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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 2013
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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Sedona, AZ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is not a huge facility, but the films were excellent. Great exhibits. Liked that the history was inclusive and not just the US history of space exploration.

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Usa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Well organized. Great displays. Could spend a whole day and not see it all! Lots of history. Tons of artifacts.

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Los Angeles, California
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253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Spent about two hours here with spouse on recent visit to Alamogordo. We love all things space exploration, NASA, etc and were not disappointed. Enjoyed the museum only; did not see any films at the nearby IMAX theatre. If you're a space junkie this is great! Interesting exhibits on early space, living/working in space, those who have made it happen... More

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Mclean
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very disappointed. A lot to read, not much to see except for the outside exhibit that you can see before purchasing your tickets. Only 2.5 floors out of 4 had exhibits, the rest was under construction or empty.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I usually visit once a year, sometimes twice a year. They have permanent displays for space history but on the ground floor they change out exhibits about every six months to a year. Reasonably priced. You can buy a ticket just for the museum or for the Imax theater or both. The Imax shows educational films that are entertaining.

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Alamogordo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you visit Alamogordo, this is a "must see." Very informative, the building itself is unique. They often change their displays, so even though I live here, I've visited the museum several times over the years.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place. Its full of history, and will keep you interested. And Alamogordo is a beautiful town along w/ the people.

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The people at the museum were very friendly, as well as knowledgable! The kids loved all of the outdoor space items and vehicles, and they provided great photo opps! A very nice gentleman entertained my kids with some cool science toys, and my kids, 6 & 9 both loved the IMAX movie Tornado Alley. The 9 year old seemed to... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Just think about how much research, theory and testing it took to master using rockets to get to space! This museum is very reasonable priced ($ 6 for adults 2014) and full of rockets, satellites, engines and items related to space travel. All the items are easy to look at and have detailed descriptions. Since there is a lot of... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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24 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

...until you visit this museum. We stopped here in our last hours in Alamogordo and are pleased that we decided to do so. This museum has many, many things to share with the visitor as well as an IMAX theater - the Hubble telescope film was better than the one on tornadoes. There is much to learn here as well... More

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