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New Mexico Museum of Space History

Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
Phone Number: 877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Alamogordo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Theaters, Museums
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Owner description: This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space...
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Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Theaters, Museums
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space Hall of Fame.

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WPB florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lots of different stuff to look at, stories to read, and there is also an area outside with several old rockets and such. I happened to be in town to see the Live splashdown of the Orion test flight, and catch a free lecture about some Apollo history. It's only 6 bucks, worth it, you can spend 3 hours in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Museum of Space History in Alamogordo is interesting and well worth the visit. Although there are undoubtedly bigger and better space museums out there, the factoids I learned about White Sands involvement in missile testing and the space program was very interesting. Not sure it is the best place for children unless they are genuinely interested in this type... More 

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Georgia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

While the museum is educational, it is not the best space museum. We had 8-year-olds & a 13-year-old. None were too interested. Even the adults weren't too impressed. The staff was excellent.

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beecher
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

very clever layout. starting at the top floor and ramping down to the ground level and of course to the gift shop where i did buy a nasa tee-shirt.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Has an excellent overview of the space program. Some hands-on exhibits. Nice gift shop. Exhibits are located inside and outside. Gravesite of Hamm, the first chimp in space, is located on grounds.

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This place is huge and chock full of great exhibits- hands on stuff too. You start on the 4th floor and work your way down through the museum. We were very pleasantly surprised. After seeing Cape Canaveral first hand I figured it would be a let down -but not true. We saw families, seniors and everyone in between. Outside there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was a nice 2 hour stop. The kiddo (and the parents) enjoyed dressing up in the space suits, and the space artifacts were fun.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You must understand that much of the early space days occurred right here at Alamagordo! This is where many of the g-force testing labs were held. There is great information on rocket propulsion, the human jet sled, and even a small shuttle simulator inside the museum. If you are going to White Sands then your visit should also include this... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Even though I am not really interested in space exploration, I stopped by. They did have many fascinating displays, as well as the Space Hall of Fame. Outside there are rocket engines and missiles on display. There is also a planetarium, but it is an extra cost to see a show there. There is quite a bit to see, and... More 

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Harker Heights
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Sure, it is not as "sexy" as Houston or the Cape, but the museum covers important aspects of early space flight experiments. Some interesting items you won't see else where such as Ham's grave, Col Strapp's rocket sled and old V-2 items. If you like space history/ lore it is a must stop.

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