New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science reopens on Mondays as of February 7, 2022

February 01, 2022

Anne Wrinkle

Albuquerque, NM – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is pleased to announce that it will be open on Mondays beginning February 7, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays.

Visitors to the Old Town-area museum can check out two special exhibitions: Dogs! A Science Tail, a highly interactive, family-friendly dive into the remarkably successful relationship between man and canine, and Mars: Science and Culture, presenting unforgettable images taken by exploration spacecraft during the development of our understanding about the Red Planet.  

To accompany Dogs! A Science Tail exhibit, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will feature the highly-anticipated documentary film Superpower Dogs, narrated by Chris Evans, taking audiences on an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. Superpower Dogs in IMAX® 3D will open at the Verus Research DynaTheater on February 5 to coincide with the opening of the exhibit. Operated and supported by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, the DynaTheater will screen Into America’s Wild at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.; Dinosaurs of Antartica at noon and 2 p.m. and Superpower Dogs at 4 p.m. Learn more about the films at 

The museum’s recently-renovated planetarium is offering a new schedule of shows as follows: 11 a.m. – Earth, Moon & Sun; 12 p.m. – Incoming!; 2 p.m. – Enchanted Skies; 3 p.m. – Life: A Cosmic Story; 4 p.m. – Perfect Little Planet. Please visit the planetarium’s page on the museum’s website to learn more about the programs and to view trailers of the movies at  

The cost of general museum admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 60 and older, $7 for youth ages 13-17, and $5 for children ages 3-12, while admission is free for children 2 and younger. New Mexico foster families are always admitted free.   

Tickets for the DynaTheater or planetarium only are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for children, and free for ages 2 and younger. Combination tickets are also available for purchase at the museum. Foundation members receive a 30% discount on DynaTheater and planetarium tickets, which must be purchased at the admissions desk.  

For visitors who are only seeing the museum’s exhibits, purchasing tickets online at is strongly encouraged to facilitate an efficient entrance into the museum and minimize face-to-face contact. All visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear face coverings while inside the museum.    

A staff member will open the doors 5 minutes before each show. Please have your tickets ready. The doors close when the film begins. There is NO late seating. 


About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and 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.  

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