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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: Hiking, Camping
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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Took our 8 yr old and 13 yr old nephews here recently. Mid-summer, air conditioner was broken and it was 90+ degrees on the top floor, so not very conducive to a prolonged visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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El Paso, TX
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Johnson City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent for anyone that has an interest in space or science. Very affordable, lots of interesting materials available and doesnt take a real long time to go through it.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nice museum of space history. Nice exhibits and great hands on activities for kids. Nice little gift shop right at the entrance. 3 floors and clean.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great looking building on a hill above town - cool looking missles and rockets outside. Looks promising as you enter. Ok then, inside I was a little let down with not much to hold my attention. I guess if you were really keen into the evolution of space rockets and all - this would be more of an attraction. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Loved going in the Mercury Capsule, re-living all the space flights when taking off from school to watch the launches was important and remembering the true astronaut heros! At the end you even got to put on a space suit...got to be a kid again. Great place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The first thing you see is this incredible building on the side of an impressive mountain. The surroundings and views are just breathtaking. Then you go inside and see all there is to see about space history, not just New Mexico space history. They direct you to the 4th floor to start and you make your way down to each... More 

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El Paso, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took our 8 yr old and 13 yr old nephews here recently. Mid-summer, air conditioner was broken and it was 90+ degrees on the top floor, so not very conducive to a prolonged visit. Most of the interactive displays were not working, so pushing buttons was disappointing. Best activity for the 8 yr old was building a virtual rocket ship,... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

The movie line up is listed on line, small intimate setting and the movies are cool and educational. We took five and six year old boys, one of each. They loved it. Movie on dinosaurs. They were memorized Attended a movie on Lewis and Clark with a seven year old girl previously. She was fascinated. Drive to Alamo, take in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We are from Houston, so was not expecting much I have not already seen here at Mission Control. This was a great find. There was a lot to see that I had not seen before. They also have this one area with a special floor and 6 different space crafts to choose from (Apollo, space shuttle, ect.) you stand on... More 

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Evanston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Notwithstanding the sour tempered lady at the ticket counter, this is a must stop for anyone at any age to learn about all the people, types of rockets, and equipment involved since Galileo and Copernicus. Displays are well done and the layout is fascinating as one walks from the fourth floor to the ground with portraits along the ramp of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

There is a huge outdoor exhibit with all manner of rockets and space vehicles. For the indoor exhibits, take the elevator up to 4 and follow the pathway back down to the gift shop. Every person who made an important contribution to space exploration has a photo and a history on the wall. There are hands-on exhibits like a metal... More 

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Additional Information about New Mexico Museum of Space History

Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
Phone Number: 877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alamogordo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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