Space Science Events

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has a number of Space Science themed events throughout the year, from Starry Nights to Solar Sundays and more.


Fractal Fridays

Photo by Velvet Valentine

The First Friday of every month

First Friday Fractals is the spectacular, award-winning fulldome planetarium show that takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals. Featuring original music, the show is both educational and highly entertaining, and suitable for audiences 3 and up.


Lunar Mondays

Our observatory will be open for free one Monday a month for lunar observing!

View the moon close up and learn about its features, space exploration, and more!

The next openings will be:

  • December 1, 2014 7-8 p.m.
  • January 26, 2015 7-8 p.m.
  • February 23, 2015 7-8 p.m.


Orion Shuttle Launch Party!

December 4, 2014 | 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The new Orion spacecraft is NASA’s next generation vehicle to carry humans beyond Earth’s orbit.  See the first test mission of this launch system, from its breathtaking blastoff at approximately 6 a.m. to the capsule’s splashdown several hours later.  Learn about the development of this rocket and enjoy fun activities related to manned space exploration.

For more information, click here.