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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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jbushman2017 wrote a review Oct 2020
Fresno, California386 contributions203 helpful votes
Wonderful museum. It is not huge like you might find in the major cities of the U.S. (Chicago, Philly, etc) but it does a wonderful job directing you through its primary exhibit that chronicles the natural history of the immediate area of New Mexico. This history dwells a lot on the Dinosaur period and presents some wonderful displays sure to appeal to any child. My wife and I are older adults and she does not normally like Natural History museums but she thought everything was laid out well. Make sure you visit the museum in the order it directs. You start with the big-bang and the exhibit ends with the first settlements in the area. Keep in mind that tickets need to be purchased online. The museum may re-close due to Covid so check the website. Lastly, there is no food onsite.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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dustythoughts wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, Connecticut1 109 contributions481 helpful votes
I absolutely love natural history museums, and this museum is a lovely, informative museum. It's not as overwhelming as the Smithsonian or the AMNH in NYC, but it's still full of wonderful exhibits, like the Emergence Exhibit (on how life on Earth emerged), the dinosaurs, and the planetarium. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, and the museum is absolutely kid-friendly, with plenty of kids' programs. I was able to come here just before it closed temporarily, and am so glad I had the time to do so.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ReadyToTravel1977 wrote a review Feb 2020
Durango, Colorado4 contributions2 helpful votes
Enjoyed the Dynamax movie, the planetarium (an on-site temporary one while theirs is being renovated), and exhibits of minerals and fossils very much. The young astronomer who did the planetarium show was engaging and informative. This was my second trip there, and I'll definitely return to this museum.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LegalEaglet wrote a review Feb 2020
Aiken, South Carolina38 contributions
Wow! This museum has wonderful exhibits and has a really well thought out design so that you travel through time as you walk through. The fossils are magnificent. I really had a great time exploring.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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laurajb321 wrote a review Feb 2020
Santa Rosa, California13 contributions2 helpful votes
We love this museum and especially the 3-D I-Max movies. This time there was an incredible exhibit of sculptures made out of discarded plastic.Don't miss the dinosaur show on the 1/2 hour and the hour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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