New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque (must see)

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is a natural history and science museum near Old Town Albuquerque and was founded in 1986.
The Museum's permanent exhibit halls illustrate a "journey through time", covering the birth of the Universe to the Ice Age. The eight "journey through time" halls are as follows: Origins, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Jurassic Super Giants, New Mexico's Seacoast, Age of Volcanoes, Evolving Grasslands, Cave Experience, and New Mexico's Ice Age. Bronze statues of two dinosaurs, a Pentaceratops named "Spike" and an Albertosaurus named "Alberta", stand at the entrance. Many dinosaur fossils have been found in New Mexico, and a few of the ones on display in the museum are only known from New Mexico. Other permanent exhibits include a planetarium and two floors of exhibit galleries dedicated to astronomy and space exploration.

Why You Should Visit:
Definitely for all ages. Lots of room, brightly lit, fabulous dinosaurs, and you can learn about many more recent discoveries. For an extra cost, you can also watch a 3D film and/or enjoy the planetarium.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Sight Location: Albuquerque, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Old Town Orientation Walk  

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