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


the Rise & Fall of the dinosaurs

New York times best selling author Steve Brusatte a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh and a specialist on the evolution of dinosaurs will be on hand for a special one night lecture and to sign his book The Rise of the Dinosaur. The lecture promptly starts at 7pm and is a limited seating engagement Reserve your seat here

“THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY,” hails Scientific American: A thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists. Now a New York Times bestseller!

“This is scientific storytelling at its most visceral, striding with the beasts through their Triassic dawn, Jurassic dominance, and abrupt demise in the Cretaceous.” —



Join us for a frighteningly good time

Friday, October, 26th

6:30 pm - 11 pm

Adults only 21+, costume contest, spooky planetarium show, DJ and dancing in the atrium, cash bar provided by Left Turn Distilling, food truck delights by Black Iron Catering Co. 

$25 non-member tickets, $20 museum members/students get your tickets here  

$35 VIP tickets VIP experience includes access to VIP lounge, door prizes, skull bath bomb painting activity produced by “Moonlight Makes”, and signature Zombie cocktail crafted by Left Turn Distilling. Space is limited for VIP tickets and require a timed ticket for creating your skull bath bomb.

Sign up for 7:00 pm VIP experience here

Sign up for 8:30 pm VIP experience here

Sign up for 10:00 pm VIP experience here


Have questions? Call Rachel at (505)841-2810 or (505)841-2869 or email Rachel.Veracka@state.nm.us

Cash bar and food truck 

Upcoming Events

October 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

Professional Development Workshop for Formal and Informal Science Educators Vertebrate Paleontology in New Mexico and Beyond Saturday • October 20 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm with optional Museum tour 4:00-5:00pm

October 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Observe the moon and planets from the Museum Observatory, weather permitting.

October 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

Halloween Party for adults 21+

November 2, 2018 - 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.

November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm

From Plants to Pills: The Evolution of the Antidepressant By Dr. Daniel Barto, UNM Health Sciences Center November 14, 2018 • 6:30pm – 8pm