Today at the Museum

Museum Admission

Adults (13-59) $7.00
Seniors (60+) $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00

Planetarium Shows

Planetarium Tickets
Adults (13-59) $7.00
Seniors (60+) $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00

DynaTheater Shows

Lockheed Martin DynaTheater Tickets
Adults (13-59) $10.00
Seniors (60+) $8.00
Children (3-12) $6.00


Opening May 14th Ray Troll's BuzzSaw Sharks of Long Ago

Get ready for another terrific exhibition experience when the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) welcomes The Buzzsaw Sharks of Long Ago beginning Saturday, May 14 running through September 5, 2016. This major new exhibit is based on the giant prehistoric shark found in the phosphate mines of Idaho.

NatureScapes 2016: Nature in Your Backyard

Where is your backyard? Is it just the area around your home or is it any area nearby that is familiar to you?

We invite you to explore and rediscover your New Mexican backyard.

Our vision is to inspire a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world by celebrating nature through the art of photography.

Download an entry form here and
submit your print by September 4th, 2016.

The Underwater World of Idell Conaway

Idell Conaway has traveled extensively throughout Asia and the Pacific, photographing indigenous peoples, children, natural habitats, birds and animals. Some years ago she challenged herself to scuba lessons, expanding her travels to below the surface of the seas. The current show of underwater photos is made up of recent works from the Sulu Sea, west of Mindanao in the Philippines, the southern Red Sea in the waters of Yemen and Djibouti, from Sipadan Island in the Celebes Sea off of Borneo as well as from waters around some northern Caribbean islands.

On exhibit through August, 2016.

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2016 - 10:30am

A fun opportunity to learn something new about science with an emphasis on New Mexico. Many classes blend art or history with science.

May 6, 2016 - 6:00pm

See the spectacular, award-winning full-dome planetarium fractal show!

May 7, 2016 - 10:00am

We all know what the Internet is and how useful it is to our everyday lives. The next big thing is the “Internet of Things” or IoT for short.

May 7, 2016 - 1:00pm

This professional development workshop is intended for early childhood teachers.

May 9, 2016 - 6:30am

The planet Mercury will appear as a tiny dot moving across the face of the sun.