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April 16, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The topic for this month’s New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) $5 First Friday on May 3rd addresses the dangers of drugs and the cost to our community.
Each first Friday evening of the month, the museum is open 5:30 – 9 p.m. with a special admission rate of $5 per person for the museum, which usually includes special displays on a topic in science.
In conjunction with the museum’s exhibit Drugs: Costs and Consequences, this First Friday event will focus on the dangers of drugs and its impact on society. Representatives from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Albuquerque Police Department and other law enforcement officials will be on hand to answer questions. The goal is to educate the public about the consequences of drugs as well as drug prevention and treatment.
The DynaTheater will be showing “Superpower Dogs” for an additional $5 at 6:30 p.m. The film shows the bravery and life-saving powers of some of the world’s most incredible dogs. Journey around the world to meet the amazing dogs who save the lives of their human partners and share their unique bond. 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, and children (3-12) $5. Shows typically sell out in advance, so get your tickets early at fractalfoundation.org.
The museum observatory will be open to viewing objects in the night sky from weather permitting. The Nature Works store will be selling 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 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
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.