Smithsonian Day Free Admission to NM Museums: Sept 28

September 23, 2013 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free admission to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, El Rancho de las Golondrinas and more, when you use the free admission coupon to print out or show on your smartphone.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country on Saturday September 28, 2013, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 28, 2013. Some museums allow you to show the ticket on your smart phone to save printing it out. (Check the relevant museum page at the participating New Mexico Museums link to see if they offer that option.)

Other New Mexico museums offering the free admission are:

  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Los Alamos Historical Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Kit Carson Home and Museum (Taos)
  • Haak’u Museum (Acoma Pueblo)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (Roswell)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania


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ABQ Museum Free: Museums on Us, Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Cardholders

August 1, 2013 by  
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The Museums on Us program gives Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers free admission to participating arts and cultural venues across the country on the first full weekend of every month.  The only New Mexico museum participating in 2013 is the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.

Visit the Albuquerque Museum on the first weekend of the month and show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit card or debit card as well as a photo ID, and you’ll get one free general admission. (Everyone else always gets free museum admission on Sunday mornings – see details below. )

The remaining 2013 dates for the Museums on Us weekends are:

  • This weekend, August 3 and 4
  • September 7 and 8
  • October 5 and 6
  • November 2 and 3
  • December 7 and 8

If you’re traveling, there are 150 Museums on Us participating museums, arts and cultural centers nationally in 31 states – see the full list at the link.

The free admission is only for the cardholder, not for everyone you take with you, but Albuquerque Museum children’s admission aged 4 – 12 is only $1, and it’s free for kids under 3.

According to a press release, one in every two households in the country holds a qualifying card. Not at Cheap Central we don’t, despite the fact that Mr Cheap has more cards than a traveling magician. But hopefully it’ll save dollars for some of our ABQ on the Cheap readers!

If you don’t have a qualifying card, admission to the Albuquerque Museum is also free for all on:

  • Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm
  • All day on the first Wednesday of the month
  • 5 pm to 8:30 pm on the third Thursday of every month, when the museum stays open late.

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 a stranger in town, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located at the corner of Mountain Road and 19th Street, in Albuquerque Old Town.

–Tania

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ABQ Museum Free: Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Cardholders

February 28, 2013 by  
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The Museums on Us program gives Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers free admission to participating arts and cultural venues on the first full weekend of every month.  The only New Mexico museum participating so far in 2013 is the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.

Visit the Albuquerque Museum this weekend, March 2 and 3, and show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit card or debit card as well as a photo ID, you’ll get one free general admission. (Everyone else always gets free museum admission on Sunday mornings – see details below. )

If you’re traveling, there are 150 Museums on Us participating museums, arts and cultural centers nationally in 31 states – see the full list at the link.

The free admission is only for the cardholder, not for everyone you take with you, but Albuquerque Museum children’s admission aged 4 – 12 is only $1, and it’s free for kids under 3.

The Museums on Us program continues on the first full weekend of every month in 2013, so after March 2 and 3, the next dates will be April 6 and 7 and May 4 and 5.

According to a press release, one in every two households in the country holds a qualifying card. Not at Cheap Central we don’t, despite the fact that Mr Cheap has more cards than a traveling magician. But hopefully it’ll save dollars for some of our ABQ on the Cheap readers!

If you don’t have a qualifying card, admission to the Albuquerque Museum is also free for all 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 a stranger in town, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located at the corner of Mountain Road and 19th Street, in Albuquerque Old Town.

–Tania

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ABQ Museum Free: Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Card Holders

November 30, 2012 by  
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The Museums on Us program gives Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers free admission to participating arts and cultural venues on the first full weekend of every month.  The only New Mexico museum participating in 2012 is the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and this is the last chance this year to take advantage of this freebie.

Visit the Albuquerque Museum this weekend, December 1 and 2, and show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit card or debit card as well as a photo ID, you’ll get one free general admission. (Everyone else always gets free museum admission on Sunday mornings – see details below. )

If you’re traveling, there are 150 Museums on Us participating museums, arts and cultural centers nationally in 85 cities – see the full list at the link.

The free admission is only for the card holder, not for everyone you take with you, but Albuquerque Museum children’s admission aged 4 – 12 is only $1, and it’s free for kids under 3.

According to a press release, one in every two households in the country holds a qualifying card. Not at Cheap Central we don’t, despite the fact that Mr Cheap has more cards than a traveling magician. But hopefully it’ll save dollars for some of our ABQ on the Cheap readers!

If you don’t have a qualifying card, admission to the Albuquerque Museum is also free for all 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 a stranger in town, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located at the corner of Mountain Road and 19th Street, in Albuquerque Old Town.

–Tania

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ABQ Museum Free: Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Card Holders

November 2, 2012 by  
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The Museums on Us program gives Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers free admission to participating arts and cultural venues on the first full weekend of every month.  The only New Mexico museum in 2012 is the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.

That means if you visit the Albuquerque Museum this weekend, November 3 and 4, and show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit card or debit card as well as a photo ID, you’ll get one free general admission. (Everyone else always gets free museum admission on Sunday mornings – see details below. )

If you’re traveling, there are 150 Museums on Us participating museums, arts and cultural centers nationally in 85 cities – see the full list at the link.

