At the Museum

Museum Pricing

  Museum Admission Only  
Adults (18-59) $8.00  
Seniors (60+) $7.00  
Youth (13-17) $7.00  
Children (3-12) $5.00  
Tot (2 & Under) Free  


Verus Research Theater Show Times

Blue Whales 3D 10am 1pm 4pm
Animal Kingdom 3D 11am 2pm  
In Saturns Rings 2D 12pm 3pm

Planetarium Show Times

Perfect Little Planet 11am
5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI 12pm
Enchanted Skies  2pm
Unveiling the Invisible Universe 3pm




Now Open: Conserving America’s Wildlands: The Vision of Ted Turner

Blending stunning wildland photography with never-before-seen fossils and other specimens from the museum’s Research Collections, Conserving America’s Wildlands: The Vision of Ted Turner paints a vivid picture of the deep history found in our wild places and the value of conservation. On view through early November.

More information about the new exhibit is available HERE.

Planetarium welcomes new, immersive performance

Starting on Dec. 8, head to the Planetarium for Mesmerica 360, a fully immersive music and art cinematic projection show. Mesmerica 360 blends the atmospheric music of James Hood with visually stunning graphics and imagery. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to:

Origins Hall Closed

The museum’s Origins Hall has closed as part of a comprehensive re-imagining of the exhibit space. The new hall, titled Ancient Life, will feature hundreds of never-before-seen fossils from NMMNHS’s Research Collections and be the largest exhibition of its kind in the Southwest. Ancient Life is expected to open in late 2024, please check the website for additional details as the project progresses.

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

June 20, 2024 - 4:00pm

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is partnering with the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum as the local host for Sally's Night, which is a national celebration of the first American woman in space: Dr. Sally Ride.

June 26, 2024 - 5:30pm

Relaxed Nights are evenings for anyone who might get overwhelmed by crowds, sounds, or flashing lights. Or, for individuals who simply enjoy smaller crowds. These sensory friendly evenings are for guests of all ages and will feature special, sensory friendly offerings in the museum on select evenings.

June 30, 2024 - 11:00am

Experience Asteroid Day at the Museum! Meet New Mexico scientists who have been honored by having asteroids named after them, and learn about asteroids, their impacts on Earth, and NASA’s mission to the asteroid belt.