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Docent Dialogue

First Wednesday of the month



Mineral Mondays 

First Monday of the month


This is a chance for the public to bring their specimens into the Museum and have them identified by trained volunteers and staff.

Re-Imagine… at the Museum

Held monthly on the Fourth Wednesday of the month



What are Fractals?

A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc. Abstract fractals – such as the Mandelbrot Set – can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over.

2019 Lectures & Curator’s Coffe

Take in a special planetarium show, look through our 16" observatory telescope, or learn about space at one of our special Space Science themed events!

Check out what is happening at NMMNH&S - from field trips, to tours, lectures and more.

For information about hosting your special event at the museum, please contact:

Dianna Flores

Event Coordinator

(505) 841-2819

See the Museum in a new light as an adult!  Join us for special evenings at the Natural History Museum.  Dance under the stars, drink beside dinosaurs, and explore

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