For Immediate Release: August 20, 2018 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Following enormous popularity and public support for the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition, held-over at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) through Wednesday, August 29, the Museum will offer four pay-what-you-can days to exhibits and planetarium shows Thursday through Sunday, August 30, 31, September 1 and 2- the normal free Sunday for New Mexico residents. The DynaTheater will also be offering special discounted admission.
“We have all been immensely gratified to be able to bring the genius of da Vinci to so many New Mexicans during this exhibition – it’s the most people we’ve had in the museum since it opened 30 years ago,” said Margie Marino, Director of the NMMNHS. “Da Vinci closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, and immediately we begin packing it up and shipping it on to the next stop. The museum will be rather noisy and chaotic those days while we dissemble the 10,000 square-foot-plus exhibition, there will be empty spaces, and a lot of noise. We thought this would be an opportunity to let people come and enjoy the facility and donate what they can for these days.”
From Thursday August 30 through Sunday September 2, contribute a donation to see all of the museum’s permanent exhibitions and one planetarium show. The DynaTheater will offer a special rate of $5 per person for all shows.
Beginning Labor Day, Monday, September 3, the Museum will return to regular museum admission pricing, with a new cost-saving ticketing option: a combination ticket for admission to both the Museum and the Planetarium. Currently the pricing structure for adults is $8 admission for the Museum and $7 for the Planetarium. Patrons will now be able to experience both for a combination $10 ticket for adults, $9 for seniors, and $7 for children. That will allow visitors to see any one of the five planetarium shows offered each day.