ABQ Museum Free Evening: Shape of Speed
The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History offers free evening admission on select Thursdays (usually the third Thursday of each month), with talks and special events on those evenings.
On the Albuquerque Museum free Thursday evening, hours are extended until 8:30 pm and there is no charge for admission from 5 pm.
The next free museum evening is this Thursday May 17, 2012, and this sounds like an extra-cool event. The theme is the Shape of Speed, with a presentation at 6:30 pm by Deb Slaney, Curator of History, on the meeting point of design in 1950s cars, fashion, and architecture, including the chance to see classic cars and discuss their designs.
Visitors can also grab a snack at the Slate at the Museum cafe and browse the museum gift store.
Admission to the Albuquerque Museum is also free on:
- Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm
- All day on the first Wednesday of the month
Even on free days and evenings, expect to pay the usual fees for special exhibits.
The regular admission price is $4 for adults, or $3 for New Mexico residents with ID. BUT out-of-state visitors can get the same $3 deal for adults if they buy tickets online and print them out at home.
Admission is $2 for seniors (65+),$3 for youngsters aged 13-18, $1 for kids aged 4-12, and children aged 3 and under go free.
The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located at the corner of Mountain Road and 19th Street, in Albuquerque Old Town.