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March 20, 2023

Albuquerque, NM – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is proud to welcome the premier celebration of microscopic photography, as Nikon Small World will be open at the Museum from Friday, March 24 through Sunday, April 30, 2023. 

“Not only is our museum proud to showcase the best photography of the year taken through a microscope, but we also see it as a unique opportunity,” said NMMNHS Executive Director Dr. Anthony Fiorillo. “Visitors will have a chance to see rare fossils and other items from our world-renowned Collections department included with the exhibition, showcasing these items from a new perspective.” 

The Nikon Small World competition was founded in 1974 to recognize excellence in photography through the microscope. Nikon Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum for recognizing the art, proficiency, and photographic excellence involved in... Read More...

February 20, 2023

Albuquerque, NM – The empty case near the front of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s (NMMNHS) Cretaceous Hall will soon showcase fossils from one of the largest dinosaurs to ever set foot in what is now New Mexico. 

At the beginning of March, bones and teeth of a massive sauropod dinosaur known as Alamosaurus sanjuanensis will be added to Cretaceous Hall’s offerings. Visitors will have the chance to observe real fossil material of this animal, while getting to learn about how this iconic massive herbivore was discovered in New Mexico more than a century ago. 

“As someone who has spent his career studying Cretaceous-era dinosaurs, I know how special specimens like these are to any museum’s collection,” said NMMNHS Executive Director Dr. Anthony Fiorillo. “And given this particular dinosaur’s deep ties to our state and region, it’s hard to imagine a more... Read More...

January 20, 2023

Albuquerque, NM – A new, five-year partnership between the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) and Meta will substantially expand the Museum’s educational footprint in Valencia County and also support the Museum’s Space Science programming.  

Meta is donating $300,000 to the NMMNH Foundation, which will support five years of educational classroom visits for every 5th grade classroom in Valencia County and annual sponsored attendance for Valencia County residents. Additionally, the grant will fund new physical and virtual space science programming and planetarium shows for all visitors to enjoy.  

“One of the strengths of our museum is its educational programming, and we’re thrilled that this partnership makes these programs more accessible to Valencia County students and families,” said NMMNHS Executive Director Dr. Anthony Fiorillo. “We’re very grateful to our... Read More...

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