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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Address: 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
Phone Number: +1 505-841-2800
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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.

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Interesting exhibits

This museum is close to Old Town and worth a visit. Even as a former resident of NM, the geological and biological history exhibits were very interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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Mariposa, California
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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

When one calls the museum to get information, there is a message saying that the museum is accessible to all. IT IS NOT ACCESSIBLE TO THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED. The movies in the Dynatheater are NOT captioned and there is not even an FM system available. The woman I spoke to said the volume of the movie was loud.... More 

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Mariposa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This museum is close to Old Town and worth a visit. Even as a former resident of NM, the geological and biological history exhibits were very interesting.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My 6 year old has a penchant for dinosaurs, so naturally, this is the place. But what's cool is there really is so much to see here, and our favorite spot is the hands on room on the bottom floor where kids (and adults alike) can make tracks with different animal foot molds, look through microscopes, touch fossils, and more!... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This museum was very well done - lots of interesting displays! There was a very nice volunteer guide on the first floor who told us interesting details about the dinosaur. You could easily spend 2-3 hours here as there is a lot to see!! There is also a great gift shop. I wish there was a café here, though.

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Middle Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The museum is a good natural history museum. I enjoyed the part on the first comuters. I didn't know that Microsoft was here in it's infant stages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great collection of dinosaurs...Stan the center piece T Rex has docents usually present with a huge amount of information about Stan and other dinosaurs'. They use IPads to help in showing you information. Did you know some dinosaurs had feathers and were very colorful.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Not the biggest museum but they have done a nice job with the displays and educational material. Definitely got to learn about the area and its impact on dinosaurs and space history through the centuries

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We spent approximately four hours touring the museum. We watched the space exploration movie which was entertaining and informative, saw every exhibit from dinosaurs to geologic era exhibits to space travel to volcanoes. My middle school granddaughter read and saw everything the museum displayed which was quite a surprise to us! That being said, it is a great way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

In spur of the moment we stopped in to see the Route 66 exhibit. A great exhibit! Our first trip to the museum but will be back.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This Museum has wonderful exhibits explaining the geological and biological past of New Mexico. Impress your non-scientific friends (if they care) by telling them that millions of years ago, New Mexico was part of what is now a giant seabed.

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