New Mexico Museum Of Natural History And Science

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

V.26 No.6 | 02/09/2017

Event Horizon

Epicenter to Now

Friday, Feb 17: The Sun, the Moon and Chaco Canyon

Anna Sofaer and Rob Weiner discuss new evidence of the historical desert landscape that inspired Mesoamericans' remarkable cosmographic expressions of monumental architecture and roads.
V.26 No.5 | 02/02/2017

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Why For?

Sunday, Feb 5: Family Science Workshops: What is a Scientist?

Families explore how people operate as scientists every day by noticing things, asking questions, gathering information, testing and problem solving.
V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016

Event Horizon

Second Star to the Right

Wednesday, Dec 7: Stargazing Night

Peer through telescopes at the dark winter sky. Learn about stars, constellations and other night sky objects with astronomers from the Albuquerque Astronomical Society.
V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015

Event Horizon

What's Up? The Moon.

Monday, Dec 21: Lunar Monday

Join members of The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and study the moon in the museum's observatory.
V.24 No.40 | 10/01/2015

Event Horizon

Red Planet Rising

Thursday, Oct 8: Mars Fiesta

Revel in everything about Mars.
V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015

Reel World

Cowboy country

Get your films in for the Women in Film Fiesta, see Hi-Lo Country at Reel New Mexico, catch the dirty documentary Symphony of Soil at Natural History.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014

Get small

Museum of Natural History gets Tiny Giants 3D, Friends of Film teaches the art of interviewing, and KNME sneaks “Downton Abbey.”
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Alibi Picks

A Spooky Night at the Museum

Featuring planetarium shows, live music by Soul Kitchen, a cash bar, night sky viewing from the observatory, cocktails and more.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014

Reel World

Who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters gets a 30th anniversary re-release, White Sands International Film Festival gets underway, Lobo Anime Club meets at UNM.
V.23 No.27 |
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Alibi Picks

Wait For That Light to Shine: Laser Mania!

It's no secret music is an audible experience. The instruments strumming, banging and wailing along with each other, creating a wall of sound that is trance-inducing and magical. But if you head to Laser Mania at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW), you can experience music in a visual context, with laser lights choreographed to accompany the music of such noted groups as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Pink Floyd. I'm opting for that last one. Can you imagine “Comfortably Numb” by laser light? I'm sure that's the way it's meant it to be heard.

The colorful celebration starts tomorrow and Saturday, July 12, at 7pm both nights. To hear some Zeppelin and Beatles tunes with the presence of harmonic hues, attend on Friday. But Saturday is all about Pink Floyd's otherworldly notes as “colors poetically express each timeless track.” Tickets for these shows are $6 for adults and $5 for museum members and seniors. Oh, and there are also some family Laser Mania shows not set to rock music. Those will be going from July 12-17. Check for details. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science • Fri Jul 11 • 7pm • $5-$6 • View on Alibi calendar

V.23 No.2 | 1/9/2014

Reel World

Big screen gets small

Unseen mysteries, angelic cinema and más—a look at the best cinematic happenings around New Mexico.
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V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012

Alibi Picks

Remember the Titans

Unless it's sacrilege to leave the house during the Super Bowl, your family can explore the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW) and its offsite educational facility, the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (60 Columbine, Cedar Crest), without paying a cent this weekend. That's because the first Sunday of the month is always free for state residents. The brand-new <I>Dinosaur Century </I>exhibition at the Natural History Museum chronicles 100 years of fossil discovery in New Mexico, or stop by the Sandia Mountain center for a 10 a.m. lecture on dinosaurs that lived in the Land of Enchantment. Visit for more information.

V.20 No.42 | 10/20/2011
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Brain Food

Two museums offer more than eye candy

The next time you’re scheduling lunch or an event for a few hundred, you might consider Old Town. The area usually escapes my attention because I first think: museums, parking, entry fees and finding the place—complicated, right? Wrong.

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