At the Museum

Museum Pricing

  Museum Admission Only  
Adults (18-59) $8.00  
Seniors (60+) $7.00  
Youth (13-17) $7.00  
Children (3-12) $5.00  
Tot (2 & Under) Free  


Verus Research Theater Show Times

Blue Whales 3D 10am 1pm 4pm
Animal Kingdom 3D 11am 2pm  
In Saturns Rings 2D 12pm 3pm

Planetarium Show Times

Perfect Little Planet 11am
5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI 12pm
Enchanted Skies  2pm
Unveiling the Invisible Universe 3pm




Now Open: 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. On view through early November.

More information about the new exhibit is available 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

Upcoming Events

July 15, 2024 - 9:00am

Our Young Explorers Summer Camps program concludes with a week-long deep dive into all things STEM!

July 20, 2024 - 10:00am

Join us for the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and the Viking 1 Mars Lander with a family-friendly celebration of space and science fiction!

July 25, 2024 - 10:00am

Join us for a casual discussion followed by a hands-on experience. Limited to 20 people and includes coffee, light refreshments, and Museum admission.

August 8, 2024 - 5:30pm

Science Fiction or Fact? is a family-friendly film series focused on science-fiction blockbusters, familiar old classics, and everything in between. Before each film, an educator, scientist, or special guest will discuss a few aspects of the film. Then, experience your favorite classic movies like never before as we project them on the domed screen of the 55-foot NMMNHS Planetarium.

August 10, 2024 - 8:30am

The Bosque Education Guide is an interdisciplinary curriculum about the Middle Rio Grande Valley ecosystem. The curriculum provides classroom-based and field activities for students grades K-12. For the central activity, students construct a model of the Middle Rio Grande and then manipulate the paper and cloth pieces to demonstrate human impacts over the last two hundred years. Later, they "restore" the ecosystem. The curriculum is downloadable on the website: Newly updated activities include Next Generation Science Standards/NM STEM Ready! Science Standards.