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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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Mesa, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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Leander, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We visited on the Friday before labor day weekend. There weren't many other people there and we almost had the place to ourselves. Someone who worked at the museum gave us (and mostly our kids) a tour of the fourth floor, pointing out interesting facts about the exhibits and the surrounding area, which you get a good view of from... More

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El Paso, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Liked the setting best of all. Displays not that outstanding nor interesting to kids. Staff knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. You can see some of the space rockets outside and children liked this. Adults liked being up so high on the mountain and seeing the entire valley and mountains beyond that form this historically famous area.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

New Mexico has a story to tell about its role in space travel, but the NMMSH doesn't tell it very well. Facility is showing its age and several of the exhibits are quite dated or not working. Informative, but the lack of updating is noticeable.

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Springfield, Oregon
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Not what we expected and very disappointing. The best and most interesting part was the continuous line of photos all along the wall down the ramp from floor to floor paying tribute paid to those who have contributed to space exploration throughout the history of mankind. Except for a few astronaut suits and engine parts on display, nearly everything else... More

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