During the government shutdown, the museum is offering furloughed employees and their immediate families free admission into the museum. Upon arrival to the museum, please tell the admission desk you are a furloughed employee, and you and your family will be granted free access to the museum.
Open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (We are open until 7:00 pm on the last Thursday of each month. Regular admission applies.)
Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
The Museum will close early at 3:00 pm on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Adults 18-59 - $14
Seniors 60+ - $12
Youth 6-17 - $10
Children 5 and under - Free
Veterans - $8
Active Military (and dependents) - $7
Group Tours – For more information
*A valid photo ID with a resident address is required for New Mexico resident admission prices. Please call (505) 245-2137, ext. 106, for details.
Museum Store: (505) 245-2137, ext. 106
Administrative Offices: (505) 245-2137, ext. 103
Group Tours: (505) 245-2137, ext. 122
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