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Relaxed Nights

Tuesday Dec 10, 2019

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 841-2802
Website: Click to Visit






Kristen Hsueh

Phone: 505-841-2877
Website: Click to Visit

An evening for anyone overwhelmed by crowds, sounds or flashing lights.This month’s event features an indoor star party in the planetarium.


Relaxed Nights are evenings for anyone who might get overwhelmed by crowds, sounds, or flashing lights.  Or, for individuals who simply enjoy smaller crowds. 

 These sensory friendly evenings, 5:30-8pm, are for guests of all ages and will feature special, sensory friendly offerings in the museum.  Tickets are limited to keep these evenings relaxed

 This month’s Relaxed Nights will feature an indoor star party in our Planetarium.  Come by and check out the night sky in our domed theater and learn about what constellations and planets you can see in the night sky.

 Then, a truly unique experience..."walk on the Moon." The Museum is one of only a few places to have a giant moon map on loan from NASA. New Mexico has long been involved in studying the geology of the Moon (and using New Mexico's volcanoes as analogs to lunar volcanism). We are the first to have the NASA Moon Map after its appearance on the National Mall in Washington DC to celebrate the Apollo 11 Anniversary. 

Tickets are $5 per person.  Preregistration is required.  Go to for more details and to purchase advanced tickets

Tickets are limited to ensure smaller crowds and are available in advance online.




See also: Found Objects

Silent Night

Do you, or someone you know, love dinosaurs, astronomy and natural history, but loathe flashing lights, big crowds and yelling children? Then consider the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s (1801 Mountain Rd. NW) Relaxed Nights at the Museum on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5:30pm to 8pm. The museum keeps the numbers of people and the volume low so that those with heightened sensitivity can relax and enjoy all the museum has to offer without getting overwhelmed. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance (a limited number are available, obviously) at for this all-ages, sensory-friendly event.

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