In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has closed its museums and historic sites until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your support and understanding. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore virtual visits, programs, and educational opportunities.
At the Museum
|Museum Admission Only||Combo Ticket (Museum + Planetarium)|
|Adults (13-59)||$8.00||Not available at this time|
|Seniors (60+)||$7.00||Not available at this time|
|Children (3-12)||$5.00||Not available at this time|
Dr. Crumpler Joins Perseverance Mission
Those who follow the museum's programs know that Larry Crumpler was part of the Mars Opportunity rover mission and previewed discoveries from the Red Planet for visitors to our museum and website for almost 15 years. We have exciting news: Dr. Crumpler has just been selected as a scientist for the Mars Perseverance mission! After the new rover lands in February, 2021, you can expect to continue enjoying exclusive access to new discoveries! Read more by clicking here.
The Future of Science Museums
On September 25, the museum hosted a virtual summit on the future of natural history institutions as part of the museum's strategic planning process. Administrators from prominent institutions around the country made comments about their facility’s response to the pandemic and how that will influence programming from now on. Read some significant quotes in the information release linked here and watch the entire presentation.
Museum Temporarily Closed
In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has closed this museum and all of its museums and historic sites to the public until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding. Please visit the education and science areas of our website for virtual visits, programs, and educational opportunities:
The NatureWorks Discovery Store is now closed for in person shopping.
However, our most popular items are still available in the online store at:
https://nmmnhfnatureworks.square.site/s/shop We provide curbside pickup or shipping. Thank you for your continued support which helps sustain the Museum's educational programs and exhibits.