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July 20, 2018

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Asking, “Would Leonardo make a good Astrobiologist?”, eminent scientist and nationally recognized director of NASA’s National Astrobiology Institute, Penelope J. Boston, Ph.D. is the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science next guest lecturer in the Da Vinci –the Genius series. The popular world class exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius has been extended through August 29. Dr. Boston will speak Friday, August 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Museum Dynatheater.

Leonardo da Vinci was a polymath across the arts, sciences, and engineering.  If he lived today, how would he relate to the highly interdisciplinary field of Astrobiology?  Would he be one of our greatest astrobiologists ever?  How can today’s astrobiologists and interested citizens be "Leonardo-like" as we contemplate the question of whether there... Read More...

July 16, 2018

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – In the coming weeks, the planet Mars will be closer to the Earth than it will be again for decades. For its First Friday evening event August 3, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) will offer information about the Red Planet and a possibility to see it through telescopes. With the extension of Da Vinci — The Genius through Aug. 29, this will also be the final First Friday offering reduced admission prices before the exhibition ends.

On Aug. 3 from 5:30 – 9 p.m., admission to Da Vinci — The Genius is discounted by $5, making the final admission charge: Adults $17, Seniors $15 & Children $10. Admission to the museum’s permanent exhibits (excluding Da Vinci — The Genius), is $5 per person, a $3... Read More...

July 5, 2018

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – ​The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is pleased to announce that the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition is being extended an extra month through August 29, 2018 due to popular demand.

More than 70,000 people have been through Da Vinci—The Genius since it opened Feb. 10. That includes more than 200 separate groups from New Mexico public and private schools reaching nearly 20,000 students.

“During da Vinci, 5,000 more students have come through the museum than during the same time period last year,” said Margie Marino, director of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. “And we obviously expect admission numbers will continue at higher levels through the end of the exhibition.”

As part of the Da Vinci, The Genius ongoing program, the Museum will host acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, How to... Read More...

June 27, 2018

Audiences at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) Planetarium will discover how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping today’s world, in the California Academy of Sciences’ latest original planetarium show, Incoming!

From the comfort of a planetarium seat, viewers will embark on a dynamic journey on the trail of asteroids and comets, get an up close look at the advanced technologies that allow scientists to detect asteroids before they reach Earth, and visualize historic space events billions of years in the making—all within an immersive, all-­digital dome that brings the captivating story of our cosmic origins to life.

Narrated by George Takei, Incoming! explores the past, present, and future of our Solar System and the landmark discoveries scientists have made by sending spacecraft to visit tiny worlds.... Read More...

June 18, 2018

(Albuquerque, NM) - Experience Asteroid Day at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, learn about asteroids, their impacts on Earth, and NASA’s mission to the asteroid belt.

In the ViewSpace Theater, the museum will be streaming a special live broadcast of other Asteroid Day celebrations around the world. Hear from astronomy experts about the nature of asteroids and how they influenced Earth’s history. The video will continue throughout the day on June 30 during the museum’s normal hours. Find out more at: asteroidday.org/live

Solar observing will be offered by Timmy Telescope Solar Astronomy Outreach from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. if the sky is clear. Safely examine any activity on the sun that day through special telescopes in front of the museum entrance.

Asteroid Day will feature hands-on activities for the family starting at 10 a.m. The center of the museum’s acclaimed... Read More...

June 18, 2018

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The next First Friday evening event at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science explores Leonardo da Vinci’s views of the natural world. On Friday evening, July 6, museum visitors will have one last chance to enjoy discounted prices to see Da Vinci — The Genius since this will be the final First Friday before the exhibition ends.

On July 6 from 5:30 – 9 p.m., admission to Da Vinci — The Genius is discounted by $5, making the final admission charge: Adults $17, Seniors $15 & Children $10. Admission to the museum’s permanent exhibits (excluding Da Vinci — The Genius), is $5 per person, a $3 savings off the usual adult price.

Da Vinci – The Genius demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius as... Read More...

June 4, 2018

​As the 2017/2018 school year ends, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science reports, 191 separate groups from New Mexico public and private schools have toured the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science since it opened February 10.

“All totaled, that’s about 18,650 students from all grade levels of public schools, private and charter schools and students who are home schooled,” said Margie Marino, Director of the the Museum of Natural History and Science. “These figures also reflect civic groups, like Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts. The age appeal for the Da Vinci exhibit contact is mostly attracting middle and high school aged groups from all around New Mexico.”

Da Vinci—The Genius remains on exhibition at the NMMNHS through July 29, 2018. Since it opened February 10, in addition to the school groups, more than... Read More...

May 31, 2018

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) --- Take to the dance floor and explore the depths of your artistic talent with a paintbrush and a glass of wine Friday night, June 15 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The Museum is hosting Libations & Leonardo, a dance/paint party with artistic instructions provided by Albuquerque’s Kelly Jo Designs by Wine.

The Libations & Leonardo event is Friday, June 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Regular admission for the night is $25, and includes admission to Da Vinci—The Genius, access to the Museum’s regular exhibits, a cash bar, dancing in the atrium, and option drawing workshop, plus there will be a food truck onsite.

To purchase admission to the event (without the painting class) log onto the Museum website or follow this link: ... Read More...

May 16, 2018

Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb will be the first speaker in a new lecture series being launched by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, entitled “The Brain: It’s More Than You Think.” Gelb will speak July 26, three days before the current blockbuster exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius closes July 29, and, in anticipation of two planned exhibitions coming in 2019. Coming in February 2019, the NMMNHS will host an exhibition from the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum called “Drugs: Costs and Consequence, Opening Eyes to the Damages Drugs Cause” as well as another traveling exhibit on the human brain entitled “Brain: The Inside Story.”

Among the many books written by Gelb, are How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, and Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age. “Michael Gelb’s lecture and topic matter are a perfect bridge between these important... Read More...

May 16, 2018

The next First Friday evening event at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science explores the technological genius of Leonardo da Vinci. On Friday evening, June 1, museum visitors who take advantage of discounted prices to see Da Vinci — The Genius can also study how Leonardo da Vinci envisioned the future of mechanical technology more than 500 years ago.

On June 1 from 5:30 – 9 p.m., admission to Da Vinci — The Genius is discounted by $5, making the final admission charge: Adults $17, Seniors $15 & Children $10. Admission to the museum’s permanent exhibits (excluding Da Vinci — The Genius), is $5 per person, a $3 savings off the usual adult price.

The June First Friday event at the Museum of Natural History & Science is part of the Old Town Countdown to Summer with many... Read More...

May 2, 2018

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) has received a generous grant of $5000 from New Mexico Humanities Council to support the Museum’s series of education programs called “Da Vinci Dialogues”. 

Da Vinci Dialogues illustrates the many facets of Leonardo’s genius as an artist, inventor, and scientist. The "Dialogues" consist of public lectures, panel discussions, and workshops that include various experts who present information that will spark questions and discussion from the audience.

The New Mexico Humanities Council is our state’s independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ayesha Burdett (NMMNHS Director of Collections and Research) and Jayne Aubele (NMMNHS Adult Programs Educator) are co-Project Directors. The grant will be administered through the NM Museum of Natural History Foundation.

“We are grateful to the NM Humanities Council for the support of our... Read More...

SMNHC in Hagerman

October 29, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Randall Gann, Public Information Officer

505.252.6869 Email: randall.gann@state.nm.us

SANDIA MOUNTAIN NATURAL HISTORY CENTER BRINGS OUTDOOR LEARNING EXPERIENCE TO HAGERMAN KIDS

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