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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque

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Explore the origins of the universe, the world of dinosaurs, and milestones of space travel at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Spend time in the museum's core exhibits, which lead through billions of years of New Mexico's history, from the Big Bang, through the age of dinosaurs, to the Ice Age. Other exhibits cover the rise of technology and human exploration of space. Admire the museum's extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including the skeleton of Stan, the second-largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed. Don't miss a stop at the on-site planetarium for shows about planets, constellations, and more. Check the museum's website for information on traveling exhibits, offers, and special events. Our Albuquerque online road trip planner makes visiting New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and other Albuquerque attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A super fun museum for the kids. They loved the dinosaurs and fossils, and the space exhibit is also great. Great stop on a family trip@ 
    A super fun museum for the kids. They loved the dinosaurs and fossils, and the space exhibit is also great. Great stop on a family trip@  more »
  • Really cool museum with a ton of history and interesting exhibits. There are exhibits on dinosaurs, natural history, minerals, chocolate and other things. 
    Really cool museum with a ton of history and interesting exhibits. There are exhibits on dinosaurs, natural history, minerals, chocolate and other things.  more »
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  • Perfect museum, as always. I've been visiting with my family since I was small and it never disappoints. Our favorite path is to start at the top and walk down through history - from the origin of life all the way to modern day. The exhibits have a great flow and time flies by when you're there. This time that we visited, there was a temporary exhibition for a chocolate sculpture competition and it was delightful. It's a shame that the laser dinosaur and the fossil cast in the lobby are gone now but they'll always be precious childhood memories. We're definitely going to continue visiting every time we pass through.
  • While the museum was a little dated, I thought it was a great experience. The chronological order of the museum made the content much easier to grasp. The museum also had some GREAT artifacts and fossils of all types. Lastly, I really enjoyed the planetarium show. If a little more funds were invented in modernizing the museum, this would easily be five stars.

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