At the Museum

Museum Pricing

  Museum Admission Only Combo Ticket (Museum + Plus one show)
Adults (18-59) $8.00 Coming soon!
Seniors (60+) $7.00 Coming soon!
Youth (13-17) $7.00 Coming soon!
Children (3-12) $5.00 Coming soon!
Tot (2 & Under) Free Coming soon!


Verus Research Theater Show Times

Animal Kingdom 3D 10am 1pm 4pm
Secrets of the Sea 3D 11am 2pm  
In Saturns Rings 2D 12pm 3pm

Planetarium Show Times

Earth, Moon, Sun 11 a.m.
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed 12 p.m.
Enchanted Skies  2 p.m.
The Sun, Our Living Star 3 p.m.




Coming Soon: Conserving America’s Wildlands: The Vision of Ted Turner

Blending stunning wildland photography with never-before-seen fossils and other specimens from the museum’s Research Collections, Conserving America’s Wildlands: The Vision of Ted Turner paints a vivid picture of the deep history found in our wild places and the value of conservation. Opens May 11.

More information about the new exhibit is available HERE.

Spring Camps


DATES: March 25 – April 4, 2024

 All camps are for children ages 5-10 years old from 9:00am-4:00pm

· Parents may drop off beginning at 8:45

· 5-year-olds must have experience in full-day classes before attending

more Information can be found here.

Planetarium welcomes new, immersive performance

Starting on Dec. 8, head to the Planetarium for Mesmerica 360, a fully immersive music and art cinematic projection show. Mesmerica 360 blends the atmospheric music of James Hood with visually stunning graphics and imagery. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to:

Origins Hall Closed

The museum’s Origins Hall has closed as part of a comprehensive re-imagining of the exhibit space. The new hall, titled Ancient Life, will feature hundreds of never-before-seen fossils from NMMNHS’s Research Collections and be the largest exhibition of its kind in the Southwest. Ancient Life is expected to open in late 2024, please check the website for additional details as the project progresses.

Mammals put brawn before brains

Prehistoric mammals bulked up, rather than develop bigger brains, to boost their survival chances once dinosaurs had become extinct, research suggests.

For the first 10 million years after dinosaurs died out, mammals prioritised boosting their body size to adapt to radical shifts in the make-up of Earth's animal kingdom, researchers say. Read more