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New Mexico Museum of Space History

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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 2 days ago
Jonathan J
Albuquerque, New Mexico
An interesting visit into space

This smallish museum shows you things about the human race to space. From capsules to rockets to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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 2 days ago

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
Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank TheBlackCondor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here and spent hours as I enjoyed looking at the displays and reading about the history of space flight from its roots in ancient times.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice historic atmosphere here. Interesting to learn about the local area and it’s role in our current defense and space programs. Small fees to see all the exhibits and we may have to schedule another visit to take it all in. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 323ashleyf
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We found this to be a nice small museum with lots of interactive activities for all ages. We enjoyed it especially because it talked about a lot of the astronauts we used to hear on the news as kids. We also liked the exhibits outside....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The museum is well done and very informative. Lots of exhibits, videos and hands on items for the kids. When you enter the building you pay at the visitor desk on the first floor, and then take a elevator to the 4th floor to start...More

Date of experience: September 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
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Space museum, Tucson or Alamagordo ? (5 Replies)
Hi ! We are driving around Arizona and New Mexico in June. We are interested in seeing space and air vehicles. Do you have any opinion, which one is better: Pima Air & Space in Tucson or New Mexico museum of space history in Alomogordo ? Or is there other place somewhere in that disctrict that we should visit ?
May 13, 2007|
Response fromcolinaz|
If you want to see space exploration and such, then the Alamogordo museum may be best. The Pima Air & Space Museum is more focused on military jets and planes. It's a nice museum though, and they're so different that I think you wouldn't be bored in doing both.