Fodor's Expert Review New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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The wonders at Albuquerque's most popular museum include the only Triassic exhibit in North America. Among some of the dinosaur rarities on display that were discovered right in New Mexico is the relatively youthful "Bisti Beast," a Cretaceous-period tyrannosaur found in the Four Corners area. A simulated volcano (with a river of bubbling hot lava visible through its glass floor) complements the geologic displays. Outer space gets its due here as well—changing exhibits have focused on Mars and the Perseverance lander—and the museum's planetarium is a state-of-the-art destination for dazzling constellation and other distant-space viewings, as well as the wildly popular First Friday Fractals show ($10; tickets available online only). The DynaTheater presents 3-D screenings on some stunning sea creatures and more.

Family Science Museum

Quick Facts

1801 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87104, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Museum $8, DynaTheater $7, Planetarium $7; combined museum and planetarium or DynaTheater $10; all three $15, Closed Tues.

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