All Department of Cultural Affairs museums and historic sites, including this facility, are temporarily closed as a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). These closures are part of the larger effort by state government to minimize public exposure. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore online resources and collections.
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Hours and Admission
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
The Museum is also open from 5:30 - 9 PM on the first Friday of each month, the DynaTheater and Planetarium fractal shows are priced separately.
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Gift Cards for Museum and/or DynaTheater admission are available at the Membership Desk.
VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover are accepted.
Wheelchairs are available on request.
Free Admission Days
- The Museum is free to New Mexico residents (with ID) on the first Sunday of every month.
- New Mexico seniors age 60 and older receive free Museum admission every Wednesday.
For any other questions, please call us at (505) 841-2800.
Museum Free Admissions Policy For Foster Families
On March 19, 2019, HB 303, granting free admission to all New Mexico foster parents and foster children to all New Mexico Museums and Historic Sites was signed into law.
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) shall provide free admission to all state-owned museums and Historic Sites for active Foster Families.
- Effective June 14, 2019, Foster parents and children in the custody of foster parents who are residents of the state shall be provided free admission to all Department of Cultural Affairs museums and historic sites throughout New Mexico.
- Admission is free for registered and active Foster Families with proof of eligibility which shall include the following: ID, proof of New Mexico residency and proof of foster parent or foster child status. Active foster parent/foster child status shall be verified through an official foster parent identification card. Expired status cards will not be accepted.
*Note – Free admission for children to DCA museums and historic sites in accordance with the policy of each museum/site shall remain unchanged: