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New Mexico Museum of Space History

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Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
Phone Number: 877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Description: This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome...
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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Out of date, poorly maintained

The flow didn't work, framed photos were in an indecipherable order, faded and not to date for those who have passed away. Really, no color printer is available? There was lots of... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The flow didn't work, framed photos were in an indecipherable order, faded and not to date for those who have passed away. Really, no color printer is available? There was lots of empty space. Under construction. Why don't the ramps go to the first level? Gift shop was boring and old. No presence of docents. Ticket window person was nice.... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I visited the NM Museum of Space History on a weekday, getting there an hour before their closing time of 5PM. There were only 3 other people in the museum so one hour was sufficient to see all of the exhibits. Note that I did skip the floor that had activities for children, so visitors with kids should allocate more... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Going to the space center is one of the most interesting places to go. If you are interested in the history of space and space flight this is the place to see. They have many interactive displays for children and adults

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The i-max show on caves was great. The space museum was well-done, but some of it takes knowing the science behind the exhibits and is beyond the casual visitors' knowledge.

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Dallas, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Not a huge place, but has a lot of very interesting information and exhibits. Good for a quick history update or you can spend a longer time delving into details you probably never knew or heard of. Enjoyed learning more about the engines and physics involved - and the early innovators that led to the more glamorous moonshots and shuttles... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My wife and I went to Alamogordo to see the Space History Museum, and we were not disappointed! Admission was only $5, and one can spend a long time going through the well designed museum. There is much space history and many exhibits to see. After the museum, we went to the Imax theater next door, and saw Storm Chaser.... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This museum packs a huge amount of space history into a small package. The interior main building chronicles early space flight experiments. Outside the facility, many game changing rockets and prototypes have been retired and are on view. My favorite memorial on the grounds is the final resting place of Ham, the first chimp in space. People still leave bananas... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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131 reviews 131 reviews
12 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and I recently visited the New Mexico Museum of Space History and spent several happy hours looking over their display and interpretation of space exploration history. They also provide a longer history of international rocket science. I especially enjoyed being able to observer and analyse various rocket components presented in a cross sectional manner that allowed the visitor... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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67 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There is only one space museum, it's just listed two different ways on tripadvisor. Not sure why. This is an okay place to stop for a quick tour of an hour or so. Nothing to recommend. Found it old and lacking, mildly interesting.

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PA
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a great place to visit. There is a lot of stuff to learn and to look at (inside and outside). They have made a lot of improvements since our last visit too. The kids got to make a "lego" land rover, design a shuttle and see if it would fly (computer based thing), and dress up like an... More 

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