(July 31, 2015)—Albuquerque—Sometimes you don’t wan’t to do the ordinary and just want to have a relaxing evening, minus an expensive dinner or a night at the movies. Or maybe you just want to get the kids out of the house, without spending a million bucks. No need to look further, because there are a bunch of different things that you can do to enjoy yourself, even if you’re on a budget.
If you’re like me, then you really like to go to museums, art galleries and such. If you’re into doing something a little different, maybe a little mundane for the tourist, and maybe a little more interesting for the locals, here are 10 awesome museums for the entire family, that are right here in Albuquerque.
All-ages science, tech & art museum with over 250 exploratory exhibits & separate toddler area.
“Adults and kids all had fun here.”
“Definitely a great value, considering you can spend most of the day here.”
“…museum with a good guide this could cover topics up to high school physics.”
2.) Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
Local history museum featuring maps, photos & crafts depicting the history of Albuquerque.
“Love the traveling exhibits, and the pricing structure for students.”
“Since the renovation, it’s 1 of the most beautiful places in albuquerque.”
“…The Albuquerque Museum Of Art & History is…”
3.) New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Expansive museum featuring stones & gems, dinosaur skeletons & a time travel simulation ride.
“Enjoyed the Titanic exhibit.”
“The gift shop is excellent.”
“The prices were very affordable for a city museum.”
4.) National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Compact educational spot featuring exhibits chronicling the development of nuclear science.
“The exhibits contain lots of original scientific equipment and photographs.”
“Two broken arrows on display was cool too.”“Was disappointed in the gift shop but the museum made up for it very cool.”
5.) Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
6.) American International Rattlesnake Museum
Opened: May 5, 1990
Unique educational spot featuring exhibits & films dedicated to rattlesnakes around the world.
7.) Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, located in Albuquerque, is owned and operated by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico and dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian Culture, History and Art.Wikipedia
Expansive museum featuring pottery, arts & crafts, jewelry & more from local Native American tribes.“Very interesting.”“I walked into the smoke shop with my alternative lifestyle sister.”
“Their party on the patio events with horno baked pizza and live music are awesome”
8.) Unser Racing Museum
Unser family race cars from notable races, along with go-karts, motorcycles & historical videos.“Loved the racing cars and history.”“Great museum.”
“There are Indy cars, Pikes Peak cars, Pace Cars and personal car collections.”
9.) Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
The University of New Mexico’s global heritage collections, with an emphasis on the Southwest.
10.) New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum
Museum devoted to the history of the Holocaust & the Armenian, Greek & Native American genocides.