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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Address: 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
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+1 505-841-2800
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Small, but so well designed.

The museum does an excellent job of describing the geology and paleontology of New Mexico from when the Earth was formed to the present.

Reviewed June 11, 2015
Roberto D
Brier, Washington
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Brier, Washington
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Reviewed June 11, 2015

The museum does an excellent job of describing the geology and paleontology of New Mexico from when the Earth was formed to the present.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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Reviewed June 5, 2015

A great place to learn about natural assets in New Mexico including history of dinosaurs and computers. There is a 3D theater and planetarium offering added thrills at additional cost. A great place for families with kids. Allow at least 2 to 3 hours to see it all

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best history museums. Very well laid out plain and display. The life-size dinosaurs are awesome. Our whole family was involved and engaged. Happy travels!

Thank ReignMadden
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Reviewed June 3, 2015

Awesome! Plan to spend 2+ hours here. Admission is under $10. You will walk through 12 billions years of history. You will see dinosaurs, (the super giants display was impressive) ice age, a naturalist center (great for hands on with kids). Walking through the volcano was totally the best! The information through out is priceless and the displays were top... More 

Thank Patricia R
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Reviewed June 1, 2015

this was an incredible place I learned so much history of our wonderful planet. God created this and he deserves all the credit everyone should go and visit this place. the dinosaurs were so huge and fascinating.... will go again!!!!

Thank francinejleo@aol.com
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Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

This museum taught me so much growing up. Going here on the weekends and throughout the summers taught me about computers, life, and the Earth and everything from the past to now!!

Thank Adrian L
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Reviewed May 29, 2015

The museum exhibits are first rate. The new theater projection system is state of the art and incredible.

Thank Mr Sky Pilot S
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Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great price for a great day with the kids. Lots of learning and cool fossils and even a mars rover interactive machine that the kids loved.

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Reviewed May 28, 2015

This place is manageable. Nice variety of exhibits. Not too big or crowded. Plenty of room between displays.

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Reviewed May 27, 2015

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is not the kind of museum you you get tired in. It is moderate in size and very easily done in an an hour or so. I love museums but can often get museum fatigue if they are too large and this museum is perfect. It has a wide variety of... More 

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