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New Mexico Museum of Space History

Nm Hwy 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
+1 877-333-6589
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Excellent history of space program

Really enjoyed visiting the museum and seeing all of the exhibits marking the progression of space... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Mark H
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indianapolis
Smaller museum but some very nice space and rocket exhibits

The best part for me was the F1 engine in the rocket garden. You can walk right up to it and see... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
toad94
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Lakewood, Colorado
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This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space Hall of Fame.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“imax theater” (36 reviews)
“space travel” (27 reviews)
“space shuttle” (25 reviews)
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Nm Hwy 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Really enjoyed visiting the museum and seeing all of the exhibits marking the progression of space exploration. Starting with early rocketry and proceeding through the space shuttle years, there are lots of interesting artifacts, exhibits and videos.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The best part for me was the F1 engine in the rocket garden. You can walk right up to it and see the nuts, bolts, welds, and every intricate detail of this monster engine from the Saturn V. The exhibit about how rockets guide themselves...More

Thank toad94
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Small museum, but some nice exhibits detailing space history. Exhibits about the early space missions, missiles, rockets. Astronaut/ space “hall of fame” with pictures and details about people important to space history. Also outdoor area with rockets, engines, and other large items. Traveling with a...More

Thank JoyousWITravel
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The museum was extremely fun for my teenagers. They enjoyed the planetarium very much. I have no complaints about the museum itself besides some closed displays due to renovations, but at least they are trying to improve. My issue was the front desk staff. They...More

1  Thank Lorraine N
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Interesting history of space and rockets. Great place for kids. Enjoyed the movie “The Black Holes” Easy access and lots of rockets to see up close.

Thank Landa M
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Just wanted you to know, it is opened six days per week but CLOSED on TUESDAYS! We were driving from Sitting Bulls Falls to White Sands and wanted to see this place but it was closed. Will keep on our bucket list for the future....More

1  Thank RayneLa
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I had never heard of this museum until I recently read about it in the book "Packing for Mars". As a space nerd, I couldn't wait to see it. Many of the best exhibits are on the outside of the building before you pay your...More

1  Thank okiesooner09
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I know spave is mankind's achievement but it was done on the back of a brave chimp - Ham - and he is buried here! Really liked the respect he is accorded. The rest of the museum is very informational and entertaining - including the...More

2  Thank WanderingSpriti
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We spent about 2 hours at this museum. Even though most museums I recommend for a rainy day – not this one. You want a nice weather day to enjoy all the great outdoor exhibits. And don't miss the Daisy Track exhibit, which is in...More

Thank TNKaz
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

A really nice interesting experience and very educational. A nice relaxing way to spend a few hours. Our granddaughter thought it was interesting and enjoyed the models which helped to visualize the growth of space travel.

Thank TRAVEL4WORKPLAY2010
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michaeldonaldcam2018
19 June 2018|
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Response from louisd237 | Reviewed this property |
2 to 3 hours to see everything and see all the films
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19 November 2016|
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Response from Cathy H | Property representative |
The museum does have an available wheelchair. It is free to use.
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bassman3
28 May 2016|
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Response from Bill W | Reviewed this property |
Visitor Category Museum **Planetarium** Adult (13 to 59) $6.00 ** $3.50** Senior Citizens (60+) & (Military - active, retired, & dependents) and NM Residents $5.00 **$ 3.50** Child (3 to 12 yrs) $4.00... More
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