At the Museum

Museum Pricing

  Museum Admission Only Combo Ticket (Museum + Plus one show)
Adults (18-59) $8.00 Coming soon!
Seniors (60+) $7.00 Coming soon!
Youth (13-17) $7.00 Coming soon!
Children (3-12) $5.00 Coming soon!
Tot (2 & Under) Free Coming soon!


Verus Research Theater Show Times

Serengeti 10am 1pm 4pm
Sea Lions 11am 2pm  
Dinosaurs of Antarctica 12pm 3pm

Planetarium Show Times

Earth, Moon, & Sun 11 a.m.
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed 12 p.m.
Enchanted Skies  2 p.m.
Forward! To the Moon 3 p.m.
Little Star That Could 4 p.m.




Winter Break – Family Science Days

Calling scientists and engineers of all ages: come on in and get your science on! 

Put your science skills to work as as we delve into magnets, engage in experiments into balance, explore light and how to make shadows…and so much more!! 

Each day focuses on unique science topics with fascinating hands-on activities, story times, and opportunities for families to explore STEM together. 

December 20th ~  What is a Scientist 
December 21th  ~  The Force is With You  
December 22th  ~  Balance 
December 27th  ~  Be an Engineer  
December 28th ~  Wind 
December 29th  ~  Light and Shadow 

Where and When:  
Multipurpose Room

10:00am - 2:00pm 
Free with Admission (donations taken)

Roving with Perseverance

Catch Mars mania as a traveling exhibit visits more than a dozen towns across the U.S. with lifelike models of NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter. 

While NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter are hard at work exploring Mars hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, their “twin” models will be visiting the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science as part of the “Roving With Perseverance” roadshow.  

The Perseverance & Ingenuity replicas will be on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science from November 19, 2022 through late spring, 2023.  

As big as a car, with its camera “head” rising high, Perseverance’s six-wheeled lookalike towers over most visitors, while Ingenuity’s double highlights just how small the history-making rotorcraft is.  

In addition to the spacecraft models, during the grand opening on November 19 & 20, NASA Perseverance and Ingenuity scientists and engineers and the Museum’s own rover science team member will give in-person and virtual talks and answer questions at various museums.  

Only 19 locations throughout the United States  will be visited with this traveling exhibit. All the museums are members of NASA’s Museum and Informal Education Alliance.  


Mammals put brawn before brains

Prehistoric mammals bulked up, rather than develop bigger brains, to boost their survival chances once dinosaurs had become extinct, research suggests.

For the first 10 million years after dinosaurs died out, mammals prioritised boosting their body size to adapt to radical shifts in the make-up of Earth's animal kingdom, researchers say. Read more

Upcoming Events

December 11, 2022 - 9:00am

Watch NASA TV coverage of Artemis I's finale while enjoying tabletop activities and informational handouts. Remember the last time people walked on the moon.

December 21, 2022 - 5:30pm

Calling all sci-fi lovers! Join us at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science as we bring a new family friendly evening of science. Have you ever watched a sci- fi movie and then wondered what was based on actual science? If so, join us and have your burning science questions answered at "Science Fiction or Fact?". Experience your favorite movies like never before as we project them in our domed theater, the Planetarium. After the movie, make sure you join in the discussion on the movie’s merits by our educators, curators, and special guests, or join us in the Observatory to view the night sky. Seats are limited and registration is required. Admission is by donation, and we welcome guests to pay what they can on the night of the event.

March 11, 2023 - 10:00am

Join us on select Saturdays as we explore the wonderful world of chocolate! Come taste the difference between milk, dark, white, and even ruby chocolate. Learn about the history of this sweet treat as it was transformed from a spicy drink to the decadent dessert of today. Talk to local chocolatiers about how they work with chocolate today to create your favorite sweet treats. Learn from these experts and other resources from some of our non-chocolate community partners. This is a family friendly event and is included with admission to the Museum. Chocolate: The Exhibition is now open and runs through March 12, 2023.