Free Admission to NM Museum of Natural History & Science: March 1

February 26, 2015 by  
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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 March 1, 2015, from 9 am to 5 pm.

This Sunday March 1 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, they’ll also have a special event to celebrate the special exhibit “Birds of Paradise.”  You’ll be able to meet New Mexico bird experts as well as learn how New Mexico is working to protect our New Mexico birds.  Karen Herzenberg, a naturalist who serves on the advisory committee for New Mexico Master Naturalist Program, will share her knowledge about the fascinating Florence Merriam Bailey.  Bailey is the author of “Birds Through an Opera Glass” (1889) and “Birds of New Mexico” (1928).  The presentation will be geared for children and families from 11:00 to noon.   From 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, the presentation will be geared for adults.

You can visit the other museum’s displays for free, including their core exhibits which offer a journey through billions of years of New Mexico’s natural history, from the formation of the universe to the present day.   Don’t forget 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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Free Admission to NM Museum of Natural History & Science: July 6

June 30, 2014 by  
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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 July 6, 2014, from 9 am to 5 pm.

This Sunday July 6 between 1:30 and 2:30 pm, they’ll also be offering a free guided tour of the museum exhibits, although it’s limited to 14 participants,  for ages 13+. It’s a first-come, first-served basis, so I’d ask about it as soon as you arrive at the museum.

You can visit the  museum’s 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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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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Go Free to NM Museum Natural History & Science Sept 1 and Coprolites

August 29, 2013 by  
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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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Free Admission to NM Museum of Natural History & Science: August 4

August 2, 2013 by  
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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 August 4, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

This Sunday August 4 between 1:30 and 2:30 pm, they’ll also be offering a free guided tour of the museum exhibits, although it’s limited to 14 participants,  for ages 13+. It’s a first-come, first-served basis, so I’d ask about it as soon as you arrive at the museum.

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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Free Admission to NM Museum of Natural History & Science: June 2

May 31, 2013 by  
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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 June 2, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

This Sunday June 2 between 1:30 and 2:30 pm, they’ll also be offering a free guided tour of the museum exhibits, although it’s limited to 14 participants,  for ages 13+. It’s a first-come, first-served basis, so I’d ask about it as soon as you arrive at the museum.

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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Free Fossil Roadshow & Free Admission to NM Museum of Natural History & Science

May 1, 2013 by  
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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.

–Tania

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Titanic The Artifact Exhibition: See It On The Cheap

April 3, 2013 by  
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Titanic The Artifact Exhibition recently arrived in Albuquerque, and here’s how New Mexico residents can save on admission by visiting on the right days!

Titanic The Artifact Exhibition has already been seen by more than 25 million people across the world. When the Titanic collided with an iceberg and met its tragic doom just over a century ago in April 1912, it was famous as the world’s largest ship at the time. It sank 2.5 miles beneath the ocean’s surface. This exhibit featuring 125 authentic artifacts from the shipwreck site of the Titanic has now reached Albuquerque, and is on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science through October 27, 2013.

Regular admission to Titanic The Artifact Exhibition is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $11 for children.

But New Mexico residents always get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.   This free general admission does not cover special exhibits like the Titanic one, but it does mean that if you are a New Mexico resident and you visit the museum on the first Sunday of the month, the general admission fee is waived and adults will only pay $11 to see the  Titanic The Artifact Exhibition.

The next free admission day for New Mexico residents (with NM ID) is this Sunday April 7, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm. After that, the first Sundays of the month are:

  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • September 1
  • October 6

According to a press release from the museum: “Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the Ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created interior of the Ship, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity.”

It’s hard to think about such a sad ending to such an optimistic voyage, and the more than 1,500 people who perished. But this is our chance to learn about that history, and pay tribute to those individuals and their families.

Even if you don’t want to see  Titanic The Artifact Exhibition, NM residents can still go along to visit the museum for free on the first Sunday of the month. On April 7, there are special family day activities related to the new exhibit Science on a Sphere.

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.

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

–Tania

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NM Museum of Natural History & Science Free: March 3

February 26, 2013 by  
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Free admission days for New Mexico residents at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science? We like that!

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 March 3, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

They often have special activities on the free admission days, but I’ve received no word on such fun delights this month. Turn up and take your chances, but for sure you’ll be able to see all the regular displays including T-Rex Attack and the Naturalist Center room for kids to see specimens and go ‘hands-on’ with exhibits.

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.

To get free admission on the first Sunday of the month, take your New Mexico ID. 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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NM Museum of Natural History & Science Free: January 6

January 3, 2013 by  
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Free admission days for New Mexico residents at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science? We like that!

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 January 6, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

They often have special activities on the free admission days, but I’ve received no word on such delights this month. Turn up and take your chances, but for sure you’ll be able to see all the regular displays including T-Rex Attack and Space Frontiers, and the Naturalist Center room for kids to see specimens and go ‘hands-on’ with exhibits.

The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59) and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

To get free admission on the first Sunday of the month, take your New Mexico ID. 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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