The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science allows you to indulge the nerd in your family.
The museum is home to a planetarium offering multiple presentations on astronomy and space science: Earth, Moon and Sun; an exploration of asteroids and comets; an interactive show about space; our galaxy’s history; and a tour of the solar system.
The Verus Research DynaTheater is a five-story center that offers shows that start on the hour.
While the permanent exhibit on dinosaurs appears to be temporarily closed, there is a rotating slate of temporary exhibits to explore including:
Back to Bones, which features fossil vertebrates including fish, amphibians, retiles and mammals collected by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
Admission to the Museum of History and Science is free to New Mexico residents on the first Sunday of every month. Bring a New Mexico ID or proof of residence. Regular admission fees are charged for museum shows.
The Museum is open 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Monday and closed on Tuesday.
The museum is also closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors over 60 and youth 13-17, $5 for children 3-12, children 2 and under are free.
Combination tickets for museum shows are available. Details here.
The museum is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque.