Today at the Museum

Saturday, January 31

Admission & Exhibits
Planetarium Showtimes
DynaTheater Showtimes

Upcoming Events

Prehistoric Preschool is a Museum program for 3-5 year-olds and their adult companions to explore natural history topics in a supportive and fun atmosphere.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is proud to present: New Mexico scientists highlight their science and how it has evolved over the past century.
From January 26th-February 6th, the Planetarium will be closed for equipment upgrades. We're sorry for any inconvenience, but excited about the new system!
On the first Sunday of every month, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is FREE to all New Mexico residents. Bring a NM ID or proof of residence. Regular admission fees apply for DynaTheather and Planetarium shows.
Take a docent-led, fact-filled, fun, guided tour of the Museum exhibits.

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Executive Director Sought

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, is opening a search for a dynamic leader to administer all aspects of the museum's operations.

Planetarium Closed for Upgrades

The Planetarium will be closed for projector upgrades from January 26 - February 6, 2015. We will reopen with First Friday Fractals on February 6 and for regular shows on February 7.

Opportunity Rover Reaches Highest Elevation Ever!

After several weeks of approach, and fighting balky memory problems all the way, on January 6th Opportunity made it to its highest ever elevation. The spectacular panorama from the summit shows Endeavor Crater on Mars, which is the same size as the Valles Caldera in New Mexico.

Dinosaur-killer asteroid almost destroyed mammals as well!

The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows that many mammals died off alongside the dinosaurs.