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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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Who knew so many of the dinosaurs that roamed the earth did so around New Mexico A well laid out... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shane n
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Adelaide, Australia
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Modest museum. Probably best for small kids.

I went with my wife and adult aged daughter hoping for a peaceful couple of hours learning about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waterloon
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Waterloo, Canada
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Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Who knew so many of the dinosaurs that roamed the earth did so around New Mexico A well laid out museum tracking the changes that occurred since the dawn of time. A great place for families to show how the earth was formed and changed...More

Thank Shane n
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my wife and adult aged daughter hoping for a peaceful couple of hours learning about natural themes. Generally middle of the road version of such museums. The dinosaurs were probably the best part but everything else was OK at best. Lots of...More

Thank Waterloon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We watched a good 3D film on the Galapagos Islands in the theater (there is an extra charge, check for a Groupon), and then walked through the museum. While all the other Natural History museums I have visited have focused on the natural history of...More

Thank Travleeer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were totally favorably impressed with this museum. Beginning with the attractive building and outdoor displays of dinosaur skeletons and constantly augmented with an army of volunteer staff, the museum was an absolute treat for my wife and I and our teens. The 3D movie...More

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time exploring the excibits, all hands on learning, helps gets the children involved. We will be back. Plan on needing 3-4 hours to enjoy it all

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Wasn't planning on stopping here, but our plans changed and it was just a 5 minute walk from out hotel. Our two kids (14 and 12) enjoyed themselves. I was afraid they would say its for kids. We spent more than three hours there including...More

Thank coachwnh
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum but content/ displays presented in a rather static & outdated way. Some interactive. Planetarium was excellent. Quite expensive for what it is. Friendly, informative staff.

Thank RPM9
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Good museum. Permanent exhibits take up most of space, so any listed temporary exhibits will be smaller. Films showing in planetarium and theater change every few months. First Friday is discounted admission in evening and they have different theme/activities. Don't post until about 2 weeks...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

As with most science/natural history museums, this one reinforces what has been learned in classrooms. While appearing to be authentic, the dinosaur skeletons have only one small piece of bone and the rest is fabrication. Still, youngsters were drawn to the exhibits like iron filings...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Plenty of dinosaur skeletons, a planetarium, and a 3D movie. The museum really reinforces how much New Mexico has to offer in terms of paleontology. The planetarium is comfortable.

Thank Lisa C
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Three films currently - check their website and the link to the lockheed-martin-dynatheater
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18 May 2016|
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It is 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States
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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.
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