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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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Nice place with lots of space exploration history..!!

If you interested in knowing about space research and rockets and shuttles and the research, this is a very good place to visit.. It has an amphitheatre where you can see some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you interested in knowing about space research and rockets and shuttles and the research, this is a very good place to visit.. It has an amphitheatre where you can see some great shows.. about 40 mins in length.. the raised place and the whole town in itself so empty and vast... is apt for such space research setup..

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My partner and I decided to drop by and visit this museum on the way to Roswell, NM, after driving 12 hours from Los Angeles. It was a last minute decision, and we needed a nice little break. The museum is in the middle of nowhere, but it was fun and informative. It was only 5 or 6 dollars, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

While traveling through NM, we stopped by to visit the Museum of Space History with our 5 and 9 year old boys. Over all, the exhibits held all of our attention throughout the visit. There's something for everyone to see here - even if "space history" isn't really your "thing". Our 5 year old really loved the play area on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a most unexpected surprise in a small area. I thought it would be a couple of items and not very good. I am so happy that I was totally wrong! There is so much to see and great information... you come away educated and you have fun! Great picture ops too! You can sit and just look out... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

the space museum is a science nerds dream it is 4 stories of rocket history and (wait for it) HAM the first chimp in space is buried here (awsome) take in the rockets out front before you go inside and make sure you get the package that icludes a show at the adjacent imax theater.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I'm not the hugest space buff, but there's plenty of interesting information here, presented in a creative and engaging manner. Indoors and out, exhibits are shown representing the history of primarily the American space program. One thing we noted was that there was NO mention of any of the awful explosions our program has had, e.g. the Christa McAuliffe one.... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The museum has some interesting displays and a walk thru history. I especially liked the astronaut suits, the little cockpit one could try out their flying skills, the rocket launch vibrator simulator (to get a feel for lifting off!), and info about the new Spaceport that a private company will launch paying customers into space soon. There are spacecraft to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I visited here to see what we might learn that we didn't already know about the different types of Space Vehicles. We we did see several types and learned about how they were developed. An added surprise was that there was a lot of information about the different people that flew in these Spacecrafts.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This museum may be on the small side, but it is very interesting. Yes some of the equipment is out of date, but since I enjoy history, it is interesting to see the progression of the technology. We brought a friend from China to the museum and he was quite taken with the museum. He found the history of space... More 

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Las Cruces
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

it was tedious. the things that could have been fun were broken. just a drag, and i've dragged my kids to every museum in the state, we know how museums work, this one didn't

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