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“Nice little museum”

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Ranked #14 of 224 things to do in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Enjoyed seeing the Titanic exhibit. Had a quick tour and although its quite a small museum there was enough to see to keep me interested. I'd recommend it for a quick stop.

1  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We go to this museum about once a year because we live in Albuquerque. There is a lot to see here and most of it is excellent. Today we went to see the Titanic Exhibit. It is interesting; there are many posters that tell various facts about the ship, its construction, accommodations, etc. And, there are reconstructions of a first class stateroom and a third class accommodation that are interesting. There are not many actual artifacts from the wreck, however. I was also somewhat disappointed in the lighting. There are rooms where lighting is totally inadequate, and although my vision is quite good, I found it difficult to read the posters and the markers on the exhibits. Finally, the price --$18--seemed high. So, although the exhibit is acceptable, I think that purchasing a DVD documentary on the Titanic would probably be money better spent (and less money spent to boot!).

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History offers fascinating information on the dinosaurs, minerals and wildlife in New Mexico. In addition, from April 2013 until sometime in October 27, 2013 it is offering a special exhibit on the Titanic, "the ship that couldn't be sunk." Upon entering the exhibit, the visitor receives a boarding pass with the name and cabin class of a passenger. At the end, you find out if your passenger survived. In addition to many items from the ship and its passengers, there is a gigantic ice berg you can touch. This attraction does cost an additional fee. An area I enjoyed was one where a meteor rockets into the earth with a massive explosion right where you are standing.

For families the museum offers strollers subject to availability. It also has a great museum store with wonderful items for children and great books on the flora and fauna of New Mexico for adults. It has a small cafeteria.

Thank mcintrav
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

The NM Museum of Natural History does a good job of presenting our world. The only reason it does not get a 5 star rating from me is because on the last two visits several of the interactive features were not working.

Thank Sueperslick
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We loved this museum! It's not too big so the kids don't get too tired or bored, but there is a lot to see. My kids loved the dinosaurs, the volcano, watching dinosaur bones through microscopes... It's certainly worth a visit and the admission is very reasonable.

Thank sam03030
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