At the Museum

Museum Pricing

  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:  We provide curbside pickup or shipping. Thank you for your continued support which helps sustain the Museum's educational programs and exhibits.

Upcoming Events

January 26, 2021 - 10:00am

Join Dr. Misty Carty as she shares a story and activity for the family.