Museums in Albuquerque

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Museums in Albuquerque

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  • 2121hk
    Madison, WI9 contributions
    Great experience! There is so much to learn and see in the museum and the staff are so welcoming. Highly recommend planning your trip so you can see the dances as well!
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • Lana G
    Auburn11 contributions
    Well done museum with interesting history sections. The pottery display was awesome. Learned a lot about the life and times of the pueblos. We were fortunate to see some dancing.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • h0ushangm
    Cedar Crest, NM19 contributions
    excellent presentations of various aspects of science the parking lot is very adequate. the personnel kind and informative. it worth it to visit several times per year
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • Karen C
    Peterborough, UK1,172 contributions
    An excellent informative and enjoyable museum. We really enjoyed our visit. There is also an IMAX cinema where we watched a fantastic film on Sea Lions. Some amazing dinosaur exhibits plus volcano area which were great. Lovely staff too.
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • Lobomojo
    santa fe, nm19 contributions
    have an open house once a year best time to visit with exhibits, very friendly and informative, can also go other times and learn from the people working
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • Lana G
    Auburn11 contributions
    Awesome family history in racing. Lots of cars and information on the races, wins and technology. Liked having videos with the exhibits to offer more insight. Two buildings to visit.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Karen C
    Peterborough, UK1,172 contributions
    Such an interesting museum with a lot to learn and enjoy. We particularly enjoyed the Albuquerque part of the museum including history, courage, discovery galleries with some great video. Also the gallery had some fantastic works.
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • Wendy & Preston
    Chippewa Falls, WI24 contributions
    We were very surprised by the extensive knowledge and displays at the museum. We only had about 2 hours there but could easily have spent the whole day.
    Written March 27, 2022
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  • ValayaR
    Bishop, CA177 contributions
    The snakes are live ones, in case you were wondering! There is a great variety of them. All look healthy and well taken care of, which is nice to see. There is so much more, too, such as a large collection of curios. The owner is nice and friendly. Highly recommend a visit.
    Written April 16, 2022
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  • Lori B
    Grand Rapids, MI18 contributions
    Very unique museum. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very informative, hands on, knowledgeable curator, the turquoise was beautiful. We learned a lot.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Lori B
    Grand Rapids, MI18 contributions
    Very interesting museum. Small but worth the trip. I felt safe as they keep the museum locked. They had videos from survivors which left me in tears. I liked how this showed not just Shoah victims but other intolerance victims as well. Staff was very helpful.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • An0nyMs
    Tucson, Arizona1,152 contributions
    You'll feel like you're in Mexico seeing a fresco by a great artist like Diego Rivera. Frederico Vigil made one in the torreon (tower) that's 4,000 square feet big and every bit as intriguing. It took him at least three years to complete. It's titled Mundo de Mestizaje: the mestizo world. (Wikipedia says: "The noun mestizaje, derived from the adjective mestizo, is a term for racial mixing that only came into usage in the twentieth century... mestizaje denotes the positive unity of race mixtures in modern Latin America.") The circular side walls show history; the ceiling is about the people. The tour costs only $2; you can book ahead. I'll add photos.

    New Mexico is full of creative artists -- especially in cities like Santa Fe and Taos, but also in Native American pueblos and other places. The art museum showcases them. (You can find more at the excellent Albuquerque Museum.) When I visited in early July, most of the exhibition came from the museum's permanent collection (where photography is not allowed!).

    The museum (but not the torreon) is free for NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums) members. If you haven't heard of it: Around 1,000 museums offer the benefit if you become a member of that museum, usually at a higher level of membership. It's fantastic for art lovers who travel.
    Written July 11, 2021
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  • KiminGranCouva
    San Fernando, Trinidad411 contributions
    An excellent collection of artifacts and information on the development of human social groups and cultures, especially in the north American continent. Its a relatively small collection, located on the beautiful UNM campus and a self guided tour takes 1 1/2 hours. I highly recommend it because it treats with the arrival and diversification of native populations in North America in a clear and objective manner and beautifully augments the exhibit at the native American cultural centre in ABQ. The exhibit also traces the development of humanoid groups worldwide and shows the types of indicators used anthropological evidence that's used
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • Txtraveler630
    Dallas, TX5 contributions
    Fun museum to see the creation of the telephone by Alexander Bell and the history of the Bell Telephone Company. It is worth a visit. We spent about 1.5 hours but could have spent several more. Very inexpensive with donation of $4 per person. A volunteer, Sara, showed us around and that was helpful. It would be a great learning experience for people who have only known a phone as a smartphone. Since I grew up with a rotary dial phone and party lines it was fun to see these phones that brought up fond memories. One pointer — google maps takes you to 3rd street which is the AT&T building which the museum is actually on 4th St. around the building where google leads you to.
    Written March 31, 2022
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  • Elaine S
    Edgewood, NM24 contributions
    The Veteran's memorial is a wonderful place to stroll and remember those who gave everything during times of war. Lovely gardens and places to just stop, think, and remember.
    Written March 29, 2020
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