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February 27, 2020

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) –“Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies,” is a traveling exhibit that will be coming to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque. “Tiny Titans” is promoted by Silver Plume Exhibitions.

The exhibit is family-friendly and focuses on a variety of different dinosaurs and their young. It is ideal for younger children because there are a variety of interactive learning opportunities including a book nook, a dress-up area, and a dinosaur “petting zoo.”

The “Tiny Titans” exhibit features fossils from the Museum’s own collections as well as illustrations and sculptures created by many well-known forensic artists.

The Museum will have educational activities on opening day (March 14) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the public to enjoy. Visitors can learn about the differences between baby and adult dinosaurs. Children can also learn about dinosaur feathers, color... Read More...

February 13, 2020

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2020 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) --

The Bisti Beast at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has been entertaining visitors since it arrived. The one thing the tyrannosaur is missing is a name. The Museum has collected suggestions for names from visitors for months. They have narrowed down the choices to the top five most popular suggestions, and want the public’s help choosing the final name. The most popular suggested names include Juniper, Bailey, Bella, Betty, and Bonita. “We want our visitors to help us name our local dinosaur,” says Rachel Veracka. The Bisti Beast is a robotic version of the real specimen that was found in the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico. The real skull is on display in the Museum’s “Back to Bones” exhibit.

The Bisti Beast roars every half hour for visitors in the Museum’s lobby. Visitors to the Museum can go to nmnaturalhistory.org to take the poll and... Read More...

January 31, 2020

For Immediate Release: February 4, 2020 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) --

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Planetarium opened in December of 1999 and has brought the night sky and wonders of the universe to Albuquerque for over 20 years.  Wear from hundreds of thousands of visitors has taken its toll, so the planetarium will close on February 17, 2020, for a renovation.  The planetarium’s seats, carpet, and wall coverings will be replaced during the renovation.  The unused pit in the center of the planetarium will be removed to make the planetarium more accessible at the top and improve overall safety. The renovation will allow more room for performances as well.  

“As seats have broken, our capacity has dropped.  The entire front row has been closed for months” said space science director Jim Greenhouse.  “This renovation is badly needed and will make for a much more comfortable experience as... Read More...

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