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.
At the Museum
|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!|
|Into America's Wild||12pm||2pm|
|Little Star that Could||11 a.m.|
|Life: A Cosmic Story||12 p.m.|
|Enchanted Skies (Live Show)||2 p.m.|
|Phantom of the Universe||3 p.m.|
Clayton Lake Dinosaur Tracksite Project
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.
December 9, 2021 - 6:00pm
Museum planetary geologist Larry Crumpler will discuss some portions of his newly-released book "Missions to Mars" and provide an update on the current Perseverance rover mission.
December 17, 2021 - 6:00pm
Hear astronomy experts from UNM describe how the James Webb Space Telescope was built, it's novel capabilities, and what it will do once it reaches the observation point in space.
December 18, 2021 - 10:00am
Join us for a special The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons event from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.! Catch free Looney Tunes cartoons in our Versus Research Dynatheater at 10 a.m., followed by a Science Story Time and fun activities. Explore how our native New Mexican wildlife compares to the cartoon characters in Looney Tunes, as well as how everyday physics compares to cartoon physics.
December 18, 2021 - 11:00am
Celebrate the James Webb Space Telescope's mission with local STEM experts, fun activities, and informational videos.
January 15, 2022 - 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, http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/educational-resources/sections/bosque-education-guide Newly updated activities include Next Generation Science Standards/NM STEM Ready! Science Standard