Learn how nature has evolved at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The museum promotes awareness and understanding of nature and our journey through time. Aside from the museum, there's also a theater and a planetarium onsite.
Things to Do
- Spend time at the Timetracks exhibit. This section focuses on artifacts relating back to the origin of the Earth up to the Ice Age. Get to touch fossils and meteorites at Origins, explore the interactive dinosaur exhibit at Dawn of the Dinosaurs featuring Triassic New Mexico, and know more about volcanoes by traveling inside a magma chamber.
- Learn how dinosaur fossils are extracted at the FossilWorks exhibit area. Trained volunteers demonstrate the extraction process. FossilWorks also features facts about fossilisation of Jurassic Period dinosaurs and preparation.
- Visit Naturalist Center, the area which focuses on the natural world of New Mexico through hands-on displays and microscope viewing. Other permanent exhibits include The Hall of the Stars where you can explore astronomical concepts and Startup, exhibit area featuring the origins of the microcomputer and its evolution.
- Check out the 3D Dynatheater and the Planetarium. Visit the museum's website for show and movie screening schedules.
- Families can sign up for different Science programs such as Summer Science Camp and Prehistoric Preschool. Events dates are posted in the museum's website.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Insider Tips
- Allot ample time to explore the museum. The dinosaur exhibit alone could take an hour.