This summer get outside and enjoy nature and all that Albuquerque has to offer. Take a self-guided public art tour throughout Albuquerque or hit up a local museum for a fun, cultural experience. If you want to beat the heat, check out the best places to cool off below. You can also learn more about wildlife at the Rio Grande Nature Center.
Take an outdoor art tour for free Visit some kid friendly public art like “Alphabet Soup” and “Aluminum Yucca” Visit Public Art
Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center The museum is free for kids under 5. Learn about Native American history and traditions and culture. Adult admission is $8.40 there are student and senior discounts too. The Blue Star Museum gives free admission to military personnel and their families (Memorial Day to Labor Day). Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Enjoy an art walk at the Albuquerque Museum. The museum has an outdoor sculpture garden in a nature setting with easy access to Old Town. General admission to Albuquerque Museum is free Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is also free on the first Wednesday of the month with timed ticketing. Before visiting be sure to reserve tickets online Albuquerque Museum
Escape the heat and head indoors to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Free for New Mexico residents (with ID) on the first Sunday of every month. New Mexico seniors age 60 and older receive free Museum admission every Wednesday. NM Museum of Natural History & Science
Best places to cool off
Cesar Chavez Spray Pad – 7505 Kathryn SE
Wells Park Spray Pad – 500 Mountain NW
Civic Plaza Spray Pad – 1 Civic Plaza
Visit Cabq for hours
South Valley– 3912 Isleta Rd. SW
Alameda Spray Park – 9800 Fourth St. NW
Visit Bernalillo County for more details
Rio Grande Nature Center Look for New Mexico wildlife. Learn about hydrology, plants, animals and geology. Access to Bosque trails from the center as well. Observe nature and see the native plant garden and pollinator garden. Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. “Storytelling under the Cottonwood is on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:30am each month for ages 5-10. Birding walks are Saturdays at 8:30am. Admission is free and parking is $3 Visit Rio Grande Nature Center
Balloon Museum is free every Saturday from 9am to 1pm and all day on the first Friday of the month. Balloon Museum Learn more about the science behind those colorful fun flying objects!