New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Type: Active, Adventure, Children's Museums, Family Friendly, History Museums, IMAX Theaters, Museums, Planetarium / Observatory, Science Museums
If you like to time travel, visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain Road NW, 505-841-2800). The newly updated museum boasts a new permanent Start Up! Albuquerque and... Read More
If you like to time travel, visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain Road NW, 505-841-2800). The newly updated museum boasts a new permanent Start Up! Albuquerque and the Personal Computer Revolution. Albuquerque was where the first personal computer, the Altair 8800, was made and sold. This attracted a young Bill Gates and Paul Allen to Albuquerque, who worked here before moving to Seattle and starting a little company called Microsoft. Of course, the museum goes from bytes to bones and features all aspects of New Mexico's natural history, including colossal skeletons of dinosaurs that roamed here.
1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
- Daily 9am-5pm
- Admission For Each Museum Adult (13-59) $7; Senior (60+) $6; Child (3-12) $4
- Best Attractions & Activities: "See what's playing in the IMAX theater. Kids will love the nature center."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: From the dinosaurs that once roamed New Mexico to Albuquerque's role in the development of the computer age, this museum will fascinate all members of the family.