OUR MISSION: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.

At the Museum

Museum Pricing

  Museum Admission Only Combo Ticket (Museum + Planetarium)
Adults (13-59) $8.00 $10.00
Seniors (60+) $7.00 $9.00
Children (3-12) $5.00 $7.00

Planetarium Shows

Planetarium Tickets
Adults (13-59) $7.00
Seniors (60+) $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00

DynaTheater Shows

DynaTheater Tickets
Adults (13-59) $7.00
Seniors (60+) $6.00
Children (3-12) $5.00


Inspired by Nature

Feb 19 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Get ready to rock and roll with this geology themed sugar scrub.  Learn about sedimentary rocks and the secrets they can hold, including fossils.

Then get your art on while you create your own unique sugar scrub with Roberta Easter of Enchanting Soap Collections.

21+ only (bring your I.D.) All tickets include a voucher for one free drink and additional drinks can be purchased at the cash bar. 

A portion of every ticket sale will go to help support the Geoscience Collection.

Questions: kristin.hsueh@state.nm.us 


Regular: $38/ Member: $33

Story Time

When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Where: Classroom #1

Free with Admission
For more information contact misty.carty@state.nm.us.

***If the museum has a delayed opening due to weather, Science Story Time will not be held.***

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2020 - 10:00am

Hear stories about how we can help our planet by recycling. We'll play a recycling game to learn how to separate items you may have thrown away before into recycling. Then, we'll walk through the new SAYAKA GANZ - RECLAIMED CREATIONS Exhibit and make our own art creations with recycled materials! Ages 0-10, parents welcome Free with Museum admission or Museum membership

February 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

Re-Imagine… at the Museum Held monthly on the Fourth Wednesday of the month 2:00-3:30pm Come and re-imagine the world around you at our monthly series for seniors. This program is geared towards individuals 60+ and is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Each month we select one topic to investigate and then we follow up with a fun take home activity. This series is free to seniors 60+ but is limited. Go to www.NMnaturalhistory.org for more details and to register. 1/22/20 Reclaimed Creations and plastic jewelry 2/26/20 Shells and Sailor’s Bouquets 3/25/20 Creepy Critters and Bug Hotels 4/22/20 Learning Garden and Repurposed Planters 5/27/20 Tiny Titans and Trace Fossils

February 29, 2020 - 10:00am

By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. It’s an environmental crisis in the making for nearly 70 years. Plastic pollution is now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally. Because it doesn’t degrade and instead breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, much of that plastic will remain here on earth. The problem is clear—too much plastic.

March 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

Public Mineral ID Workshop

March 6, 2020 - 6:00pm

First Friday Fractals shows at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. are more informational and include videos that explain a bit about the math behind the most popular fractal (the Mandelbrot set) and provide an overview of the Fractal Foundation’s education and outreach program.