Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
2000 Mountain Road NW, (505) 243-7255.
Admission charged. 3 & under are free.
View permanent displays of the city's history along with traveling art exhibits from around the world.
Explora! Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
2100 Louisiana NE.
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm. $4 13 and over, $2 children 2-12 and seniors. Visit
Explora, New Mexico's innovative, interactive learning center, features hands-on exhibits and other activities which encourage growth in knowledge of science, art, and the world's cultures. The museum welcomes visitors of all ages and is a popular destination for school groups and families alike.
Indian Pueblo Tours (Acoma and Jemez Pueblos) Jemez (HAY-mez) Pueblo.
One hour northwest of Albuquerque, amidst dramatic red rocks, lies the Pueblo Village of Walatowa (Native for Jemez).
7413 Hwy 4.
(505) 834-7235. Open daily 8-5.
A visitor center provides information about the pueblo and Jemez Mountain Trail attractions. There's a gift shop, a small museum and interpretive tours. Picnic, fish, enjoy the great outdoors, and sample food or crafts at roadside stands.
Located in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
1801 Mountain Rd NW.
LodeStar Information Hotline: (505) 841-5955.
Open daily 9-5
Travel through time and space at the new LodeStar Astronomy Center. Blast off to outer space in one of the world's most advanced digital theaters. Enjoy Lodestar's gallery of exhibits. Intercept a comet on a collision course with Earth inside the Virtual Voyages motion simulator. View the stars, planets, and other fascinating objects in the sky through a powerful telescope.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW (505) 841-2892.
Open daily 9-5,
Explore an ice cave, stand inside a "live" volcano or ride the "Evolator" back to the Age of Dinosaurs - the museum offers fun and interest for the entire family. Visit exhibits on zoology, botany, geology and paleontology. The museum also features Extreme Screen Dynatheater in exciting large-format films.
University of New Mexico
Bordered by Central Ave, Lomas Blvd, University Blvd and Girard Blvd.
Founded in 1889 and is the state's largest university with some 32,000 students. The campus comprises Pueblo Revival-style architecture and relaxing ponds and gardens; it is also host to a bevy of museums, including the Museum of Geology & Meteoritic, the Fine Arts Museum and Maxwell Museum of Anthropology