At the Museum

Museum Pricing

  Museum Admission Only Combo Ticket (Museum + Plus one show)
Adults (18-59) $8.00 Coming soon!
Seniors (60+) $7.00 Coming soon!
Youth (13-17) $7.00 Coming soon!
Children (3-12) $5.00 Coming soon!
Tot (2 & Under) Free Coming soon!


Verus Reserach Theater Show Times

Hidden Pacific 11am 1pm 3pm
Into America's Wild 12pm 2pm


Clayton Lake Dinosaur Tracksite Project

CNM students and faculty—in collaboration with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and the New Mexico State Parks Department—are helping to document, map, and model one of the largest dinosaur tracksites in the United States. Click here to explore the site.

Dr. Crumpler Joins Perseverance Mission

Those who follow the museum's programs know that Larry Crumpler was part of the Mars Opportunity rover mission and previewed discoveries from the Red Planet for visitors to our museum and website for almost 15 years. We have exciting news: Dr. Crumpler has just been selected as a scientist for the Mars Perseverance mission! After the new rover lands in February, 2021, you can expect to continue enjoying exclusive access to new discoveries! Read more by clicking here.

The Future of Science Museums

On September 25, the museum hosted a virtual summit on the future of natural history institutions as part of the museum's strategic planning process. Administrators from prominent institutions around the country made comments about their facility’s response to the pandemic and how that will influence programming from now on. Read some significant quotes in the information release linked here and watch the entire presentation.

Upcoming Events

September 27, 2021 - 4:00pm

The Perseverance rover just collected the first-ever samples from Mars which will be eventually sent to Earth for further study, and the Ingenuity helicopter is now an integral part of the team as it scouts ahead of the rover as they travel toward an ancient delta on Mars. Join Dr. Larry Crumpler for a look at doing field geology on Mars and this amazing and historic mission and all of its complexities.

October 16, 2021 - 5:00pm

Enjoy a stroll along the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center's trails and then learn all about the moon with telescopes and a live educational broadcast.