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

Everest 10am 1pm 4pm
Serengeti 3D 11am 2pm  
Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D 12pm 3pm

Planetarium Show Times

Earth's Wild Ride 11 a.m.
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed 12 p.m.
Enchanted Skies  2 p.m.
Mayan Archeoastronomy 3 p.m.




Roving with Perseverance

Catch Mars mania as a traveling exhibit visits more than a dozen towns across the U.S. with lifelike models of NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter. 

While NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter are hard at work exploring Mars hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, their “twin” models will be visiting the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science as part of the “Roving With Perseverance” roadshow.  

The Perseverance & Ingenuity replicas will be on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science from November 19, 2022 through late spring, 2023.  

As big as a car, with its camera “head” rising high, Perseverance’s six-wheeled lookalike towers over most visitors, while Ingenuity’s double highlights just how small the history-making rotorcraft is.  

In addition to the spacecraft models, during the grand opening on November 19 & 20, NASA Perseverance and Ingenuity scientists and engineers and the Museum’s own rover science team member will give in-person and virtual talks and answer questions at various museums.  

Only 19 locations throughout the United States  will be visited with this traveling exhibit. All the museums are members of NASA’s Museum and Informal Education Alliance.  


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

Upcoming Events

April 8, 2023 - 10:00am

Explore size and scale through hands on activities, meet living Tardigrades (Water Bears) - learning about their adventures in outer space, and help us scale a picture of giraffe into a life size mural. Free with Museum Admission.

April 8, 2023 - 3:00pm

families will learn about Slime Mold natural history while creating a maze environment for their very own slime mold to explore. This workshop is part of the Inspired by Nature series.

June 3, 2023 - 2:00pm

Celebrate Sally's Night with special activities and a showing of the movie "Hidden Figures."