The free admission is only for the card holder, not for everyone you take with you, but Albuquerque Museum children’s admission aged 4 – 12 is only $1, and it’s free for kids under 3.

The Museums on Us program continues on the first full weekend of every month through 2012, so after November 3 and 4, the next dates will be December 1 and 2.  

According to a press release, one in every two households in the country holds a qualifying card. Not at Cheap Central we don’t, despite the fact that Mr Cheap has more cards than a traveling magician. But hopefully it’ll save dollars for some of our ABQ on the Cheap readers!

If you don’t have a qualifying card, admission to the Albuquerque Museum is also free for all 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.

–Tania

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ABQ Museum Free: Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Card Holders

October 4, 2012 by  
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The Museums on Us program gives Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers free admission to participating arts and cultural venues on the first full weekend of every month.  The only New Mexico museum in 2012 is the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.

That means if you visit the Albuquerque Museum this weekend, October 6 and 7, and show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit card or debit card as well as a photo ID, you’ll get one free general admission. (Everyone else always gets free museum admission on Sunday mornings – see details below. )

If you’re traveling, there are 150 Museums on Us participating museums, arts and cultural centers nationally in 85 cities – see the full list at the link.

The free admission is only for the card holder, not for everyone you take with you, but Albuquerque Museum children’s admission aged 4 – 12 is only $1, and it’s free for kids under 3.

The Museums on Us program continues on the first full weekend of every month through 2012, so after October 6 and 7, the next dates will be November 3 and 4 and December 1 and 2.  

According to a press release, one in every two households in the country holds a qualifying card. Not at Cheap Central we don’t, despite the fact that Mr Cheap has more cards than a traveling magician. But hopefully it’ll save dollars for some of our ABQ on the Cheap readers!

If you don’t have a qualifying card, admission to the Albuquerque Museum is also free for all 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.

–Tania

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Smithsonian Day Free Admission to NM Museums: Sept 29

September 27, 2012 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free entry to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and more, saving up to $12 per person when you use the free admission coupon. I mentioned this promo day before, but here’s a reminder to print out your free tickets for Saturday, and they’ve added another couple of museums.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country on Saturday September 29, 2012, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Other participating New Mexico museums are:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe)
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (Santa Fe)
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Los Alamos Historical Society (Los Alamos)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, which usually costs $8 per adult, $7 for kids (kids aged 5 and under go free), especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe costs $12 if you’re one of our visiting readers from outside New Mexico, or $6 for New Mexico resident adults.

But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania

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Free Admission to New Mexico Museums: Sept 29

September 20, 2012 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free entry to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and more, saving up to $8 per person when you use the free admission coupon.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country on Saturday September 29, 2012, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Other participating New Mexico museums are:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe)
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, which usually costs $8 per adult, $7 for kids (kids aged 5 and under go free), especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania

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Free Teacher Open House at 3 Old Town Museums: Sept 26

September 18, 2012 by  
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The free Teacher Open House is actually open to any educator, including home schoolers, of all grade levels.

The Teacher Open House is hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and Explora. All three will be open on the evening of Wednesday September 26, 2012, from 5:30 – 8 pm, especially for teachers.

Open House visitors can explore the exhibits for free, find out about programs for students, see exhibitor booths with free or cheap curriculum materials, and play at Explora.  The museums are also offering door prizes and discounts in the gift stores.

At the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, they’ll have a free showing at the 3-D DynaTheater at 5:30 pm, and a free sampler showing in the Planetarium at 7 pm. The Observatory will be open for viewing from 7:30-8 pm.

This is a professional event so it’s not cool to turn up with families, sorry!

No reservations are needed for the Free Teacher Open House - just turn up on the night!

  • When: Wednesday September 26, 2012
  • Time: 5:30 – 8 pm
  • Where: Explora,  New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.
  • Price: Free!  The evening is for educators only, not family members. 

All three venues are on Albuquerque’s Museum Row: Mountain Road in Old Town.

–Tania

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ABQ Museum Free: Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Card Holders

August 3, 2012 by  
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The Museums on Us program gives Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers free admission to participating arts and cultural venues on the first full weekend of every month.  The only New Mexico participant in 2012 is Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.

That means if you visit the Albuquerque Museum this weekend, August 4 and 5, and show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit card or debit card as well as a photo ID, you’ll get one free general admission. (Everyone else always gets free museum admission on Sunday mornings – see details below. )

If you’re traveling, there are 150 Museums on Us participating museums, arts and cultural centers nationally in 85 cities – see the full list at the link.

The free admission is only for the card holder, not for everyone you take with you, but Albuquerque Museum children’s admission aged 4 – 12 is only $1, and it’s free for kids under 3.

The Museums on Us program continues on the first full weekend of every month through 2012, so after August 4 and 5, the next dates will be on Labor Day weekend, September 1 and 2.  

According to a press release, one in every two households in the country holds a qualifying card. Not at Cheap Central we don’t, despite the fact that Mr Cheap has more cards than a traveling magician. But hopefully it’ll save dollars for some of our ABQ on the Cheap readers!

If you don’t have a qualifying card, admission to the Albuquerque Museum is also free for all 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.

–Tania

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