The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Sciences’ monthly $5 First Friday on November 2, 2018 will be the Day of the Dead Dinosaurs. From 5:30 – 8 p.m., fun table activities will include pentaceratops masks, dinosaur coloring sheets, a fossil dig station, vote for your favorite dinosaur, and the dinosaur cart will be available.
Two temporary exhibitions referencing dinosaurs will be open. Back to Bones displays some of the most recent dinosaur and mammal fossils excavated in New Mexico. Picturing the Past shows artist’s concepts of what the ancient world may have looked like.
The whole museum is open late on the first Friday evening of each month. From 5:30 – 9 p.m., admission to the museum’s permanent exhibits is $5 per person, a $3 savings off the usual adult price.
The DynaTheater will be showing Volcanoes. This 3D movie explores the contribution of volcanoes to today’s great wildlife ecosystems and their impact on humans and the world we live in. During First Friday, admission to this program is $5 per person. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts one hour. The DynaTheater concession stand will be open before the showing and close when the video begins.
The planetarium will present Fractal Friday at the usual times of 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. with the normal admission of: Adults $10, Seniors $7 & Children (3-12) $5. Shows typically sell out in advance, so get your tickets early on the Fractal Foundation’s website: fractalfoundation.org
The observatory’s telescope will study the planets currently visible in the night sky from 7 – 9 p.m., weather permitting. The Nature Works store will be selling unique gifts from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The Hope Café will be open continuously from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day, so you can enjoy dinner while waiting for the museum to reopen (only the café entrance will be open from 5 – 5:30).