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New Mexico Museum of Space History

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Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
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+1 877-333-6589
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
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This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome...

This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space Hall of Fame.

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Beauty on a hill!

Very interesting place! Lots of things to view both inside and out. Interesting exhibit of Star Trek and its evolution. Great for families...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting place! Lots of things to view both inside and out. Interesting exhibit of Star Trek and its evolution. Great for families...

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Alvin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice museum but it could use some updating. It appears they are beginning that process so I look forward to seeing the improvements. It is still worth the trip/money as is and is great for both space geeks (my husband) and those of us that know nothing about space.

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a fun place for children and adults. Lots of interactive things to do inside and out. Very educational. Great view.

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had an outdoor area exhibiting various rockets and missiles, a very informative four-floor museum on the history and development of rocketry and space travel/exploration, and several excellent movies in the planetarium. A Smithsonian-class museum all around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my husband's choice but I was pleasantly surprised by this visit. It is well organized, reasonably priced and contains information and displays to interest all age levels. Hands on displays were fun and the informational panels contained great info. The great models, artifacts and examples made air flight come alive. I enjoyed the many photographs and bio info... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cool museum with a fun rocket garden and tons of information about Space History in the Tularosa Basin and beyond. You start the tour on the top floor and work your way down - a cool design. The kids enjoyed the space dress up area. The outside areas include the grave of HAM - the first primate in space... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much space history. Who would have thought this little town of Alamogordo would have an offering such as this? Wonderful exhibits, AND an IMAX theatre for eye an opening experience in space. A MUST SEE!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you are interested in the final frontier, this is a must. History and a collection of Rockets makes this highly entertaining. Go for one of the planetarium shows. Closed on Tuesdays.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a modern 4 story structure that does charge a fee ($6 for seniors) to visit. A small gift shop on ground level and restrooms but no food or drink. You start on the 4th floor and work down. Exhibits are mainly geared to how New Mexico and the surrounding area of Alamogordo played a part in the race... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Many items to view outside without even going into the museum. Brought back childhood memories. Especially like the "talking disc".

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