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


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.

Naturalist Center Closure

The Naturalist Center will be closed from January 6th through February 10th while we spruce up the space. We will miss all of our visitors, so please come and see us when we re-open!

Upcoming Events

January 22, 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

January 23, 2020 - 9:30am

Curator’s Coffee A Café Style Program Update on the Legacy of Uranium Mining on Native American Lands in New Mexico By José M. Cerrato, Ph.D. UNM Department of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:30am-11am Professor José Cerrato, will discuss the continued progress made by his research group in using laboratory and field measurements to understand the risks and remediation of former uranium mines on Navajo and Laguna Pueblo lands. Dr. José M. Cerrato is Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering at UNM. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Honduras, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, which is funding this important research. Cost: $8 ($7 for members) includes museum admission and refreshments. Preregistration required. Register online, go to www.NMnaturalhistory.org Questions: jayne.aubele@state.nm.us

January 27, 2020 - 7:30am

Downward Dino Yoga… at the Museum Held monthly on the fourth Monday of the month 7:30-8:30am

February 2, 2020 - 10:00am

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be hosting a workshop on $martPath, a new, online teaching resource for grades 1-8 geared towards economic and financial education.

February 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

Public Mineral ID