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August 22, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting a lecture on Alzheimer’s disease and a documentary on medical marijuana as part of the ongoing roster of events related to the Drugs: Costs & Consequences, Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration exhibition extended through Dec. 8, 2019.

Wednesday Sept. 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Dynatheater.

Voices in Science Lecture: New Concepts in Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular Cognitive Impairment, featuring Gary Rosenberg, MD, Director of the University of New Mexico Center for Memory and Aging and professor of Neurology at UNM Health Sciences. UNM’s Center for Memory and Aging is the only center dedicated to diagnosing, treating and doing research that will impact the growing population, estimated to... Read More...

August 10, 2019

For Immediate Release: August 13, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) --

Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness day is observed on August 31st each year. 

The event aims to raise awareness about overdose and the dangers of drug use. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is holding a memorial for local victims who have lost their lives to drugs. The memorial is being held in conjunction with the Museum exhibit titled “Drugs: Costs & Consequences”. The exhibit from the Drug Enforcement Agency explores the costs of legal and illegal drugs to individuals and the impact that drugs have on society. The exhibit will be open till December 8th 2019. In the "Lost Talent Gallery" are stories and photos of local youth who have lost their lives to drugs.

A victims’ memorial will be held on Thursday, August 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History &... Read More...

August 1, 2019

For Immediate Release:  August 1, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) --

New York Times Best Selling author and neuroscientist Dr. Judith Grisel will discuss the root causes of drug addiction and her own personal journey to recovery.  Dr. Judith Grisel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she became determined to find a cure for her addiction. After studying the brain for 25 years as a neuroscientist she shares her knowledge with the public.  Her book “Never Enough” reveals her personal insights about how drugs work, how they impact the brain, and the way to combat addiction. Grisel describes what drove her to addiction and what helped her recover.

Dr. Grisel is a behavioral neuroscientist with an expertise in pharmacology. Her genetics research focuses on determining the root causes of drug addiction. She is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural... Read More...

July 25, 2019

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) --

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) –The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will offer a sensory friendly evening on August 15 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Visitors can get a close look at the new Bisti Beast without hearing the loud dinosaur roar. Bright flashing lights that are normally used in some of the museum’s exhibits will be turned off. The sound in “The Land of the Volcanoes” and “Origins” exhibits will also be turned off. The museum will show a sensory friendly documentary called Superpower Dogs in the Dyna Theater.

The film narrated by Chris Evans features life-saving dogs. Superpower Dogs follows a rookie puppy “Halo” who is training to find survivors with disaster response teams. It also features “Ricochet” a surfing therapy dog that helps people with special needs and veterans with PTSD. Other superpower dogs in the... Read More...

June 21, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Visitors to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science can expect a more realistic and interactive experience when they visit the museum’s volcano exhibit this summer. The permanent exhibit titled “New Mexico: Land of Volcanoes” is undergoing a significant upgrade.

The volcano exhibit will be closed starting July 8 while improvements are being made and will reopen July 20.

“Visitors will be able to explore New Mexico’s unique geographic past. “40 million years ago there were multiple volcanic super eruptions in New Mexico. In the past few hundred thousand years there have been large out-pourings of lava and many cinder cone eruptions in New Mexico,” says research curator of Volcanology, Dr. Larry Crumpler. “These volcanoes are an important part of modern New Mexico’s landscape.”

The exhibit will include an interactive touch screen showing New Mexico’s... Read More...

June 11, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is honoring New Mexicans who have lost their lives to drugs. The goal of the memorial gallery is to help show the local impact and consequences drugs have on our community. It is also a way for families to remember their loved ones.

”The lost talent wall is intended to help the surviving family and friends deal with the loss and help heal the void,” says Dianna Flores, coordinator Drugs: Cost & Consequences steering committee. “The museum is also planning a memorial event in September.”

The memorial gallery is part of the ongoing Drugs: Cost & Consequences from the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum. The exhibit explores the costs of legal and illegal drugs to individuals and their impact on society. The museum is asking other families of victims of drug abuse to send in their story and a photo of... Read More...

June 6, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- New Mexico’s Bisti Beast will be welcomed home with Japanese performances and food at a celebration June 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. The museum’s newest attraction, the Bisti Beast is a robotic dinosaur based on the skull found in the Four Corners area of New Mexico. The robotic dinosaur was made in Japan and is a permanent exhibit at the museum. (*see below for media resources)

“The Bistihieversor is actually unique to New Mexico. The realism of the dinosaur will really make it come to life for people,” said David Lundy, exhibit curator at the museum.

The evening of the event, the museum will screen the film Godzilla Vs. Mothra in the Dynatheater. In the 1992 film, Battra and Mothra must stop Godzilla from attacking Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan. Admission to the film is $5. Food will be... Read More...

June 3, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting another roster of events related to Drugs: Costs & Consequences, Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, the US Drug Enforcement Administration exhibition extended through December 8, 2019. 

Addiction: Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. – Noon

Snehal Bhatt, MD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UNM

(NM-PBS /Museum Science Café)                                                                                    

Substance abuse disorders represent the single most profound public health crisis of our generation. Watch a segment of NOVA Addiction followed by a presentation discussing the needs, barriers, and treatment options in New... Read More...

May 21, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has installed their newest exhibit, the Bisti Beast. The robotic dinosaur is based on the skull found in the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico’s Four Corners area. The dinosaur was made in Japan and will be a permanent exhibit at the museum (*see below for media resources).

“The Bistihieversor is actually unique to New Mexico. The realism of the dinosaur will make it come to life for people,” said David Lundy, exhibit curator at the museum.

 The museum has plans to add more interactive elements to the exhibit, as well as a realistic landscape around the Bisti Beast in the museum atrium.

This dinosaur’s eyes, arms, body and tail move how experts believe a real dinosaur would move. Don’t be surprised to hear it roar at your next visit to the museum. The final Bisti exhibit will be complete over the summer.

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May 21, 2019

 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will screen the movie Capcom Go! The Apollo Story beginning the first Friday in June. Many obstacles had to be overcome before NASA was able to put a man on the moon. Capcom Go! tells the story behind that historic moment that occurred 50 years ago this summer.

A production of NSC Creative, Capcom Go! The Apollo 11 Story will be shown in the planetarium at noon beginning June 7. The program highlights the key people who made moon missions possible including one of New Mexico’s own: former NASA astronaut Harrison Schmitt.

The planetarium will also start a new schedule with all of its shows highlighting the moon to honor the Apollo 11 anniversary. The 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. planetarium shows will now include a 5-minute Apollo 11 feature called, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Apollo. The... Read More...

May 14, 2019

(Grand Canyon, Arizona) - An international team of paleontologists has united to study important fossil footprints recently discovered in a remote location within Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. A large sandstone boulder contains several exceptionally well-preserved trackways of primitive tetrapods (four-footed animals) which inhabited an ancient desert environment. The 280-million-year-old fossil tracks date to almost the beginning of the Permian Period, prior to the appearance of the earliest dinosaurs.

The first scientific article reporting fossil tracks from the Grand Canyon was published in 1918, just a year before the park was established as a unit of the National Park Service. One hundred years later, during the Centennial Celebration for Grand Canyon National Park, new research on ancient footprints from the park is being presented in a scientific publication released this week. Brazilian paleontologist Dr. Heitor Francischini, from the Laboratory of... Read More...

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