FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2018
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Albuquerque, NM) – In anticipation of the February 10 opening of a blockbuster exhibition about Leonardo da Vinci, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is offering enjoyable family activities to introduce visitors to this well-known Renaissance artist, inventor, engineer, scientist, naturalist, and life-long learner. This orientation to the topics that will be covered in the upcoming exhibition will give each family member an opportunity to discover their own muse and interests through the eyes of one of the greatest minds of the last five hundred years.
The evening will include hands-on activities, as well as information regarding future programs and the exhibition itself, tips for visiting the exhibition with different ages, and sources for more study and reading so that families will get the most out of their visiting experience.
Also during the $5 First Friday event on February 2, find out how to save half-off admission to the upcoming Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition admission with a museum membership. This world-class, traveling exhibition opens on February 10 and runs through July 29, 2018.
Each First Friday, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is open in the evening and focuses on a topic in science. $5 museum admission includes access to all of the museum’s permanent exhibits.
The DynaTheater will be showing its newest film, Humpback Whales, for an additional $5 at 6:30 p.m. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.
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, and children (3-12) $5. Shows typically sell out in advance, so get your tickets early on brownpapertickets.com.
The Museum Observatory will be open to the night sky on February 2 from 6 – 8 p.m., weather permitting. The Nature Works store will be selling model humpback whales and other unique gifts from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on this First Friday. 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
About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org. Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and 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 exhibits, exhibitions, programs, and workshops in Earth Science, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience, Biology and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils, and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800. Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of Natural History and Science and other in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org. Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of Natural History and Science and other in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.