Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Rio
Grande Zoological Park)
2601 Central NW (Aquarium & Garden)
903 10th St. SW (Zoo)
The Aquarium features a coral reef, moray eel -tunnel and 285,000 gallon
shark tank. Walled Spanish and English gardens and glass conservatories
show-case desert and Mediterranean plants at the Botanic Garden. The 60-acre
zoo is home to 1,200 animals representing 260 species.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History
180l Mountain Road NW
Offers hands-on displays, walk-through volcanoes and ice age cave,
dinosaur dioramas, giant-screen Dynamax Theater.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Explores the 19 New Mexico Pueblo Indian tribes and their culture.
Hands-on activities at Pueblo House Children’s Museum.
National Atomic Museum
Kirtland Air Force Base
Atomic bombers and missiles mix with displays on the development of
2000 Mountain Road NW
Features Four centuries: A history of Albuquerque permanent exhibit;
the sculpture garden containing 32 large works; and rotating exhibits highlighting
the region’s traditional and modern art.
EXPLORA Science Center & Albuquerque
800 Rio Grande NW
243-7255 (242-4600/Recorded information)
Discovery encouraged via a giant weaving loom, rubbing tables, bubble-making
equipment, giant kaleidoscope and hands-on computer equipment.
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
University and Grand NE
277-4405 One of the leading anthropological research centers in the
U.S.; permanent exhibit Ancestors & People of the Southwest presents
the development of humans over 4 million years.
UNM Campus/Northrop Hall
One-time space debris, along with the world’s second-largest stone
meteorite - the one-ton Norton Country - are on display.
UNM North Campus/Yale NE
The premier place in the city for state of the art star-gazing activities.