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

Sea Lions 11am 1pm 3pm
Dinosaurs of Antarctica 10am 12pm 2pm
Super Power Dogs 4pm

Planetarium Show Times

Earth, Moon, & Sun 11 a.m.
Forward to the Moon 12 p.m.
Enchanted Skies  2 p.m.
Incoming! 3 p.m.
Perfect Little Planet 4 p.m.




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

Carboniferous Stratigraphy meeting

The Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy held a meeting, “The Kasimovian Workshop,” on May 24-27, 2021. The meeting was organized by William DiMichele, Spencer Lucas, Xiangdong Wang, and Stanislav Opluštil. The pandemic restrictions made impossible the original plan for an in-person meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Consequently, the meeting was run on a Zoom platform sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.  Read more.

Clayton Lake Dinosaur Tracksite Project

CNM students and faculty—in collaboration with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and the New Mexico State Parks Department—are helping to document, map, and model one of the largest dinosaur tracksites in the United States. Click here to explore the site.

Dr. Crumpler Joins Perseverance Mission

Those who follow the museum's programs know that Larry Crumpler was part of the Mars Opportunity rover mission and previewed discoveries from the Red Planet for visitors to our museum and website for almost 15 years. We have exciting news: Dr. Crumpler has just been selected as a scientist for the Mars Perseverance mission! After the new rover lands in February, 2021, you can expect to continue enjoying exclusive access to new discoveries! Read more by clicking here.

The Future of Science Museums

On September 25, the museum hosted a virtual summit on the future of natural history institutions as part of the museum's strategic planning process. Administrators from prominent institutions around the country made comments about their facility’s response to the pandemic and how that will influence programming from now on. Read some significant quotes in the information release linked here and watch the entire presentation.

Upcoming Events

August 20, 2022 - 10:00am

Learn the latest updates from the James Webb Space Telescope through VR experiences, table activities, videos, and a special live planetarium lecture presented by an expert from UNM.

August 29, 2022 - 9:00am

If Artemis I launches, table activities, videos, and a showing of program “Forward to the Moon” in the planetarium will celebrate this first in a series of missions to the moon.