Science & Research
NMMNH&S has a vibrant paleoscience department that does current research and has extensive fossil collections.
The mission of Bioscience Collection is to provide collections of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, insects and mollusks that represent the natural history of New Mexico and southwestern North America.
The Geoscience wing of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science conducts research geology and paleontology, and maintains the Museum's extensive fossil and mineralogical collections.
The Space Science wing of NMMNH&S houses our observatory, planetarium, and space science collections. We also have a connection to research being done on the planet Mars!
The curators at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science direct scientific research and collection activities for the Museum. All of the science staff conduct research on the natural history of New Mexico and the surrounding areas.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science produces a variety of publications, ranging from posters to a bilingual education series for elementary teachers to technical contributions on natural history.