Space Science Events

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has a number of Space Science themed events throughout the year.


Laser shows are back for a limited time only! 

Two laser systems will fill the planetarium dome with choreographed images, allowing music and light to envelope the audience.  Over a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.  

Join us for three nights of amazing rock shows featuring The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.  We'll also have a week of Summer Fun with family shows every day at 3 p.m.

For more information or to buy tickets:

A big thanks to our sponsor, 94 Rock!

Fractal Fridays

Photo by Velvet Valentine

Photo credit: Velvet Valentine

The First Friday of every month

First Friday Fractals is the spectacular, award-winning fulldome planetarium show that takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals. Featuring original music, the show is both educational and highly entertaining, and suitable for audiences 3 and up.


Lunar Mondays

Our observatory will be open one Monday a month for lunar observing!  Admission is by donation, so feel free to contribute what you can.

View the moon close up and learn about its features, space exploration, and more!

The next openings will be:

  • June 29, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • July 27, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • August 24, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

These events are cancelled if the sky is cloudy!