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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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3D IMAX movies are fun

Go to the desk get tickets to the IMAX theater. WE got back-to-back and a discount was given... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fun visit--decent museum; worth a visit

This is the kind of museum a kid, in particular, would like. Fossils, dinosaur related exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
+1 505-841-2800
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Go to the desk get tickets to the IMAX theater. WE got back-to-back and a discount was given. Movies are 45 minutes long shown on a really big screen. (I always fell like I'm in a place like Disneyland) Movie starts. Our two were Mysteries...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of museum a kid, in particular, would like. Fossils, dinosaur related exhibits. For a city the size of Albuquerque, this is a modern, clean, interesting way to spend a few hours.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids love it here ! The dinosaurs , the astronomy , and the different activities the kids can do with bugs and fossils is amazing!! Tickets are a little pricey but it's totally worth it!

Thank Tara R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum offers something for everyone. There is a separate children's museum next door for the kiddies to try and experiment with a variety of hand's one exhibits. Not to be undone, the Natural Museum also offers a mixture of audio visual media to keep...More

1  Thank Boardwatcher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This modern and extensive museum is a mecca of fascinating and beautiful displays that a whole family or anyone would enjoy. This museum is very well done. However, it is important to remember that science uses theories and implies them as facts. Example: Their giant...More

Thank christopherM8134MB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible museum with so much to see, we spent the entire afternoon here and also caught a show at the planetarium. One of the best things about the museum is how affordable everything is, from the admission fee to the cafe everything is very...More

1  Thank Veronica B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great overview of New Mexico's history. Easy to kill an entire day in fascination. Go early and don't miss the cafe. Good eats at excellent prices.

Thank Nancysteveh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't have really any complaints for the museum. It had some interesting exhibits. The planetarium show was a bit of a letdown. They do have their version of an IMAX theater that plays BBC Nature shows. The whole museum can be covered in less...More

1  Thank Eugene K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

they have a lot of interesting fact and items to see. place is super organize clean and they're employees love their job. the exhibits are nice and give you good ways to look at it from different angles. great fun for the family

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I get you are here in Albuquerque and you are trying to fit in as much as you can in a day; that's why this museum is perfect. They have movies; do you have the time? Yes/No. Ok, you pay, you get a map;...More

1  Thank LabLoverWA
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Kenneth A
What Dynamax movies are currently showing?
9 May 2017|
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Response from shenier | Reviewed this property |
Three films currently - check their website and the link to the lockheed-martin-dynatheater
address and phone number of New Mexico Museum of natural history and science
17 May 2016|
Response from Thamiris B | Reviewed this property |
It is 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States
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Is there a hotel shuttle for guests to and from the airport?
18 September 2015|
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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.