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  • Apr 3 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    This event is canceled.
  • Apr 6 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    This event is canceled.
    Free
  • Apr 14 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
    50 years ago the world was focused on a drama taking place in space; a flight to the moon that was in trouble and three astronauts who were struggling to get back home. New Mexico space author Loretta Hall will take you along on that dangerous journey. Loretta Hall is an award-winning author of "Space Pioneers: In Their Own Words", "Out of this World: New Mexico's Contributions to Space Travel", "The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List", and "Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America." Among other writing awards, she was a Silver Winner in the Science category of the IndieFab awards for "Space Pioneers." There will be a booksigning and an opportunity to purchase Ms. Hall’s books. The Museum’s Space Science Hall and Apollo 50th Anniversary Exhibit will be open for lecture attendees.
  • Apr 21 2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am
    Plastic pollution is past the tipping point; it is now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally. We now see plastic litter everywhere on Earth and in our own diets. Plastic doesn’t degrade, it just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. We are already bearing cleanup costs of mountains of plastic waste and it will get worse for future generations. We have a good recycling program in Albuquerque…but where can all of the plastic waste ultimately go? And how can we reduce our plastic use? Kick-off the week of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with this event. Join us for light refreshments and a morning of conversation with dedicated local experts about the state of plastic recycling and creative solutions used to reduce the amount of material entering landfills in New Mexico. Learn how other areas are responding to the plastic waste crisis, and what can be done locally. Speakers: Sarah Pierpont, Executive Director of the New Mexico Recycling Coalition, Jill Holbert, Associate Director City of ABQ Solid Waste Management Department, Rachel Zulevi, a "zero-waste lifestyle, and Jonathan Black, a Senior Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) on energy and environmental issues. Cost: $8 ($7 for members, $5 for students) includes museum admission (including the exhibit Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations and refreshments. Preregistration required. Seats are limited. (NOTE that the starting time is earlier than other Curator’s Coffees) Register online, go to www.NMnaturalhistory.org Questions: jayne.aubele@state.nm.us
  • Apr 22 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    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
    Free with Museum admission
  • Apr 27 2020 - 5:45pm to 6:45pm
    Downward Dino Yoga… at the Museum Held monthly on the fourth Monday of the month 5:45-6:45pm
  • Apr 29 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
    Renowned for their power, strength, beauty, and grace, jaguars are vanishing throughout the Americas. Nowhere is this more apparent than the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Since 2002, the Northern Jaguar Project (NJP) has been safeguarding jaguars in this region from illegal poaching, habitat loss, and other persistent threats. The centerpiece of NJP's conservation work is the remote and exceedingly wild 58,000-acre Northern Jaguar Reserve, which boasts the highest number of northern jaguar sightings in recent years, including females and cubs. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with a leader in jaguar conservation. For more information about NJP, go to https://www.northernjaguarproject.org Ms. Turtle Southern, the coordinator of the Northern Jaguar Project, will lead you on an illustrated journey to the Northern Jaguar Reserve, and discuss the NJP work with ranchers to minimize human-wildlife conflicts and with youth as conservation ambassadors, and the work that still needs to be done.
  • May 1 2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
    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.
  • May 4 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Public Mineral ID Workshop
    Free
  • May 15 2020 (All day)
    A VIDEO CONTEST FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 4-8
  • May 25 2020 - 5:45pm to 6:45pm
    Downward Dino Yoga… at the Museum Held monthly on the fourth Monday of the month 5:45-6:45pm
  • May 27 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    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
    Free with Museum admission
  • Jun 9 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
    Relaxed Nights...at the Museum Held quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month 5:30-8pm
  • Jun 22 2020 - 5:45pm to 6:45pm
    Downward Dino Yoga… at the Museum Held monthly on the fourth Monday of the month 5:45-6:45pm
  • Sep 8 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
    Relaxed Nights...at the Museum Held quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month 5:30-8pm
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