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American International Rattlesnake Museum

Indoor $
Science Museums, Birthday Parties
202 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM
URL: American International Rattlesnake...  Phone: 505-242-6569

Activity Overview

Snakes are one of the widely misjudged animal species. The American International Rattlesnake Museum aims to debunk myths, dispel judgements, and educate people about rattlesnakes and other reptiles. The museum currently has the largest collection of live rattlesnakes species in the world.

Things to Do

  • See more than 100 rattlesnakes from more than 20 different species. Glass display windows are all labeled with the rattlesnake specie name, its habitat, and facts about it. The fun thing about the museum is there are also child labels placed at a kid's eye level so the little ones can read and explore on their own too.
  • Aside from rattlesnakes, the museum also has other types of reptiles on display such as a tarantula, gila monster, and salamanders. Other animals also include snapping turtles and land tortoises.
  • Learn more about snakes, amphibians, and reptiles by watching videos about snake facts and turtle mating.
  • Catch the feeding times and watch how the tarantula and snapping turtle are fed.
  • Find a variety of snake-related artwork and artifacts such as rattlesnake-themed beverage bottles, stamps and coins, and Native American art.
  • Visit the gift shop and purchase souvenir shirts, jewelry, pottery, and shed rattlesnake fangs and skin.

American International Rattlesnake Museum Insider Tips

  • The museum also offers group tours inclusive of a Q&A session and a Touch and Hold non-venomous snakes session.
  • Plan for your next destination during the day. The museum is small with only two rooms for the exhibit and it usually takes less than an hour to see everything.

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