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New Mexico Museum of Space History

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Good basic coverage of space flight

This museum needs a bit of updating, hence the 4 not a 5, but overall, well worth the visit. They... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lynn Z
Dublin, Ireland
Very good rainy day activity

Four floors of exhibits-- or actually 3. You ride to the top of the elevator and then walk down... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2018
Jonathan J
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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Nm Hwy 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly I’m a huge fan of NASA and the space program in general so I had high expectations. Still, there was a lack of authentic equipment from the space program that makes the name of this facility problematic. They are doing some remodeling, but it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum needs a bit of updating, hence the 4 not a 5, but overall, well worth the visit. They focus mostly on American spaceflight, of course, but also give homage to the Russians who have pioneered in space as well. They also devote one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lynn Z
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I was very impressed with all this place had to offer. From the rockets, capsules and tracks outside, to the interesting, detailed and informational exhibits inside, there is a lot to check out. Would definitely go again to see what they have on the floor...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Signage is poor getting up there, but a must stop. The exhibit is four stories and full of unique exhibits (moon rocks, rocket parts, astronaut gear) as well as a planetarium and outside exhibits. We had a 4 year old and he loved some of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

Four floors of exhibits-- or actually 3. You ride to the top of the elevator and then walk down. Neat idea actually. Very nice views of mountains (or would be if it weren't raining). One floor on rocketry, one on living in space, and one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

I understand they're renovating right now but even so this museum is not worth visiting. They charge $8 to see very limited exhibits many of which are currently closed. The outdoor rocket park is nice but very little inside grabbed my attention. I wouldn't be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

This smallish museum shows you things about the human race to space. From capsules to rockets to space suits, this museum is pretty nifty. If you're in the area, I do recommend going there, it's pretty informative. If you get there on time, I also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

We hit them at a bad time. Their elevators were out of service as were the restrooms. One family tried to bring in a handicapped person and there was simply no way for them to get upstairs to the exhibits. Some of the exhibits were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

While some of the exhibits were only of interest to an enthusiast many reached across the spectrum from static display of rockets to the rocket sled cars of space travel testing the actual equipment used is here to see and in some cases touch There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Spent the afternoon exploring and found this gem. Lots of information about space travel and the role of Holloman AFB with astronaut training. HAM, the space monkey is also buried here. The museum has 4 floors of exhibits and features photos of astronauts inducted in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 18, 2018|
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Response from familytraveler455 | Reviewed this property |
Without the movie, 1-2 hours. We had 3 kids with us, 9, 10 and 18. One was very interested. The others not as much. If we just had the one, we might have stayed longer.
November 18, 2016|
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Response from Cathy H | Property representative |
The museum does have an available wheelchair. It is free to use.
May 27, 2016|
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Response from Bill W | Reviewed this property |
Visitor Category Museum **Planetarium** Adult (13 to 59) $6.00 ** $3.50** Senior Citizens (60+) & (Military - active, retired, & dependents) and NM Residents $5.00 **$ 3.50** Child (3 to 12 yrs) $4.00... More