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October 1, 2021

Scientists at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) and other institutions have named a new kind of horned dinosaur (ceratopsid) that lived in New Mexico about 72 million years ago.  

The new dinosaur is named Sierraceratops turneri. The genus name Sierraceratops refers to Sierra County, New Mexico, where the fossil was discovered, and to the group of which the species is a part, Ceratopsidae. The species name turneri honors Ted Turner, founder of the Cable News Network (CNN), who owns the ranch where the fossil was discovered and permitted its collection by NMMNHS paleontologists and volunteers.  

Researchers published their find in the scientific journal Cretaceous Research. The study was published by Sebastian Dalman, a research associate of the NMMNHS, as well as Spencer G. Lucas (curator) of the NMMNHS. Steven Jasinski of Harrisburg University... Read More...

September 22, 2021

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science announces that it will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day from September 29 through October 10, coinciding with the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.   

Visitors to the Old Town-area museum can check out “The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons,” which opens on September 29. For more than 80 years, Warner Bros. animation has been bringing joy to all ages with some of the most iconic cartoon characters ever created — including Bugs Bunny, Tweety Pie, the Tasmanian Devil, and Daffy Duck. In this exhibition, catch a rare glimpse of the sketches, model sheets, paintings, and animation cells used to create these famous films from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. 

Also available for viewing is “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” a timely traveling exhibit that looks at how epidemiologists, veterinarians, and other healthcare workers on the front... Read More...

September 8, 2021

This summer, hundreds of students in central and northern New Mexico tackled challenges in electrical, biomedical, environmental, and structural engineering through at-home experiments, videos, and live virtual events. As part of the GSK Science in the Summer™ program, these young engineers explored the design process as they solved real-world problems — including managing a playground’s storm water runoff and designing a sturdy lightweight pedestrian bridge.

Provided by GSK in partnership with The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and administered beginning this year through the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) in Albuquerque, GSK Science in the Summer™ is a completely free STEM enrichment program that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities for children to embody... Read More...

September 3, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is pleased to present the documentary “Into America’s Wild,” now showing at noon and 2 p.m. at the Verus Research DynaTheater. Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and directed by Academy Award nominee Greg MacGillivray, the film takes viewers on a cross-country adventure into the hidden natural wonders of North America.  

From MacGillivray Freeman Films, award-winning producers of the hit documentary “National Parks Adventure,” “Into America’s Wild” is a non-stop ride via kayak, bike, train, hot air balloon, zipline, kite surfboard, and more into some of the most beautiful yet unfamiliar landscapes of the continent. From the wilds of Alaska and the lush coastline of Oregon to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail, the documentary is wall-to-wall with natural treasures and the joy that comes... Read More...

August 23, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is excited to present the exhibition “The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons,” opening on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. This exhibit is included with general admission into the museum. 

For more than 80 years, Warner Bros. animation has been bringing joy to all ages. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, in particular, provided some of the most iconic animated characters of all time — Bugs Bunny, Tweety Pie, the Tasmanian Devil, and Daffy Duck. Closer to home for New Mexicans, they also created the desert-dwelling rivals Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, and introduced the landscape of the American Southwest to millions of people around the world. And who can forget the many times one of these characters “should’ve made a... Read More...

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