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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...

October 25, 2022

Albuquerque, NM - While NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover and Ingenuity Helicopter continue to explore the surface of the Red Planet, visitors to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) will have a chance to explore life-sized replicas of the vehicles themselves beginning in November. 

As part of NASA’s “Roving With Perseverance” Roadshow, which brings massive full-sized replicas of the two NASA vehicles to participating museums, NMMNHS will have the vehicles on display from Nov. 19 through June 5, 2023. 

“Our museum takes great pride in its space science program, and we’re proud to be the only institution in the region selected to host these unique replicas,” said NMMNHS Executive Director Dr. Anthony Fiorillo. 

The Perseverance mission is an ambitious effort to uncover signs of life on Mars. Since the Perseverance rover touched down on the Red Planet in 2021, it has... Read More...

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