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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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Brings back memories

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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Battle Ground, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

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 31 January 2017

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 19 January 2017

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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Corte Madera, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 30 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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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

You will find the place a little bit outside Alamogordo stuated on the hill side. It gives you a good impressions about all space activities of USA and Russia. Inside the building: an extensive explanation about all developments in space. Outside th building is an exposition of used space materials. If you have an interest in space activities this is... More 

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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very interesting museum of space history. Lots of things going on: movies, interactive programs, real aircrafts, space outfits etc. Worth a visit.

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Las Cruces, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This museum was good. We enjoyed looking at the old rockets outside and the interactive learning exhibits. We also learne a lot of new things about space travel and NM. We would return.

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