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

Announcements

Volunteer Opportunities

Drugs: Cost and Consequences is an incredibly important exhibit that confronts the consequences of the illegal drug trade and drug abuse within our communities.  The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is seeking volunteers to be gallery interpreters and resources within the exhibit.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for this exhibit, please join us on either July 16th from 5-7pm or July 24th from 5-7pm for a mandatory training to be held at the museum.  For any questions or for more information, please contact Kristin.Hsueh@state.nm.us

Inspired by Nature

Wednesday, July 17th
6pm - 9pm

Have you ever just sat and observed the natural world?  Have you ever looked and observed the beauty of scales, muscles, or feathers?  If so, then join us for a special pairing in the museum.  First you have access to our behind the scenes tour of the Bioscience and Geoscience Collections.  Explore our hidden treasures and learn about the Museum’s role in collection care.  Then after, use your powers of observation to learn how to create your own scientific illustrations.  We will use your observations, attention to detail, and your creativity to draw objects from the Museum's exhibits and collections. Supplies will be provided.

21+ only (bring your I.D.) Tickets $30 ($25 for museum members). 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 Collections at the Museum.

21+ only bring yourI.D.
$30 Tickets  

$25 for museum members. 

 

 

Matt Celeskey is a natural history illustrator and exhibit designer. His work appears in several museum exhibitions, technical publications and popular books. He is member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and a Research Associate at the NM Museum of Natural History and Science.

 

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 kellyj.white@state.nm.us.

Upcoming Events

July 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Explore our hidden treasures and learn about the Museum’s role in collection care with a behind the scenes tour of the Bioscience and Geoscience Collectiosn. Then after, use your powers of observation to learn how to create your own scientific illustrations. Supplies will be provided. This event is 21+ only and will include a cash bar.

July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm

2019 Voices in Science Lecture Series Ride to the Moon with Neil, Buzz, and Mike by Loretta Hall Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's flight to the Moon. New Mexico space author Loretta Hall will take you along on the journey that sent the first human beings to a brand new world. Loretta Hall is an award winning author of "Space Pioneers: In Their Own Words", "Out of this World: New Mexico's Contributions to Space Travel", "The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List", and "Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America." Among other writing awards, she was a Silver Winner in the Science category of the IndieFab awards for "Space Pioneers." She is also an award-winning speaker and a Space Ambassador for the National Space Society.

July 19, 2019 - 11:00am

See how the Apollo 11 anniversary is being celebrated around the country.

July 20, 2019 - 10:00am

See a special showing of a Smithsonian Channel documentary "The Day We Walked on the Moon," enjoy moon-related activities, and hear a talk about the Apollo program.

August 2, 2019 - 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. These shows include an equal mix of 2D and 3D zooms