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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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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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Kids got to dress up like astronauts and climb in real ships

We spent about two hours at the space museum. A great place to spend the hot afternoons after visiting White Sands in the morning. Our 5 year old boy loved every minute of it. He... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kristie S
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a couple hours to fill while waiting to make an appointment and have always wanted to swing by the museum. I was early so the actual building was closed but there are plenty of outdoor exhibits which you can tour without the facility even being open. I thought that was a great touch on the part of the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about two hours at the space museum. A great place to spend the hot afternoons after visiting White Sands in the morning. Our 5 year old boy loved every minute of it. He loved all the hands on activities and pretend vibrating launch pad, dressing up like a astronaut and all the rockets. There is also an observatory... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're an astroNUT this is the place. Out side there are several displays to look at. Inside a nice gift shop. Pay your very reasonable fee, and take the elevator to the fourth floor. This place is packed with stuff. We took a casual stroll and were amazed at the quality of the displays. It is set up in... More 

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Greenfield, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend had told u to visit this place and so we did. Outside, several rockets, engines and test vehicles stand, with labels, waiting to be viewed and photographed. Inside, 4 floors of space paraphernalia, uniforms, rockets and rocket controls, moon rocks, and lots more educate the interested visitor. One wonderful item that most people seemed to overlook is an... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great IMAX movie, get times on line and arrange trip to Museum (in a different building with ticket office in Museum for both) great history with a small number of rockets (more at White Sands), but good coverage of manned flights.

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Plymouth, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good reminder of how hard 'conquering' space was. Don't forget to use your membership at a science center back home to get free admission.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum provides an excellent opportunity to spend a few hours learning about the history of rockets and space travel, and the critical role that New Mexico, especially the Tularosa Basin (within which Alamogordo lies), played in America's space program. Scientific, technological, historical, and political information to challenge adults, and hands-on activities for kids of all ages. The museum's setting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very interesting place! Lots of things to view both inside and out. Interesting exhibit of Star Trek and its evolution. Great for families...

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Alvin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a nice museum but it could use some updating. It appears they are beginning that process so I look forward to seeing the improvements. It is still worth the trip/money as is and is great for both space geeks (my husband) and those of us that know nothing about space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

What a fun place for children and adults. Lots of interactive things to do inside and out. Very educational. Great view.

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