ABQ Museum Free Evening: Western Family Night
Learn to line dance and listen to live music in the amphitheater on Western 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.
The next Albuquerque Museum free Thursday evening is this Thursday June 20, 2013. There is no charge for admission from 5 pm and hours are extended until 8:30 pm.
This Thursday’s evening will be themed as a Western Family Night! Yee-ha!
Listen to live western country music in the museum’s Amphitheater, with Syd Masters and the Swing Riders at 5:45 pm and 6:45 pm, then The Saltine Ramblers take the stage at 7:45 pm.
If you need a little brush-up on your country line dancing, they’ll have free line dance lessons at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Other Western Family Night hands-on activities in the galleries include some make-and-take projects.
Visitors can also check out the exhibit Changing Perceptions of the Western Landscape, 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 visiting Albuquerque so don’t know your way 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.