ABQ Museum Free Ancient Americas Family Night
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 there is no charge for admission from 5 pm and hours are extended until 8:30 pm.
The next free museum evening is this Thursday June 21, 2012, and they had me when they mentioned “sample chocolate”. The theme is Ancient Americas Family Night, with the aforementioned chocolate samples and the chance to hear about chocolate from Mark Sciscenti, a chocolate artisan and historian. (Some people get all the good jobs.) Meanwhile, children can make art inspired by the ancients (I assume they’re not talking about Mr Cheap) and at 7:30 pm the Aztec dance group PAZ Ehecatl will perform for all. Sounds sweet, huh? In more ways than one.
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 to Albuquerque Museum online and print them out at home.
- $2 for seniors (65+) wherever you hail from
- $3 for youngsters aged 13-18
- $1 for kids aged 4-12.
- Children aged 3 and under go free.
If you’re new around these parts, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located at the corner of Mountain Road and 19th Street, in Albuquerque Old Town.