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“Interesting but not what I expected”

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Ranked #8 of 223 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.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Interesting but not what I expected”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Museum but was disappointed that it was so small. We expected to see more. The exhibits are nicely done. But we were through it in about 1 hour. The gift shop was fun and full of cool stuff for kids and adults alike.

Visited September 2013
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Dallas, United States
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“Good use of time”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had a day to myself and decided to explore. This is ABQ so its not the biggest museum but worth the time and money if you have it. Saw the Jerusalem exhibit and that was pretty cool.

Visited July 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“It's New Mexico History at it's Best”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Whether you're going just for the museum, or you're in Old Town shopping, just pop out the back of Old Town to the east and it backs up to the parking area. It's right there. From the beginning of time...or close to it, the museum takes you through all the history of New Mexico, as any good Natural History museum should.

From kids to adults, it's a great learning experience. Set aside half a day if you really want to get into the true history of the area. It's NOT to be missed!

Visited April 2014
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Wellington, Florida
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best museum yet”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Finally someone put some thought into the flow and layout of a museum. The story of our earth is displayed on it's historical order. Unlike others wher you see ancient greece in a room next to a room of american craftsmen period. Many of the diplays are hands on and you are encouraged to touch. Wow i touched a dinosaurs egg and huge leg bone.

Visited August 2013
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Odessa, Texas, United States
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“Too old”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

It IS a nice museum , but was built more for grade school and younger in mind. our guys are teenagers and were quite bored.

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