Albuquerque Museum Directory

An alphabetical list with short descriptions and links

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Albuquerque Biological Park remote site

Tel: 505-768-2000

Albuquerque Aquarium: Our aquarium in the desert introduces you to rarely seen aquatic species and habitats as the Aquarium story line follows a drop of water downriver from the headwaters of the Rio Grande to the Gulf of Mexico 1,185 miles away. Major exhibits feature the Gulf Coast with esturaine species and authentic shrimp boat, an artificial coral reef teeming with life, the exciting walk-through moray eel tunnel, a combined ray and shorebird exhibit, and our spectacular 285,000 gallon shark tank. A stop at the San Esteban restaurant and the Aquarium gift shop will satisfy shopping and dining needs. Open every day of the week, 9am-5pm. Extended hours Saturdays and Sundays in summer: 9am-6pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days. 2601 Central Ave NW, Albq, NM. Admission includes Botanic Garden adjacent: adults $7, children(3-12)/seniors(65+) $3. Combo admission including Rio Grande Zoo: adults $12; children/seniors $5. Click for the Albuquerque Biological Park events calendar Calendar

Rio Grande Botanic Garden: Located just across the plaza from the Aquarium, the Rio Grande Botanic Garden offers a pleasant alternative to that hectic day of sightseeing. Visitors tour formal walled gardens that illustrate traditional Spanish-Moorish and English landscape design in tile, ironwork, plantings and water features. Contemporary glass conservatories showcase plants of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts of North America in one wing and plants from the world's Mediterranean climates in the other. The garden's gift shop stocks disposable cameras, film and botanical goods. Open every day of the week, 9am-5pm. Extended hours Saturdays and Sundays in summer: 9am-6pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days. 2601 Central Ave NW, Albq, NM. Admission includes Aquarium adjacent: adults $7, children/seniors $3. Combo admission including Rio Grande Zoo: adults $12; children/seniors $5. Click for the Rio Grande Botanic Garden events calendar Calendar

Rio Grande Zoo: Founded in 1927, the 64-acre Rio Grande Zoo offers visitors close encounters with more than 250 species of exotic and native animals. Popular species include seals and sea lions, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, elephants, polar bears, giraffes, hippos, camels, tamarins, koalas, Mexican wolves, mountain lions, monkeys, jaguars, zebras and rhinoceros. State-of-the-art exhibit design and eye-pleasing landscaping enhance zoo animal husbandry by creating naturalistic habitats with trees, grasses, water features and rockwork. Open every day of the week, 9am-5pm. Extended hours Saturdays and Sundays in summer: 9am-6pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days. 903 10th Street SW. Adults $7, children/seniors $3. Combo admission including Aquarium and Botanic Garden: adults $12; children/seniors $5. Click for the Rio Grande Zoo events calendar Calendar

Tingley Beach: The newly renovated Tingley Beach features three fishing ponds stocked with rainbow trout, a cafe, gift shop and a train station for the Rio Line that makes a loop to the Albuquerque Zoo and Albuquerque Aquarium/Rio Grande Botanic Garden. A model boat pond will be completed soon. Contructed wetlands to the west in the cottonwood bosque are the site for many education programs, including Twilight Bosque Tours in the summer. Open year-round from sunrise to sunset and is free to the public. On Tingley Drive, south of Central Avenue just before the Central Bridge.

The Albuquerque Museum remote site

2000 Mountain Rd NW, Old Town, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Tel: 505-242-4600, 505-243-7255

The art and history of New Mexico: painting, sculpture, artifacts. Children's and adult workshops. Traveling exhibits from the world over. Sculpture garden. Tue-Sun 9-5. Closed Mon and holidays. Museum admission: $4 Adults ($1 discount for adult New Mexico residents with valid ID), $2 Seniors (65+), $1 Children 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. Every Sunday before 1pm and all day the first Wednesday of each month there is no charge for general admission (special exhibitions may have a charge). Attractive Gallery Store and Cafe. Click for The Albuquerque Museum exhibition calendar Calendar

American International Rattlesnake Museum remote

202 San Felipe NW, Old Town, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Tel: 505-242-6569

This animal conservation museum uses artifacts, memorabilia and the world's largest collection of different live rattlesnake species on public display to reveal the hundreds of ways that rattlesnakes and other "less desirable" animals have influenced our lives. Species from North, Central and South America are presented in beautifully recreated habitats. Myths are explored, phobias cured and mysteries revealed at this must-see SW museum. Adults $3.50; seniors, military and students $3; kids $2.50.

The Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum remote site

9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM
Tel: 505-880-0500

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is the world's premiere facility dedicated to the art, culture, science, history, sport and spectacle of ballooning. It features one of the finest collections of ballooning equipment and memorabilia in the world. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm; Closed on Mondays and city holidays. Admission: Adults $4; NM Residents $3; Seniors (65+) $2; Children 4-12 $1; under 3 free

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Corrales, NM
Tel: 505-898-3915

Restored Spanish Colonial Historic rancho dating from the 1870's. Acquired by the Albuquerque Museum in 1997. It is filled with a collection of original New Mexico furnishings: textiles, furniture, domestic items, and agricultural implements. Tours Wed-Fri at 9:30am and 1:30pm; Sun at 2pm. Admission: Adults $4, Seniors (65+) $3, Children (12 & under) $2. Reservations are not required; however parties of 10 or more are asked to call ahead.

Explora! remote site

1701 Mountain Road NW, Albq, NM 87104
Tel: 505-224-8300

Explora welcomes people of all ages to engage in exhibit activities in science, technology and art. Explora is a new kind of learning place, providing real experiences with real things that put people's learning in their own hands. There are more than 250 exhibit activities, over 200 educational programs and there's always something new at Explora. Shop at Ideas, the Store which is filled with gizmos, whirly-gigs, puzzles, books, gifts and great stuff. Enjoy live plays in the Explora Theater and enjoy special events throughout the year.

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sundays, 12 noon-6pm. Closed: January 1, July 4, the week following Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. Admission: Adults $8, Children (ages 1-11) $4, Seniors $5 and Explora members free. Reservations needed for groups and tours. Wheelchair accessible, picnic area available, restaurants and cafes within walking distance.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center remote site

One block north of Interstate 40
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Tel: 505-843-7270

Exhibits on the history and culture of New Mexico's 19 Indian Pueblos. Permanent and changing exhibits. Traditional dances and craft demonstrations every weekend. Native American restaurant. Ten thousand square feet of gift shops, featuring authentic Indian handmade items, curio shop, smoke shop, Pueblo sweet candy shop. Facility rentals available. Daily 9-5:30. Admission: Adults $8.40; seniors and military $6.40; NM residents $6.40; students $5.40; under 5 free. Click for the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center events calendar Calendar

Museum of Turquoise

2107 Central NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Tel: 505-247-8650

Spectacular exhibit of one-of-a-kind show pieces. 60 mines, 4 continents, 6 countries; enter thru the mine tunnel. See turquoise formed in the rock, learn fascinating history and myths about turquoise and the SW Indian. Gift shop. Open Mon-Fri 9:30-5pm, Saturday 9:30-4pm; Adults $4, Students/Seniors $3.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History remote site

601 Eubank Blvd SE
Tel: 505-245-2137

The mission of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & Hostiry is to serve as America's resource for nuclear history and science. The Museum presents exhibits and quality educational programs that convey the diversity of individuals and events that shape the historical and technical context of the nuclear age. Open daily 9am-5pm (closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas). Admission: Adults $8; Seniors (60+) $7; Veterans $7; Youth (6-17) $7; 5 and under free. Active military (and dependents) $6 Click for the National Nuclear Museum events calendar Calendar

National Hispanic Cultural Center remote site

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tel: 505-246-2261

The Center presents Hispanic arts and humanities in many forms. Visual arts, drama, traditional and contemporary music, dance, literary arts, library research, and genealogy are among the many program activities starting at the Center. The Center also will offer an gift shop and restaurant. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Museum admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors, children 16 and under free. Click for the National Hispanic Cultural Center events calendar Calendar

Petroglyph National Monument remote

6900 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Tel: 505-899-0205

Petroglyph National Monument stretches 17 miles along Albuquerque's West Mesa, a volcanic basalt escarpment that dominates the city’s western horizon. Authorized June 27, 1990, the 7,236 acre monument is cooperatively managed by the National Park Service and the City of Albuquerque. See the Collector's Guide article about Petroglyph National Monument pic.

