Temporary & Traveling Exhibits

There's always something new at the Museum! We offer regularly changing exhibitions from across the country and around the world, plus unique displays developed right here in New Mexico.

It Came From Mars!
Earth has been invaded by rocks from Mars. Partnering with UNM's Institute of Meteoritics, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science created this one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring Martian meteorites, some of the most valuable rocks found on Earth.
Out of the Cabinet
Curious specimens from the collections of NMMNHS, the Museum of Southwestern Biology, and the American International Rattlesnake Museum!
Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution
Take a journey to New Guinea and the exotic world of birds-of-paradise with "Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution," a National Geographic Traveling Exhibition. Highlighting the groundbreaking research of photographer Tim Laman and Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes, the exhibit features the extravagant plumage, crazy courtship dances and bizarre behaviors of the extraordinary birds.