New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Museum Holds Fossil Fiesta for Smithsonian Museum Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 05, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT
Andrea Jacquin
505-206-9144
andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

For Immediate Release: September 5, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is co-hosting a free Fossil Fiesta in Farmington on September 21st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the Farmington Public Library. The Fossil Fiesta will be held at the Farmington Public Library at 2101 Farmington Avenue. Fiesta activities include a virtual reality experience, Smithsonian developed activities using fossils to learn about the prehistoric past and a chance to meet paleontologists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

The free Fossil Fiesta will take place on Museum Day, September 21, at the Farmington Library. Each year Smithsonian Magazine celebrates Museum Day by offering free admission to visitors across the country to select Museums. Participants can get a free admission for two people by presenting a Museum Day ticket. Tickets are available at  www.smithosonianmag.com  Last year over 1.2 million visitors participated in Museum Day across the country.

The Museum will also host a second free Fossil Fiesta in Albuquerque on October 6th at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These free public events are made possible by a lineage grant from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. For more details about Fossil Fiesta visit  www.nmnaturalhistory.org

 

Image: Photo courtesy of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

 

Media Contact: Andrea Jacquin, andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us 505-206-9144

 

About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, through the generous support of donors.

Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater.

1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800.  Open seven days a week 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. , closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and other divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.

 


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