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

Museum Holiday Stroll

Free Museum Admission to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Friday, December 7, 2017    5pm - 9pm

Hope Café, open from: 5pm-8pm

Boy Scouts of America/Arts & Crafts: 5pm-9pm

Mark Smith-Balloon Artist: 5pm-8pm

Santa will be joining us from 6pm-8pm    

Entertainment Schedule:

6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm – Fractal Friday in the Planetarium; purchase tickets at the museum admission desk

6-8 pm – Museum Observatory open (weather permitting)

5-5:25 pm

A. Montoya Elementary School

5:30-6:15 pm

Saxophone Quartet

6:30-7:45 pm

Bosque School Tri-M Music

Honor Society

8-9 pm

Volcano Vista High School Choir

Schedule is subject to change

Gordodon fossil on exhibit

Gordodon is a new, sail-backed reptile based on an incomplete skeleton found in Permian age (about 300 million years old) rocks near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The unique structure of the skull, jaws and teeth of Gordodon indicate it was a surprisingly specialized plant eater (herbivore). Previously, such specialized plant eating was not known in reptiles older than about 200 million years. So, Gordodon rewrites the books by pushing back our understanding of the evolution of such specialized herbivory by about 100 million years

https://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2018/2343-new-eupelycosaur

Laser Mania

The planetarium dome will fill with choreographed laser light! Concerts are offered for wide variety of musical tastes at various times of the day. Consult the Museum’s calendar for a complete schedule and admission information.

December 14 – 21, 2018
Holiday Laser Show Daily at 4 p.m.
 
Astronomy Laser Shows: Legends of the Night Sky
Daily - Orion at 11 a.m. | Perseus and Andromeda at 3 p.m.

 
Dark Side of the Moon

performed LIVE by Pink Freud
December 15 @ 6:30 & 7:45 p.m.

 
Various Rock and Pop Music Shows
December 14, 16 & 21 at 6, 7 & 8 p.m.

Upcoming Events

December 13, 2018 - 9:30am

Curator’s Coffee A Café Style Program Join us for a casual discussion followed by a hands-on experience. Limited to 15 people and includes coffee, light refreshments, and Museum admission.

December 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Hear a mythological legend told with laser-light animation.

December 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

Hear a mythological legend told with laser-light animation.

December 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

Celebrate the holidays with a joyous laser concert in the planetarium.

December 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

Celebrate the holidays with a joyous laser concert in the planetarium.