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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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Don't expect a space museum like the ones at the NASA centers or anything in that league. This museum focuses on the numerous contributions to aerospace from nearby White Sands... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Really wanted to see the IMAX but the AC was out. It was interesting to see what they had. To be able to try on space suits was cool. I took some really cool photos.

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Don't expect a space museum like the ones at the NASA centers or anything in that league. This museum focuses on the numerous contributions to aerospace from nearby White Sands Missile Range and Holloman AFB. It's a nice facility in a beautiful canyon not far from Alamogordo, the exhibits are well conceived and well laid out. There is also an... More 

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Midland, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Took the kids and they loved the old shuttles and equipment outside that you can see. You travel down from a 4 story building through history of missions and astronauts. For the kids there is a simulator that you can try to land a rocket and they have dress up clothes also. On the property there is also a IMAX... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Family of 5 visiting from Virginia for the first time. Was met by man on golf cart telling us the disabled parking was closed. Had to park and walk up 4 flights of stairs in 100 degree weather. Then was told the iMax had already started. Individual buildings were not clearly labeled. Very disappointed and will not be back.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This museum has a lot of information not found at Cape Kennedy or in Huntsville, Alabama. It also includes information about Soviet space travel which is very important as well.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Really excellent smaller museum. The museum isn't large but it is very well done and covers some great history from a unique perspective. There is also an IMAX Theater on a lover level.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Educational for the whole family if you're interested in space. My kids liked the outside displays and the space suit dress up area on the 2nd floor. There are a couple of buildings to check out as well as a rocket sled display behind the parking lot. Make sure that you look out of the windows on the 4th &... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

it's a self-guided place, but if you have questions, there's always someone closely to help. Great for children of any age.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Enjoyed visiting this museum as it complements the Space Museum in Huntsville, Al. Much smaller than the Huntsville museum but reinforces the history of the Saturn program as well as aspects of the early US and Russian space program. A worthy museum for people interested in the history of the early space race.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Spent half a day there with my 16 year old son. He isn't into reading about everything you see in museums, so he was not enthused about stopping by. There are quite a few things to see outside of the museum, good for photo ops, and there was a set of disks where you stand a good distance apart, whisper... More 

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Additional Information about New Mexico Museum of Space History

Address: 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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