On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be closed for electrical work. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Get ready for another terrific exhibition experience when the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) welcomes The Buzzsaw Sharks of Long Ago beginning Saturday, May 14 running through September 5, 2016. This major new exhibit is based on the giant prehistoric shark found in the phosphate mines of Idaho.
Where is your backyard? Is it just the area around your home or is it any area nearby that is familiar to you?
We invite you to explore and rediscover your New Mexican backyard.
Our vision is to inspire a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world by celebrating nature through the art of photography.
Download an entry form here and
submit your print by September 4th, 2016.
Idell Conaway has traveled extensively throughout Asia and the Pacific, photographing indigenous peoples, children, natural habitats, birds and animals. Some years ago she challenged herself to scuba lessons, expanding her travels to below the surface of the seas. The current show of underwater photos is made up of recent works from the Sulu Sea, west of Mindanao in the Philippines, the southern Red Sea in the waters of Yemen and Djibouti, from Sipadan Island in the Celebes Sea off of Borneo as well as from waters around some northern Caribbean islands.
On exhibit through August, 2016.
Use paper circuitry to create your own light up constellation box.
On the first Sunday of every month, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is FREE to all New Mexico residents. Bring a NM ID or proof of residence. Regular admission fees apply for DynaTheather and Planetarium shows
Take a docent-led, fact-filled, fun, guided tour of the Museum exhibits.
A fun opportunity to learn something new about science with an emphasis on New Mexico. Many classes blend art or history with science.
See the spectacular, award-winning full-dome planetarium fractal show!