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New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

New Mexico's Most Visited Museum

Seismosaurus and Saurophaganax in "Age of Super Giants" exhibition.

Just minutes away from Albuquerque’s lively Old Town Plaza, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science takes you on a journey to the stars and through New Mexico’s past, from the formation of the universe to the present. This interactive, high-tech museum features an active volcano, Ice Age cave, and dinosaurs galore, including the enormous skeletons and fossils from the popular, Tyrannosaurus rex and Seismosaurus.

The museum’s popular exhibition, Time Tracks: A Walk Through Time, includes the only Triassic hall in North America. The museum's Space Science wing includes a full-scale replica of the Mars Exploration Rover. 

The Planetarium, Powered by META and the Verus Research DynaTheater are exciting detours on journeys through the museum, which also includes a learning garden and the Natureworks Discovery Store.

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Take a look inside the museums and historic sites of New Mexico without leaving home. Join host Charlotte Jusinski, and a variety of guest curators, artists, and exhibitors in exploring the art and culture of the state in Encounter Culture, a new podcast from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

A photo featuring items representing the Protection: Adaptation and Resistance exhibition

Protection: Adaptation and Resistance

The traveling exhibition Protection: Adaptation and Resistance presents the work of more than 45 Alaska Native
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A photo featuring items representing the Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now exhibition

Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now

Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now sweeps across more than 500 years of history—from the state’s
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A photo featuring items representing the The Palace Seen and Unseen: A Convergence of History and Archaeology  exhibition

The Palace Seen and Unseen: A Convergence of History and Archaeology

Reflecting current archaeological and historical perspectives, Palace Seen and Unseen draws from historic documents,
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Here, Now and Always

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture invites you to visit its brand new permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always,
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