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

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque has decided to extend our temporary exhibit, Brain: The Inside Story, which is currently on display now and will be extended until November 10th, 2019.  We are 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. 


Volunteers are needed seven days a week and must commit to a minimum of three shifts a month. Volunteers must complete a short training. Trainings will be offered on June 14th, 20th, and 24th from 2-4pm at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.  For information, visit:http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/content/volunteer-association or contact the Museum’s volunteer office at 841-2877 orvolunteer.nhm@state.nm.us  

Inspired by Nature

Spend an evening at the museum creating a coil “Olla” for your garden. Earthenware clay irrigation jars, or “ollas” in Spanish, provide one of the most effective ways to give plants water. Roots of plants attach themselves to the porous unglazed clay, and suck water as they need it.   Learn how the ollas are used in our very own Kiwanis Learning Garden.

Participants will learn about the history of “ollas,” and leave their pot with the instructor for firing, to pick up one week later.

21+ only bring yourI.D.

$20 for museum members. 

A portion of every ticket sale will go to help support the Learning Garden at the Museum.


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 kellyj.white@state.nm.us.

Upcoming Events

June 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join us for our art series every third Wednesday of the month featuring a variety of different art experiences each time.

June 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Missions to the Moon

June 29, 2019 - 10:00am

New Mexico PBS Science Cafe in partnership with the Museum, will offer a segment of NOVA Addiction and presentation from Dr. Snehal Bhatt.

July 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

First Friday Fractals

July 9, 2019 - 9:30am

Hear about the tasks and goals of the DEA in New Mexico and how "controlled substances" are defined and investigated. DEA Community Outreach from Scottina Holley and Jacob Prieto.