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park remote site

2901 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Tel: 505-344-7240

Located on the east bank of the Rio Grande, the visitor center houses exhibits on the ecology, geology and history of the Rio Grande Valley. Nature trails. Gates open daily 8-5; Visitors' Center open daily 10-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission: $3 per vehicle; $15 per bus.

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1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tel: 505-848-1320

Unique gathering place, located near downtown. Home of a performing arts theatre, art gallery, multipurpose space and a branch library that offers adult literacy, a video collection, tutoring and other programs. Click for the South Broadway Cultural Center events calendar Calendar

Tamarind Institute remote site

2500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Tel: 505-277-3901

Internationally recognized center for training, research and publishing in the field of fine art lithography. Professional artists create fine original lithographs at Tamarind,where all printing is done by hand from stones and metal plates drawn by the artist. Gallery of lithographs is open Mon-Fri, 9-5 and by appt. Public tours and workshop demonstrations: first Friday of every month at 1:30pm--call for reservations. Changing exhibits of prints by artists-in-residence. Click for the Tamarind Institute exhibition calendar Calendar

Tinkertown Museum remote site

PO Box 303, Sandia Park, NM 87047
Tel: 505-281-5233
Tel: 505-277-3901

The life work of Ross Ward, the Tinkertown Museum is one of New Mexico's most renowned folk art environments, including an animated miniature wood-carved western town and circus. On The Turquoise Trail, 1.5 miles west of Highway 14 on the Sandia Crest Road. Open daily 9 - 6 from Apr 1 - Nov 1. Adults $3; Children (4-16) $1; Geezers (62+) $2.50.

University of New Mexico Museums

The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology remote site University of New Mexico, holds over 10 million individual items in its archaeological, ethnological, archival, photo and skeletal collections. The collections come from all parts of the world, but have a Southwestern emphasis. The Maxwell is the only museum in the Southwest whose mission encompasses the entire history of mankind and culture around the world. Located on the University of New Mexico Campus at University and Martin Luther King. Please call 505-277-5963 for information concerning museum hours and exhibits. Click for the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology exhibition calendar Calendar

University Art Museum, UNM Art Museum houses the largest and most diverse collection of photography owned by any university museum in the US. Come explore three floors of changing exhibitions featuring nationally recognized artists as well as works from the museum's renowned permanent collection. The collection also includes prints and drawings, 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture, Spanish Colonial and Old Master artworks, as well as the Tamarind Institute Print Archive.

Additionally, the UNM Art Museum houses the Raymond Jonson Collection. This collection includes the largest collection of paintings from the late modernist painter Raymond Jonson, and the gallery features changing exhibitions of artworks by contemporary artists, Jonson, and the Transcendentalist painting group.

Speaker Series are presented in connection with the changing exhibitions, in addition to other related programming. Open Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat & Sun 1-4pm. 505-277-4001. Located near Central and Cornell NE, in the Center for the Arts building on the campus of UNM. Click for the University Art Museum exhibition calendar

Unser Racing Museum remote site

1776 Montano NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
Tel: 505-341-1776

A multi-dimensional museum experience utilizing modern technologies to educate and immerse the viewer into the exciting world of racing. Four generations of race cars; uniforms; Pike's Peak cars; antique cars; trophies; winning pace cars; original artwork. Open daily 10-4. Admission: Adults $7; Ages 7-12 $3; 6 and under free; Seniors (55 and over) $4. Group discounts available. Visit website remote for events calendar.

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LAST MODIFIED: October 11, 2017

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