 505-841-2800
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

There was a surprising amount of exhibits loaded into this museum, although they would benefit from updating. It covers the history of the region including exhibits on dinosaurs, the Precambrian sea, volcanoes, caves, the ice age and space. We were lucky enough to meet volunteers...More

Thank Geopiggy
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The exhibits in this museum were well done, very educational and informative. The people there were helpful and willing to explain the exhibits. The Dynatheater and Planetarium were the favorites. The only downfall was they closed down restrooms for cleaning during peak visitation times.

Thank Iris1140
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The 3D film on the Galapagos was wonderful although the glasses could have been better. The gem exhibit with Opals was wonderful. I agree with a previous review that the exhibit needs updating. Many hands on activities don't work. Could be much more interesting for...More

Thank MontanaLaura
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This place packed a decent amount of exhibits into a smaller building than other natural museums we have frequented. Having said that they did a great job of layout and exhibit content to keep you interested for 4 hours. As well, we saw one of...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Very pretty to look at outside with picnic tables, dinosaurs, etc. The museum has a nice theatre. Great gift shop. If you like museums this is a nice spot. They have a great upstairs area for kids with bubbles, and a large aquarium thing that...More

Thank Margie T
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Pretty typical as natural history museums go, except for a fantastic display of a HUGE dino skeleton. Otherwise the displays are pretty information-dense and seem dated. Not much in terms of interactives. I'd put this on the "If we have time" list, not the "Must...More

1  Thank interactive_al
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Starting with the dinosaurs at the front entryway, this museum had a terrific exhibition of how the earth came to be, how earthquakes happen and one of the best dinosaur exhibits of our experience. A Wow!

Thank ElliesBoo
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We've been a member for a couple years now, our 6 year old loves to go see the fossils and exhibits about volcanoes, caves, meteorites, etc. The imax-like movie theater is great too.

1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My 8 and 10 year old were entertained for a couple hours at this awesome museum! There is a ton of hands on displays and even some reptiles! This is probably the best museum I've been to in years! Great place for kids and adults

Thank dove g
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The record of fossils and the volcano section were very well done. The mineral samples were very impressive. It was easy to navigate. Everything was well labeled.

Thank nekko8
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Kenneth A
What Dynamax movies are currently showing?
9 May 2017|
Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
the movies change periodically, best to check their website.
address and phone number of New Mexico Museum of natural history and science
18 May 2016|
Response from Thamiris B | Reviewed this property |
It is 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States
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Is there a hotel shuttle for guests to and from the airport?
19 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.