We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: +1 505-841-2800
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Description:

Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 611 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 370
    Excellent
  • 171
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Interesting details; especially on some features unique to NM

Found this museum to be very interesting - I especially enjoyed walking through the exhibits that related unique facts about NM (e.g. Chaco Canyon and the sun alignments - very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
schnauzermom05
,
New York
Add Photo Write a Review

611 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 598: English reviews
New York
Level Contributor
94 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found this museum to be very interesting - I especially enjoyed walking through the exhibits that related unique facts about NM (e.g. Chaco Canyon and the sun alignments - very fascinating!). As another reviewer said, the scale models of the solar system were very cool. I remember learning about the solar system when I was in school and making my... More 

Helpful?
Thank schnauzermom05
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was bit surprised at the size. I expected the museum to be bigger. We enjoyed our visit very much. They had a huge depiction of what the earth would look like if it had no water. Scale models of our solar system and much more. I am glad we visited the museum.

Helpful?
Thank prelucir
Salem, Oregon
Level Contributor
62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We typically make it a point to visit natural history museums, and this is one of the best we've seen. Not as good as the one in Denver, but it provides a wealth of geological/anthropological information in a pleasant setting. One of the volunteers working on uncovering some fossilized bones came out and provided a lot of information about their... More 

Helpful?
Thank WYOR
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I enjoyed learning about how Microsoft were involved in an early business venture with MITS in Albuquerque. Didnt know this. I think this is a traveling exhibit, so you might want to check if this is your reason for going.

Helpful?
Thank JamesUKUSA69
Kelowna
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was very interesting on how the earth was created, goes through the dinosaur era, to how volcanoes erupt. Great spot to spend a couple of hours.

Helpful?
Thank Nancy154933
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Level Contributor
253 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I actually liked this more than I expected. Free parking and then it leads you on a journey through time which is pretty cool. It's well done with material to read & watch it you choose or you can just glance over it & get the idea. Good for kids but keep any eye on them they are in a... More 

Helpful?
Thank tinkerbsb
West Coast US
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have been to s lot of museumes but I really liked the way this one let you walk through time, it made geologic time make a lot more sense.

Helpful?
1 Thank desertcrow
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
367 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a nice natural science and history museum with 2 floors, lots of parking and an interactive room where children can see reptiles, touch fossils and just explore. It is located within 5 minutes of Old Town Albuquerque. We came because it was included with the NM Culture Pass. I'm glad we visited! They have a nice collection of... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jay s
california
Level Contributor
237 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I had been before. This time I took my 11-year-old Granddaughter. She was interested in all the exhibits and enjoyed them all. We did not have time to go to the children's discovery room to touch fossils and learn. Would recommend for anyone with children.

Helpful?
Thank bubba65
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

There are so many interesting exhibits it's difficult to know where to tell you to start. Having said that, the DynaTheater was a great place to start. We saw the "Mysteries of China" in 3D, an excellent 45 film about the terracotta soldiers. A variety of films run on the hour throughout the day. The planetarium was also very good.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank outsols

Travellers who viewed New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science also viewed

 

Been to New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Brookport, Illinois

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?