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


First Friday

Join us this Friday, August 2nd from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m for First Friday.

Before the kids go back to school bring them to the museum for our $5 First Friday. The animated Bisti Beast will be thrilling visitors, and you can help us name it. For official consideration please submit your idea in person at the Museum. The volcano exhibit will be open with a fun new interactive entrance to experience. Enjoy fun hands-on activities in the Museum. All for a reduced admission of just $5!

Fractal experiences in the planetarium for adults $10, seniors $7, children $5. If the sky is clear, the observatory will be also be open to the night sky from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Sensory Friendly Night

August 15th from 5:30-8pm
$5 per person (movie starts @ 6:30pm)

SuperPower Dogs will be shown in 2D with decreased sound, low lighting and an expression friendly atmosphere.  The entire museum will be open with low sensory exhibits. Join us for kids activities before and after the movie. The Hope Cafe will be open for dinner until 6pm.


Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction
Judith Grisel, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Bucknell University

Friday, August 23 • 6:30pm – 8pm      

What is it about the brain that causes the experience of addiction and what is driving today’s epidemic of addictions? Join us for this thought-provoking presentation by a neuroscientist who is also in long-term addiction recovery.     Dr. Grisel’s book, “Never Enough” will be available for purchase and signing. 

Dr. Grisel is a behavioral neuroscientist with expertise in pharmacology and genetics whose research focuses on determining root causes of drug addiction.

Cost: $8 nonmembers, $7 members, $5 students. Preregistration is encouraged or tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the event (if seats are available).

Inspired by Nature

Wednesday, August 22nd
6pm - 9pm

Learn the truth about turtles!  Not all turtles are slow and our turtles from the Naturalist Center can prove it!  Meet “Crunch” our box turtle who survived a dog attack and has been a long term resident at the Museum.  Then join Kelly Jo Design by Wine to paint your own turtle work of art.  Supplies will be provided.

21+ only bring your I.D.
$40 Tickets  

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 Naturalist Center at the Museum.

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

August 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

Paint and wine night to benefit the Museum's Naturalist Center

August 23, 2019 - 6:30pm

Special Lecture and Booksigning

August 31, 2019 - 6:00pm

All exhibits on and dancing in the museum

September 1, 2019 - 11:00am

Attend a family-friendly presentation on the use and misuse of prescription medications, aimed toward middle school age students, given by students from the UNM College of Pharmacy.

September 1, 2019 - 1:00pm

Attend a family-friendly presentation on the use and misuse of prescription medications, aimed toward middle school age students, given by students from the UNM College of Pharmacy.