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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
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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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One of the Best Activities in ABQ.

I push all my visitors to go here because I love dinosaurs, history, computer stuff and IMAX theater shows. Think air conditioning in July.

Reviewed 4 July 2015
Cynthia Y
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

I push all my visitors to go here because I love dinosaurs, history, computer stuff and IMAX theater shows. Think air conditioning in July.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I have fun every time I go. There's a bit of nostalgia as well because I used to go a lot as a kid. Keep in mind this is a museum for a smaller city, but it's always good!

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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Museum was nice but I was very disappointed in how my group was treated. I was told to hurry back to buy more tickets to the movie should I need them. When I began "running" back to the ticket booth, (understand, I am 55 and 120 pounds overweight), the movie attendant yelled, "You are not allowed to run, I don't... More 

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henderson, Nv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Make sure you do the Walk thru time- 2 floors. The exhibits are extraordinarily well done. Especially the recreation of skeletons from partials. It is extremely informative of the different ages of the Earth.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Fascinating Dinosaur displays. Fun for all ages. Walk through a volcano. Learn about the environmental history of the local area from the time of the dinosaurs to present. See the latest discoveries of local dinosaur bones.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Compared to other natural history museums, ABQ's is just meh. My biggest criticism is the layout. Terrible!! The map is all but useless. There is no flow from lone exhibit to another. Even the docents mentioned how poorly laid out it is. :-(

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

What a wonderful regional museum. The curator did a wonderful job of presenting the incredible art and history.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We spent quite a while in this museum, so chock full of displays and info. Just because there are dino bones, it's not just for kids...... Well laid out museum that takes you through the different ages of the planet and animals. Plenty of fossils to take in. A display on insects, butterflies and more. A section on birds of... More 

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House Springs, Missouri
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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Monday and the crowd was minimal. Most of the exhibits have a hands on portion that'll keep the kids busy but it was interesting for all ages.

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Binghamton, New York
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

The museum has a "trail" you follow through the geologic history of the Earth. It was very well done. Very educational (and correct). We spent twice as much time as we planned and it was well worth it. Great for classes and great for kids and one older adult who knew all of the displays before starting.

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