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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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Big city museum

We visited the museum and were surprised by the quality and quantity of the museum's displays. It was far bigger than we expected and the exhibits, on a wide range of topics, were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dearborn, Michigan
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Dearborn, Michigan
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the museum and were surprised by the quality and quantity of the museum's displays. It was far bigger than we expected and the exhibits, on a wide range of topics, were all very well done. The museum was very busy, but it did not feel crowded. We would definitely go back.

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Pleasantville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exhibit starts from the beginning of time to now and gives a historical perspective. Not being from the area I really knew very little and it gave context to what I was going to see for the next several days. I did not visit the shark exhibit or the planetarium.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Albuquerque has a small town feel, but its museums and arts are top flight. This museum is the newest in the country - well done, especially the IMAX and dinosaur exhibits.

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a great museum with a wealth of information on the periods of Earth's natural history. On arrival, we were greeted very warmly by one of the volunteers who provided us with instructions on how to negotiate the exhibits. The dinosaur exhibits are great and it thrilled us to know that many were discovered in New Mexico. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I wish there had been more nuclear related items at this muesum. The best part of the museum includes the friendly staff, periodic table of elements game, and the outside planes that you could walk around. Initially I didnt like this museum but towards the end it won me over. The director of the museum was out walking around greeting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

found the info in the hotel took our 13 yr old son he love it, he loved the rocks and the exhibits were nice.

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Reutlingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very small but it's really nice to walk through to time. It explores the history through time mostly in NM.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe I was spoiled because we had just spent 2 hours next door at Explora, which was terrific (5 stars, see review). But this place was a bit of a yawner for me. It's not that it's terrible, but I had trouble engaging with some of the exhibits -- I just wasn't interested. There were some good points -- there's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there last week via free Best Western shuttle, and it was fun. We saw a 3D movie on space. The exhibits are interesting. This is a small museum, great for kids and people who don't want to walk a lot.

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family visited the museum while on vacation in June. (2 adults, 2 teens) We arrived at the museum later in the day, only giving us about 2 hours to explore. After we all checked out the minerals display and the astronomy exhibits, we split up. My wife and daughter spent the remainder of their time in the "Timetracks: Walk... More 

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