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April 12, 2019

 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Museum. Take-Back Day is a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs. The event gives the community a chance to properly dispose of expired and unused prescription medications.

In 2017, a national study on Drug Use and Health showed 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study showed a majority of the drugs were obtained from home medicine cabinets. The event is being held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit, Drugs: Costs and Consequences.

“There are several local venues participating in Drug Take-Back Day,” said Margie Marino, Executive Director of the museum. “The drop-off site at the Museum of Natural History is the only location in town where you can see an exhibition about the heinous... Read More...

April 12, 2019

 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The topic for this month’s New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) $5 First Friday on May 3rd addresses the dangers of drugs and the cost to our community.

Each first Friday evening of the month, the museum is open 5:30 – 9 p.m. with a special admission rate of $5 per person for the museum, which usually includes special displays on a topic in science.

In conjunction with the museum’s exhibit Drugs: Costs and Consequences, this First Friday event will focus on the dangers of drugs and its impact on society. Representatives from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Albuquerque Police Department and other law enforcement officials will be on hand to answer questions. The goal is to educate the public about the consequences of drugs as well as drug prevention and treatment.

The DynaTheater will be showing “Superpower Dogs” for an additional $5 at 6:30 p.m. The film shows the... Read More...

April 12, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has extended the stay of two current exhibitions Drugs: Costs and Consequences; and Brain: The Inside Story, through the Fall of 2019.

“Both of these thought-provoking exhibits have been very well-received and quite impactful based on comments we’ve received from our visitors,” said Margie Marino, Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science .“ The Museum is pleased we were able to reach an accord with both of the exbibitors to extend the duration of these two exhibits which present phenomenal learning opportunities to New Mexicans for another few months.

Brain: The Inside Story has been extended through Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. This exhibition draws on the most current research and technology to present neuroscience,... Read More...

March 29, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Want a great way to rejuvenate after a long work week? Unwind, relax, hit the dance floor, and learn about what dancing does to your brain at the This is your Brain on Dance happening Friday, April 19th at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science from 6-10:30 p.m.

“In addition to just being a fun-filled way to start your weekend, this dance offers a little more,” said Museum Executive Director Margie Marino. “This is your Brain on Dance event supports our traveling exhibition Brain: The Inside Story which runs through June 23. You can learn about the positive effects dance has on your brain.“

According to an October 2013 article in Psychology Today by Christopher Bergland https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201310/why-is-dancing-so-good-your-brain... Read More...

March 8, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) -- This spring the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) , Central New Mexico Community College and the New Mexico State Parks Department are undertaking a project to document, map, and model one of the largest dinosaur tracksites in the United States. Hundreds of tracks, from at least four different species of dinosaurs, are exposed at the Clayton Lake State Park in northeastern New Mexico. The Clayton Lake Dinosaur Tracksite Project will involve students, staff and scientists from CNM, NMMNHS, and NM State Parks in photographing, scanning, mapping, and modeling hundreds of exposed dinosaur tracks.

The students and scientists participating are from Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) Schools of Applied Technologies and Math, Science and Engineering; CNM’s Executive Council of Students; the CNM Foundation; the CNM Student Activities Office; NMMNHS, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural... Read More...

March 8, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- Summer is just around the corner. Do you have a plan to keep your children busy and engaged this summer? When the kids are off school keep the learning going by signing them up for one of the week-long Young Explorers Summer Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The camps start June 16 and run through August 9, 2019. All camps are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th.

"This is the 35th year that the museum has offered well-crafted Summer Camp modules that each offer something engaging and educational,” said Museum Executive Director Margie Marino. “This year we have Brain Teaser classes — which  support our traveling exhibition  Brain: The Inside Story which runs through June 23. The kids can take a class with topics that range from dinosaurs to space.“

Camps offered for grades K-5th

Aftercare available every day from 4-5... Read More...

March 8, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- As part of the programming associated with the traveling exhibition Brain: The Inside Story and the exhibition from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs: Costs and Consequences the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is hosting a series of workshops for adults and families. Associated programming also includes the Curator’s Coffees, and Lecture series.

Brain: The Inside Story draws on research and technology to present recent findings in neuroscience, highlighting the brain’s surprising ability to rewire itself in response to experience, disability or trauma. Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, the exhibition also showcases modern technologies that researchers use to study the brain. Brain: The Inside Story will be on exhibition through June 23, 2019..”

Drugs: Costs & Consequences is a traveling exhibition from the DEA Museum and the DEA... Read More...

January 31, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) - As part of the programming associated with the current exhibition from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Drugs: Costs & Consequences Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting a lecture on the Oral Effects of Methamphetamine Use: The “Meth Mouth” Syndrome.

The presentation featuring graphic images of dental disease will be given by Stephen Wagner, D.D.S., M.S. and Charles Tatlock, D.D.S. MPH at the Museum Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Doctors Wagner and Tatlock are nationally recognized experts in the research and treatment of patients with ‘meth’ mouth; and were some of the first to alert their profession to the deteriorating physical changes that occur with long-term use. Dr. Wagner’s dental images have been published in medical and dental textbooks and used by The New York Times, ABC News... Read More...

January 31, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) As part of the programming associated with the new traveling exhibition Brain: The Inside Story  which opens Saturday Feb. 23 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, the museum’s 2019 Lectures & Curator’s Coffee Series theme is, “The Brain: It’s More Than You Think.”

Brain: The Inside Story draws on research and technology to present recent findings in neuroscience, highlighting the brain’s surprising ability to rewire itself in response to experience, disability or trauma. Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, the exhibition also showcases modern technologies that researchers use to study the brain. Brain: The Inside Story will be on exhibition from Feb. 23 through June 23, 2019.

Interactives, puzzles, brain-scan imaging and spectacular models... Read More...

January 16, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) -- During the $5 First Friday event February 1, the Museum welcomes you to fall in love … with science, that is!

Each first Friday evening of the month, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is open 5:30 – 9 p.m. with a special admission rate of $5 per person for the museum, which usually includes special displays on a topic in science. On this very special First Friday until 8 p.m., visit with experts at table displays about what made them fall in love with their particular discipline of science. From Space Science to Biology to Paleontology, we love them all! What science will be your sweetheart? From 6 – 8 p.m., enjoy some star gazing near the Museum’s front entrance, weather permitting. This event is perfect for the entire family and will feature kids activities and family fun.

The DynaTheater will be showing the film Volcanoes for an... Read More...

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