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


Gordodon fossil on exhibit

Gordodon is a new, sail-backed reptile based on an incomplete skeleton found in Permian age (about 300 million years old) rocks near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The unique structure of the skull, jaws and teeth of Gordodon indicate it was a surprisingly specialized plant eater (herbivore). Previously, such specialized plant eating was not known in reptiles older than about 200 million years. So, Gordodon rewrites the books by pushing back our understanding of the evolution of such specialized herbivory by about 100 million years


Upcoming Events

January 20, 2019 - 8:30pm

See the last total lunar eclipse visible in the sky for the next two years.

January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

Preview talk: Thursday, January 24 • 6:30 p.m.

January 27, 2019 - 10:00am

Trip Date: Sunday, January 27 • 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Depart Albuquerque/Return to Albuquerque) Preview talk: Thursday, January 24 • 6:30 p.m.

February 1, 2019 - 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. These shows include an equal mix of 2D and 3D zooms. Fractals Rock! shows are “less talk, more rock!” and run at 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.

February 5, 2019 - 6:30pm

Hear from Dawn’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Carol Raymond, as she reveals the science data received from the mission so far.