The Naturalist Center
On long-term display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
The Naturalist Center is a hands-on educational room in the Museum of Natural History & Science where visitors of all ages can learn about the natural world of New Mexico.
Microscopes, native animals, touch specimens and more wait for your exploration.
Also on exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
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Featured DCA Exhibitions
The Museum's first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of agriculture in New Mexico.
No Idle Hands examines a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use of discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects.
The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked like.