The Albuquerque Museum located in Old Town is home to the largest collection
of Spanish Colonial artifacts in the United States. The museum also
features local, national and international art work.
Across the street from the Albuquerque Museum is the New Mexico Museum
of Natural History. Greeted at the door by an 85 foot brontosaurus,
visitors enter to find a bubbling volcano, a frigid Ice Age cave, and
dinosaurs. Besides the many exhibits relating to prehistoric creatures,
is the exciting Dynamax Theater.
Not far from Old Town is the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, owned and
operated by the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico. There are individual
displays from each pueblo. The lower level is devoted to the history
of the American Indian, highlighted by paintings, sculpture, pottery,
Off Rio Grande Boulevard and Candelaria on the "bosque" is
the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. It is home to birds--year-round
and migratory, as well as other native wildlife.
The University Art Museum is located in the Fine Arts Building on the
University of New Mexico campus. It displays contemporary and historical
art and houses the state's largest collection of fine-art including
The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology is also on the University of New
Mexico campus. It has two permanent galleries (the "Ancestors"
exhibit and the "People of the Southwest").
The Albuquerque Children's Museum features hands-on fun for kids. Children
will be entertained with bubbles, puppet theater, dress-up area, science
demonstrations, workshops and more.
EXPLORA Science Center is a great place for kids to be educated about
science and technology with interactive, hands-on science exhibits and
live demonstrations about air pressure, fluids, sound, motion, lights,
electricity, health and the human body.
The National Atomic Museum, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, displays
panoramic time line of authentic atomic age weaponry and technologies.