New Mexico Museum of Space History
Discover the Cradle of America’s Space Program
The cradle of America’s space program offers a museum that applauds our exploration of the heavens with a mix of high-tech entertainment and dramatic exhibits.
Many major breakthroughs in technology occurred in the Alamogordo area, and the museum offers a variety of exhibitions to showcase those milestones. Among them are the John P. Stapp Air and Space Park, with large displays of the Apollo program’s Little Joe II rocket; the Daisy Track exhibit, which includes a tribute to the Delta Clipper Experimental; and the Clyde W. Tombaugh Theater and Planetarium, featuring a giant dome-screen and state-of-the-art surround sound to fully immerse the audience.
The museum, a premier tourist destination welcoming more than 100,000 visitors each year, is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the designated repository / archive for New Mexico’s Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built spaceport.
Now on exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Space History
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Featured DCA Exhibitions
The first artwork ever to be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum belonged to Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt. Fifteen years after he graciously loaned some of his lithographs for a temporary exhibit, Shufelt and his wife, Julie, donated his collection to the museum for a long-term exhibition.
This exhibit explores the amazing history of humans keeping honey bees for food and other bee products and the critical role bees play in pollinating about a third of the plants we ultimately consume as our food.
The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked like.
During 2007 and 2008, flying at alarmingly low altitudes and slow speeds,photographer Adriel Heisey leaned out the door of his light plane, and holding his camera with both hands, re-photographed some of the Southwest’s most significant archaeological sites that Charles Lindbergh and his new bride Anne photographed in 1929.