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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

New Mexico CulturePass

Your ticket to 15 exceptional Museums and Historic Sites. From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs—our museums and monuments celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day.
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Featured DCA Exhibitions

Alcoves 16/17

Alcoves 16/17 is a series of seven rotations over the course of a year which will include thirty-five artists in total from across New Mexico. Each rotation will include five artists who will show for seven weeks,
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What's the Buzz? Why Honey Bees Matter

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.
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Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art

Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art.
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Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time

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.
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