OUR MISSION: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.

At the Museum

Museum Pricing

  Museum Admission Only Combo Ticket (Museum + Planetarium)
Adults (13-59) $8.00 $10.00
Seniors (60+) $7.00 $9.00
Children (3-12) $5.00 $7.00

Planetarium Shows

Planetarium Tickets
Adults (13-59) $7.00
Seniors (60+) $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00

DynaTheater Shows

DynaTheater Tickets
Adults (13-59) $7.00
Seniors (60+) $6.00
Children (3-12) $5.00


Traveling Exhibit Volunteers- RECRUITING NOW!

We Need You!

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque will be hosting Tiny Titans, a temporary exhibit, from March through October 2020 and is in need of friendly and positive volunteers to staff the exhibit.  Volunteers will provide outstanding customer service by greeting guests, answering questions, and interpreting exhibit information. Get more information by clicking here

Inspired by Nature

March 18th 20206:00pm to 9:00pm

As we get ready for spring, let’s explore the rise of flowers!  Learn how and when flowers came about in the fossil record and take a guided tour of our Cretaceous Hall!

Then roll up your sleeves and create your own terrarium with up to 3 flowering succulents.  This very special Inspired by Nature is the perfect way to leap into spring!

21+ only (bring your I.D.) All tickets include a voucher for one free drink and additional drinks can be purchased at the cash bar. 

A portion of every ticket sale will go to help support the Bioscience Collection.


Member tickets $36

Non-Member tickets $38

Questions: kristin.hsueh@state.nm.us 

Story Time

When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Classroom #1

Free with Admission
For more information contact misty.carty@state.nm.us.

***If the museum has a delayed opening due to weather, Science Story Time will not be held.***

Upcoming Events

February 29, 2020 - 10:00am

By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. It’s an environmental crisis in the making for nearly 70 years. Plastic pollution is now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally. Because it doesn’t degrade and instead breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, much of that plastic will remain here on earth. The problem is clear—too much plastic.

March 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

Public Mineral ID Workshop

March 6, 2020 - 6:00pm

First Friday Fractals shows at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. are more informational and include videos that explain a bit about the math behind the most popular fractal (the Mandelbrot set) and provide an overview of the Fractal Foundation’s education and outreach program.

March 10, 2020 - 10:00am

Join us Tuesday, March 10th from 10am-11am for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Story Time. We'll be celebrating women in science! Come hear inspiring stories about women in different scientific fields and the paths they took to become scientists. We'll also be chemists for the morning, making edible water bottles!

March 10, 2020 - 5:30pm

Relaxed Nights...at the Museum Held quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month 5:30-8pm