Space Science Events

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has a number of Space Science themed events throughout the year, from Starry Nights to Solar Sundays and more.


$6 Adults | $5 Members & Seniors | $4 Children (Children’s ticket applies only to 3 p.m. shows)

Light up the holidays with special, limited-time laser concerts between Christmas and New Years!  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.  In addition to the schedule below, Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon will be presented hourly during the Moonlight Masquerade on New Year’s Eve.

Saturday, December 27:

6 & 8 p.m. – Laser Pink Floyd: Best of Echoes

7 & 9 p.m. – Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Sunday, December 28:

6 p.m. – Laser Beatles

7 p.m. – Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

8 p.m. – Laser Led Zeppelin

December 27 – 30:

3 p.m. – Winter Holiday Celebration

Fractal Fridays

Photo by 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 for free one Monday a month for lunar observing!

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

The next openings will be:

  • January 26, 2015 7-8 p.m.
  • February 23, 2015 7-8 p.m.
  • March 30, 2015 8:30-9:30 p.m.