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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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Not the caliber of other museums

Ok, I have been to a lot of natural history museums around the world and am probably spoiled... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Crista2010
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Kuna, Idaho
Wonderful presentations for adults and kids

I did not visit the Da Vinci exhibition. The natural history section is excellent! I found the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RonTSmithers_B_C_
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Smithers, B.C.
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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 yesterday

Ok, I have been to a lot of natural history museums around the world and am probably spoiled... This museum would be good for kids, with simple interactive exhibits.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not visit the Da Vinci exhibition. The natural history section is excellent! I found the section on a crash into the earth by a large asteroid to be compelling and almost scary! Everything is well presented for kids and for the informed visitor.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This exhibit was a little underwhelming but the entire museum as a whole always delivers. If you're interested in the life of Da Vinci or the Mona Lisa, this can and will settle many of those curiosities.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two part exhibition, Renaissance art of DaVinci that an Australian company has developed great new technologies to show work as it would have looked when in was created, colors, undo restoration work, etc. and his inventions. Both parts just so interesting and at times mind...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Downstairs is 1/2 of the exhibit, totally focused on the recent re examination of Mona Lisa and its findings- NOTHING ELSE! Interesting but quite limited. Totally separate and independent is upstairs where a company has contracted and built good wooden models, some full scale, of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My aunt and I went to see the Da Vinci exhibit for my birthday and I’m not sure what I expected, but it was pointless to me. The information was good if you don’t know anything about his paintings, but it’s just a bunch of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good museum for the kids. It is well laid out and covers the geology and history of the area. It has a lot of hands on activities.

Thank Cynthia A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibits on the history of New Mexico. Lovely planetarium. Very pleasant staff. Can be busy on school days.

Thank Debbie T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids can go into the mirror room and take a selfie, or play with a dozen machines designed by DaVinci. Adults will marvel at his writings and futuristic designs i.e. parachute, submarine, machine gun, scuba gear. And the research and special photography on his most...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're a tourist, pick a different museum (recommend the Nuclear Science Museum). This is a good museum but it's not great compared to other cities. I felt like the exhibits were old (but not in a nostalgic way), some of the displays felt "dumbed...More

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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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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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