For over 40 years, the Albuquerque Museum has been a rich voice of culture in the Southwest, with highlighted art, history, and cultural exhibits, both local and global. It transitions with ease from exhibitions on local history and art to exhibitions from major institutions worldwide. The Museum's regional art collection focuses on the American Southwest, and its history and photo archive collections primarily relate to Albuquerque's life and culture.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is just a short walk from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. The museum is home to a wide array of interactive and educational displays, visiting collections, a planetarium, Dynomax, an IMAX theater, and permanent exhibits.
This hands-on science and technology museum takes visitors on a journey of discovery through interactive experiences in science, technology, nature, and art. ¡Explora! Features 250 exhibits organized under themes such as water, light and color, shapes of sounds, moving air, and creative art. Exhibits encourage thoughtful activity by visitors of all ages from across the globe. The museum has a reputation as one of the most innovative and successful science centers in the country.
See the largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes in the world. Learn more about rattlesnakes, purchase unique memorabilia and leave with a new appreciation for these amazing creatures and other conservation animals.
Uncover the mystery of turquoise, New Mexico's state gemstone, at this unique museum dedicated to turquoise and its history, different mines and specimens from around the world, and stories of colorful characters.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center promotes the advancement of Hispanic arts and culture. Its campus houses an art museum, a museum store, a torreon, two theaters, educational programs, special events, a research library, genealogy resources and many special programs. Torreon tours take place Thursdays and Fridays at 11am; see the fresco that depicts more than 3,000 years of Hispanic history.
The Tinkertown Museum is part collection of miniature wooden scenes, part gallery of the odd and unusual, and part adventure. The exhibits were created over a 40 year period, in what started as a hobby. The miniature wood-carved figures are often animated, and the detailed scenes depict weddings, western towns, circuses and more.
The museum provides insight into the atomic age, from its early research through today's uses of nuclear power. There are permanent as well as changing exhibits. Visitors can also explore an outdoor field of planes and rockets. Find out about nuclear science, from its pioneers to its current uses.
The Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum features real hot air balloons, balloon baskets, information on the history of ballooning, as well as facts and information on the balloons themselves. Find out what the Albuquerque Box is all about, and take a ride in a virtual hot air balloon. The museum is hands-on, interactive and overlooks the Balloon Fiesta Park.
The ABQ BioPark features a Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach (fishing lakes). The mutli-venue facility collaborates by connecting people, plants, and animals together.