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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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Space, final frontier

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... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 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 4 April 2017

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 1 April 2017 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 1 April 2017

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 1 April 2017

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 31 March 2017

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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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We have been to many NASA museum's and facilities, so I wasn't expecting much in New Mexico. I was wrong. This is a great museum that is affiliated with the Smithsonian. The exhibits were fun and informative and we really enjoyed out time there.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 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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Reviewed 20 March 2017

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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Reviewed 18 March 2017 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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