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New Mexico Museum of Space History

NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Alamogordo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums, Theaters, Educational Sites
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Owner description: This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space... more » 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. « less
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit.Good exhibits outside and in and my 15 year old son loved dressing up for the moon landing picture at the end.It was great to find costumes for adults as well as kids!!

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Aubrey, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was nice- the boys liked it! They were doing some remodeling so some areas were closed. The wall of fame was interesting as well as the moon rock. I went there when I was young and remembered it being a lot bigger with a better lay out, but it is still a fun way to spend some time in... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lots of fun! Struck however that my daughter found the chimp articles upsetting and wanted to leave. But the elevator, gift shop and ability to try on costumes were a blast!

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Rome, Italy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum has the potential to be a really great place once they have completed the improvements. It has some interesting exhibits, but the problem, or rather the challenge for a science/technology museum is to keep up with what is going on in the world of space exploration. There seemed to be quite a lot of detail about the space... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you're looking for Disneyland type entertainment, well, what are you doing in Alamogordo anyway? This place is about the science of space exploration. From the missile garden out front to the Star Trek inspired elevator to the museum artifacts (including a shuttle flight simulator fun for kids and adults) to the hall of fame photos/bios to the room where... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our experience could have been better if there was no construction going on; quite a bit of exhibition were closed. View from the 4th floor was great though! Also visited iMax movie theater next door.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I stopped in here on a whim during a day trip to Alamagordo. I can't vouch for the museum itself but I was lucky enough to catch the planetarium show. It was a nice respite from the heat of the day. Very educational and informative.

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Chicago
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The museum is exactly what it says it is -- it gives you a great overview of space exploration and missile history from the viewpoint of proud New Mexico. There was a lot of great information and even though the museum feels a bit outdated, the exhibits were interesting. There are a bunch of scale models of different shuttles, missiles,... More

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New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Check imax times near it is an imax theatre that shows movies. my favorite things is radioactive sand from the atomic bomb. Its gift store is cool too. It has food astronauts eat in outer space which is cool.

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Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have visited here a couple of times and it is always very interesting. Don't limit yourself to just the museum. Go to the IMAX too. Some of the museum exhibits change and there is always something new to see. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy it.

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