Today at the Museum

Museum Admission

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

Planetarium Shows

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

DynaTheater Shows

Lockheed Martin DynaTheater Tickets
Adults (13-59) $10.00
Seniors (60+) $8.00
Children (3-12) $6.00


Laser Mania 2016!!!


$6 Adults, $5 Members and Seniors
Online tickets available at (Look for separate listings)

Travel back to the sights and sounds of immortal musical groups in the Planetarium!  For one week only, the music of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, U2, and two albums of Pink Floyd will be brought to life in laser light.  Two other shows with compilations of county music and classic rock will also be offered.  The laser projector will fill the planetarium dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and visuals to envelope you.  Over a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

Schedule July 22 – 29, 2016
July 22:
6 p.m. – Laser Country
7 p.m. – Laser Zeppelin
8 p.m. – Laser Metallica

July 23:
6 p.m. – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
7 p.m. – Pink Floyd’s The Wall
8 p.m. – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

July 24:
6 p.m. – Laser Beatles
7 p.m. – Laser Vinyl
8 p.m. – Laser U2

July 29:
6 p.m. – Laser Vinyl
7 p.m. – Pink Floyd’s The Wall
8 p.m. – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

For family audiences, a laser show with popular tunes from the 70s through today will be presented from July 23 – 29 each day at 1 p.m.  Admission for these programs will be $6 Adults, $5 Members and Seniors, and $4 Children
During the $1 Science Night on July 27, the Planetarium will alternate between two night sky tales brought to life with laser-animated characters.  Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda will recite the love story between a royal couple immortalized in the fall constellations.  The other legend is about the mighty hunter Orion and his epic battle with Scorpius the scorpion.  Each of these shows is only $1 on top of $1 admission to the Museum that night starting at 5:30 p.m.
Schedule on July 27, 2016
6 p.m. – Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
6:45 p.m. – Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
7:30 – Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda
8:15 p.m. – Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
Proceeds from laser shows support the astronomy education programs at the Museum.  Due to the darkness of the Planetarium, late seating is not permitted, so make sure to pick up your tickets in advance.

NatureScapes 2016: Nature in Your Backyard

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.

Upcoming Events

August 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

See the spectacular, award-winning full-dome planetarium fractal show!

August 6, 2016 - 9:00am

The SMNHC will open it’s 7 miles of trails, 4 self-guided hikes, picnic areas and exhibit room to visitors for a fun day of outdoor adventure in the Sandias.

August 7, 2016 (All day)

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

August 8, 2016 - 1:30pm

Take a docent-led, fact-filled, fun, guided tour of the Museum exhibits.

August 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

Coding Art