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  
Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D 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.




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:

North parking lot to close for renovations

Beginning Monday, Oct. 23, the Museum’s main parking lot will be closed for maintenance intended to improve safety and overall visitor experience. Additional parking, including accessible spaces, is available on the east side of 18th Street. Check our website and social media channels for updates on the closure.

The Museum will remain open Wednesday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the closure. 

Origins Hall to close

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

December 1, 2023 - 5:00pm

Join us for an evening of holiday fun! The Museum will be a destination on the City of Albuquerque's annual Old Town Holiday Stroll.