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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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Good science well explained

The museum features some excellent dinosaur skeletons, well displayed. The tyrannosaurus skeleton... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
Catonsville, MD
Not Just For Kids!

The first time I visited Albuquerque back in 1992 I was told this was a great place to visit. It... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2015
Glenda Valerie W
Cape Girardeau MO
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
+1 505-841-2800
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

The museum features some excellent dinosaur skeletons, well displayed. The tyrannosaurus skeleton, for example, is accompanied by pictures pointing out the effect of injuries on the skeleton and speculating on the causes of them. We also saw fact-filled exhibits on the origins and development of...More

Thank catonsviller
Reviewed 17 August 2015

The first time I visited Albuquerque back in 1992 I was told this was a great place to visit. It was and still is....super educational for kids and adults alike!

1  Thank Glenda Valerie W
Reviewed 17 August 2015

My father and I visited the museum on our way to Arizona. I loved how is was laid out and I found the wide variety of exhibit structures and topics very interesting. It spans from the beginning of time to present day and it divided...More

Thank Rochelle757
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

It's a fun easy day out. A lot of it seems dated, but that's Albuquerque for ya. I still try to get over to it every few years. Good learning experience for the younger kids. The Imax theater usually has good documentaries.

Thank AliciaCarol
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Great museum space. We had our work holiday party there and had such a great time. Fun exhibits and a great observatory experience.

Thank taylor h
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Pros: The exhibits were nicely put together and very informative. They have a lot about New Mexico's natural history, with plenty of fossils, and a room where you could see recently discovered fossils that were still being researched. There was also a very cool exhibit...More

Thank RoapTripper3081
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Went here as part of a trip with the grandson and we all really enjoyed it - again lots of exhibits and educational facts to learn. One tip - go either as soon as they open or late in the day to avoid the crowds

Thank Badnana2006
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The last time I went in to look around they have changed several of the items. Change is a good thing some times. Good price and wonderful place to spend several hours just looking around and maybe learn something. The kids are now off to...More

Thank Clarence C
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This museum is a living history of the beginning of life on earth up to the present time. One cannot see the entire fascinating displays in one day, so plan on coming back if you enjoy learning experiences.

Thank runner_cw
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This museum is a thoughtful combination of dinosaurs )great for kids) and excellent traveling exhibits. The IMAX shows top rated examples of shows about the natural world.

Thank Nina J
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Three films currently - check their website and the link to the lockheed-martin-dynatheater
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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.