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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505-841-2800
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Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American...

Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this place and all it had to offer. The fossils were enough to put you in awe considering you're in the place where so many fossils have been discovered. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Alabama
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed this place and all it had to offer. The fossils were enough to put you in awe considering you're in the place where so many fossils have been discovered. A truly unique experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a great collection of NM fossils and helpful staff in the Education Center. Excellent displays!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 2 hours here. The exhibits start with the Big Bang, then it's on to the formation of Earth, first life, evolution of plants and animals. It covers several early extinctions too. And lots of dinosaurs! Good for kids, but we enjoyed it too.

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Texarkana, Texas
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you loved dinosaurs when you were 8 you'll really love this museum, no matter how old you are. There are wonderful skeletal exhibits of many dinosaurs, a hands on room for children, watch technicians carefully work on real fossils in casts, watch movies, explore and learn from inside a a mock volcano, and so much more!

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Elkville, Il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to this excellent museum as early in the day as possible, because otherwise you will be worn out before you finish seeing all the exhibits which you will want to see. All are well-thought-out and should be of interest to anyone grade-school -age and up. A worthwhile experience---and the gift shop will be of interest to even younger folks,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I cannot believe how much this incredible museum has improved in the twelve years since I last visited! It was fantastic with a kindergartner then, but it is now equally fabulous for kids or adults. And the posed dinosaur fossils are some of the best I have seen anywhere! The movie add-on was well worth it! Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I really loved seeing all the exhibits here. Especially the dino section. The T-Rex was amazing and was very impressive.

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Great displays, well laid out with a nice mix of static and interactive displays. Wasn't crowded in early December. Kid friendly. A few hours is recommended.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

lots of info on New Mexico and on dinosaur discoveries in the state. well worth the visit. and it is located to visit also

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I visited this museum before heading to the airport on a cold day. It was a great way to spend ~1 hour. The flow of the museum is nice. There were items that completely captivated my attention such as the Spacewar game and movies that featured key players in the development of personal computers and software. I enjoyed hearing and... More 

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