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New Mexico Museum of Space History

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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History you can touch

While some of the exhibits were only of interest to an enthusiast many reached across the spectrum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patrick C
Hudson Falls, NY
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Nice historic atmosphere here. Interesting to learn about the local area and it’s role in our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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
+1 877-333-6589
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 24, 2006

We enjoyed our visit to the space museum. They have outside displays of rockets, etc Including the sled that a man rode in at 632 mph in 1954! (see photo) Inside you take the elevator to the 4th floor. What I really liked is how...More

3  Thank nowincolorado
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 9, 2017

My wife and I visited on Oct 9, 2017 at about 1PM. Our visit started with a skirmish with the purple-haired lady selling tickets at the museum. I had researched the website previously and knew that two senior combo tickets to the museum, movie, and...More

5  Thank Anita M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Pat Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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

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

1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is a fantastic museum that most people don't know about. It's full of everything space related - they even have a Star Trek exhibit! This is an unusual museum as you take the elevator to the top floor and walk your way down. It's...More

Thank Judi W
Reviewed August 6, 2018

First went there as a kid, then again on my honeymoon 28 years ago. They have don a lot of updates since then. My daughter really enjoyed it. Husband and I enjoyed the Star Trek section a lot. Plus lots of education on our space...More

Thank Teri C
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I won't say I would travel to visit this place specifically but when you travel with kids this makes a great stop so everyone gets to walk, stretch the legs and learn a bit while enjoying the A/C and exhibits the museum offers, my 8yr...More

1  Thank AriarianaGtz
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Wow! I did NOT expect this museum to pack SO much information and have so many amazing exhibits. You could get lost in this museum! We traveled with our three kids (10,7,5) and they were mesmerized the whole time. From the amazing pictures, to the...More

Thank Pedro I C
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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