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

Announcements

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.

Naturalist Center Closure

The Naturalist Center will be closed from January 6th through February 10th while we spruce up the space. We will miss all of our visitors, so please come and see us when we re-open!

Upcoming Events

February 2, 2020 - 10:00am

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be hosting a workshop on $martPath, a new, online teaching resource for grades 1-8 geared towards economic and financial education.

February 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

Public Mineral ID

February 5, 2020 - 11:00am

Rotating topics related to the museum content.

February 5, 2020 - 6:30pm

When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto 90 years ago this month, he was ahead of his time. It took decades to learn that Pluto is not the oddball outsider that it first seemed to be, but is the largest of a vast swarm of objects beyond Neptune called the Kuiper Belt. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made the first close-up exploration of Pluto and its five moons in 2015, revealing a complex and dramatic world. On New Year's Day 2019, a billion miles beyond Pluto, New Horizons flew by a much smaller member of the Kuiper Belt, a 20-mile long mini-world now named Arrokoth. Arrokoth turned out to be a pristine leftover from the solar system's formation, unlike anything previously seen in the solar system. Dr. John Spencer is Deputy Project Scientist on the New Horizons mission. He grew up in England, and obtained a Bachelor's degree in geology at the University of Cambridge in 1978 and a PhD in Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona in 1987. He then worked at the University of Hawaii, and Lowell Observatory in Arizona, before coming to Boulder in 2004 to join Southwest Research Institute. He specializes in exploration of the outer solar system, using Earth-based telescopes, the Hubble Space Telescope, and interplanetary robot spacecraft.

February 7, 2020 - 6:00pm

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be hosting a workshop on $martPath, a new, online teaching resource for grades 1-8 geared towards economic and financial education.