The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.
Visit the Gordodon fossil exhibit: Gordodon is a new, sail-backed reptile based on an incomplete skeleton found in Permian age (about 300 million years old) rocks near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The unique structure of the skull, jaws and teeth of Gordodon indicate it was a surprisingly specialized plant eater (herbivore). Previously, such specialized plant eating was not known in reptiles older than about 200 million years. So, Gordodon rewrites the books by pushing back our understanding of the evolution of such specialized herbivory by about 100 million years.
There’s always something new at the New Mexico Natural History Museum! We offer regularly changing exhibitions from across the country and around the world, plus unique displays developed right here in New Mexico. Our permanent exhibits offer a rich variety of things to see and do. Meet dinosaurs, see a Mars Rover replica and a moon rock, and discover New Mexico’s wildlife.
The Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is an amazing theater that blends art, science, and fun! Our 55′ Sky-Skan Definiti, full-dome theater features educational and entertaining multimedia presentations on astronomy and space science. Whether it’s learning about the constellations in our night sky tonight, flying to the planets in our solar system, or watching mind-bending fractal zooms, the Planetarium will be an experience that you and your family will not soon forget!
There’s so much to see and discover at the New Mexico Natural History Museum… we hope to see you soon!
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