New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Museum Offers Sensory Friendly Experience

July 25, 2019


For Immediate Release: July 25, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) --


(Albuquerque, New Mexico) –The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will offer a sensory friendly evening on August 15 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Visitors can get a close look at the new Bisti Beast without hearing the loud dinosaur roar. Bright flashing lights that are normally used in some of the museum’s exhibits will be turned off. The sound in “The Land of the Volcanoes” and “Origins” exhibits will also be turned off. The museum will show a sensory friendly documentary called Superpower Dogs in the Dyna Theater.

The film narrated by Chris Evans features life-saving dogs. Superpower Dogs follows a rookie puppy “Halo” who is training to find survivors with disaster response teams. It also features “Ricochet” a surfing therapy dog that helps people with special needs and veterans with PTSD. Other superpower dogs in the film include an avalanche rescue dog, a lifeguarding dog and a canine that helps endangered species.

The IMAX film will be shown in 2D with the theater lights dimmed. Assistance Dogs of the West will also be at the screening. Visitors can learn more about service dogs and matching dogs with people in need of help. Tickets are available at for $5.


Link to this release & image(s): Movie Trailer Courtesy of Imax and Cosmic Pictures



Superpower Dogs image courtesy of IMAX and Cosmic Picture Ltd.


Media Contact: Andrea Jacquin, 505-206-9144


About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science:

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.


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