OUR MISSION: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.

At the Museum

Museum Admission

Adults (13-59) $8.00
Seniors (60+) $7.00
Children (3-12) $5.00

Planetarium Shows

Planetarium Tickets
Adults (13-59) $7.00
Seniors (60+) $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00

DynaTheater Shows

Lockheed Martin DynaTheater Tickets
Adults (13-59) $10.00
Seniors (60+) $8.00
Children (3-12) $6.00


NatureScapes Photo Salon

2017 NatureScapes Photography Salon: Water/Agua/Tó

To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together."

- Barry Lopez

Water in New Mexico is precious and rare, but we feel its presence everywhere. Go out and search New Mexico for places with water, as well as places where water is missing. Share the beauty and diversity of the natural world, interpreted through the theme of “water”.

This is your opportunity to become part of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Our vision is to inspire a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world by celebrating nature through the art of photography.

Download an entry form here.

Owls in the Land of Enchantment

April 15 – September 25, 2017

Discover owls of New Mexico. Learn about the unique adaptations of owls, where they live and how they hunt. What do owls mean to you?
This new exhibit features photography by Dennis Dusenbery and specimens from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and the Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico.

Special Exhibit

The Wonderful World of Opals Opens Friday, February 10, 2017

Katherine Jetter, leading expert in the opal industry, is our guest curator. This amazing exhibit features examples of Australian, Mexican, Ethiopian and Peruvian opal, as well as some set jewels from Jetter’s collection.

FREE with Museum admission.

Upcoming Events

June 25, 2017 - 9:00am

Crawl through a simulated cave during this one-day event!

June 26, 2017 - 8:30am


June 26, 2017 - 1:30pm

Take a docent-led, fact-filled, fun, guided tour of the Museum exhibits.

June 30, 2017 - 5:30pm

Hear a NASA researcher talk about the Dawn spacecraft mission to the asteroid belt and what we know about asteroids near Earth.