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First Wednesday of the month



Mineral Monday 

First Monday of the month


This is a chance for the public to bring their specimens into the Museum and have them identified by trained volunteers and staff.

Re-Imagine… at the Museum

Held monthly on the Fourth Wednesday of the month



Per the State of New Mexico’s recommendations, the NM Museum of Natural History and Science will cancel all museum events scheduled through April 30th.

Please stay tuned to our page for developing information and details about future events. 

Stay healthy, everyone! We look forward to seeing you at the museum once the risks subside.  

What are Fractals?

A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc. Abstract fractals – such as the Mandelbrot Set – can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over.

Take in a special planetarium show, look through our 16" observatory telescope, or learn about space at one of our special Space Science themed events!

Check out what is happening at NMMNH&S - from field trips, to tours, lectures and more.

For information about hosting your special event at the museum, please contact:

Dianna Flores

Event Coordinator

(505) 841-2819

Relaxed Nights are evenings for anyone who might get overwhelmed by crowds, sounds,

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