Free Fossil Roadshow & Free Admission to NM Museum of Natural History & Science
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 May 5, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.
This Sunday May 5 from 12 noon to 5pm, they’ll also have the first of what they’re calling an “Annual Fossil Roadshow.” (I won’t make a quip about how it sometimes feels like I’m already living in fossil-land. Mr Cheap was a bit creaky getting out of bed this morning, and I can’t say I’m feeling terribly young and sprightly this week either.)
The Fossil Roadshow is a collaboration with Mama’s Minerals. The museum will host an afternoon of fun activities, where kids can meet scientists, pan for gold, and crack open geodes. They can also take in their own mysterious geological discoveries to be identified.
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.