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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...

August 18, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $220,119. Funding for this generous award will go toward supporting the Steppe Parasite Networks (STEPP-NET) collaborative research project. 

“Research such as this contributes to the field of science and provides opportunities for graduate students to gain significant experience in pure research that will inform and strengthen their understanding as well as giving them a step-up for their future careers,” said Margie Marino, executive director at NMMNHS.  

The primary focus of the STEPP-NET project, which involves multiple institutions, including NMMNHS and the Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico, is to conduct fieldwork in... Read More...

July 8, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE – Just as we are hopefully approaching the final days of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new exhibit opening on July 23 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) looks at how epidemiologists, veterinarians, and other healthcare workers on the front lines have come together in the fight against infectious diseases around the world throughout history.    

“Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World” debuted at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Influenza of 1918, a pandemic that took the lives of as many as 100 million people. NMMNHS offers a DIY-produced version of this timely exhibit. From the Nipah virus to SARS and HIV, visitors to the Museum will learn how viruses can spread from animals to people, why some outbreaks become epidemics and how people in different disciplines and countries are working together to stop them. 

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July 7, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE – Throughout human history, honey bees have come to symbolize hard work, community, politics, and faith. This important eusocial flying insect is presented in the exhibit “What’s the Buzz? Why Honey Bees Matter,” opening on July 23 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. 

“What’s the Buzz?” takes a closer look at bees in culture and religion, their migration history, the physiology and anatomy of bees, and the future of honey bees and their connection to agriculture.  

The exhibit explores how humans for thousands of years have kept honey bees for food and other bee products. For instance, early humans mastered not only the ability to hunt for honey in natural beehives, but they also maintained their own colonies of honey bees for reliable supplies of honey and beeswax. 

“What’s the Buzz?” also examines the critical role bees... Read More...

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