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New Mexico Museum of Space History

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Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
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+1 877-333-6589
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
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This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome...

This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space Hall of Fame.

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Very nice museum

This is a wonderful museum and the views of the valley are great. This museum shows the progress of the space race. The exhibit's are laid out very well as well as all of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Arapaho
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really well arraigned amazing displays and very educational. The walk through tour starts on top floor so you are always walking down and not up. Beautiful views nice arrangement in a progression of historical timeline. Outside displays were nice and museum even had a Northrop Radioplane Drone on display which was built and probably tested by my father.

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Arapaho
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful museum and the views of the valley are great. This museum shows the progress of the space race. The exhibit's are laid out very well as well as all of the photos of the men who were a part of the space program.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I highly recommend visiting New Mexico Museum of Space History while in Alamogordo. There is so much to see, read and learn here. A very exciting place!

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Mobile, AL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I went to the NM Museum of Space History was last year with my child's school class. We went to the IMAX first and then up to the museum. We had a guide who was very informative, but even without a guide, everything is so well labeled that a person could learn a lot even on their... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Those who want to learn about history of space travel, this is the place. Great exhibits inside and out. Nice Star Trek exhibit. IMAX not so great, it is more a planetarium show, which was good. Recommend!

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids really enjoyed both the outside exhibits as well as reading up on everything inside (as well as trying on the astronaut outfits).

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This state museum has a great location in a nice building with incredible views of the valley. However, we had higher expectations for the displays.

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Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit started off great. A top notch set of rocket-things to view in the outdoor park. Really cool elevators that take you to the top of the building. And some really great stories about space research in New Mexico. And then you start reading the same stories over and over and over as you go through the museum --... More 

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to better museums but non that try so hard. They also have movies played on huge screen don't miss at least one of them.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Models of experimental and standard spacecraft (this is not the White Sands missile museum). Anyway, we remembered many of the display descriptions like the Apollo and Mercury missions, the early astronauts, etc. I thought there was entirely too much space and recognition given to Star Trek history. In my opinion, Star Trek.is not much better than Lost in Space, and... More 

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