Go Free to NM Museum Natural History & Science Sept 1 and Coprolites

August 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Attractions, Events, Kids

New Mexico residents get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.  So the next free admission day is this Sunday September 1, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

This Sunday September 1 the museum is also hosting a free event about coprolites – or fossilized poop to you and me. They are imaginatively calling this event: On the Origin of Feces.  Whoever thought up that name playing on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species deserves a raise.

The On the Origin of Feces event runs from 12 noon to 4 pm. During that time you can meet Dr. Adrian Hunt, a scientist who specializes in the study of fossilized dinosaur poop. Dr. Hunt will explain why the study of old dinosaur and animal scat is so important. In case you’re not convinced yet, you’ll also be able to see specimens of coprolites from animals like bear, turkey, fox, deer, rabbit and coyote.

If you want to see the new Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at a discount, the first Sunday of the month also offers the chance to do just that. See my earlier post on the Titanic Exhibit on the Cheap.

Of course, you can also visit the  museum’s regular displays for free, including T-Rex Attack and the Naturalist Center room for kids to see specimens and go ‘hands-on’ with exhibits.

To get free admission on the first Sunday of the month, take your New Mexico ID.  The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59), $6 for seniors aged 60+, and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

Even with the freebie, you have to pay regular admission if you want to go in to the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater or the Planetarium.

New Mexico resident seniors age 60+ also continue to get free admission every Wednesday to the NM Museum of Natural History and Science.

New Mexico Museum of Natural and Science is located in Albuquerque Old Town at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

–Tania


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