The Balloon Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that believes in the power of the Balloon Museum to inspire visitors to do amazing things. The Foundation hosts a variety of special events and unique community outreach activities throughout the year to nurture an appreciation of the history, science, and adventure of ballooning. We carry out our work in collaboration with the Balloon Museum to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect. It is our hope that by presenting and promoting the exhilarating sport of ballooning, the Foundation can help lift the Museum.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is open to the public, allowing up to 75 guests at one time. The museum will close at 3 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and it will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information about the museum’s re-opening to the public, please click here.
UNM ART MUSEUM
The University of New Mexico Art Museum is free, open to the public, and here to inspire. From housing the largest collection of art in New Mexico, to bringing cutting-edge contemporary artists to Albuquerque and offering workshops that invite everyone to create, we are dedicated to art and its power to ignite and connect us.
Over 250 interactive exhibits and activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math for the whole family.
Explora is not currently open to the public, per the Governor’s public health order. Phase One re-opening of Explora began with the return of Explora Summer Camps. We have camp offerings through the school year here. There is no date for Phase Two: re-opening for general admission, per the Governor’s public health order.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (MNHS) is proud to announce that one of the museum’s very own geologists was among 13 scientists recently selected by NASA to the science team of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission. The new mission scientists will perform scientific investigations as part of the team operating the Perseverance rover when it lands on February 18, 2021. Dr. Larry Crumples, a volcanology and space sciences researcher at the Museum was selected after a national and international search for science participants for the upcoming mission to the Red Planet.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) with the State of New Mexico. In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs has temporarily closed its museums and historic sites to the public until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
is the Gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.See cultural dances performed year-round in our courtyard. Learn about Pueblo culture from ancient times to the present in our museum and exhibition galleries. Dine at the Indian Pueblo Kitchen, an innovative teaching kitchen and restaurant centered around Indigenous cuisine education and exploration.Shop at the Indian Pueblo Store for traditional and contemporary jewelry, pottery, rugs, and more from award‐winning, internationally renowned artists as well as emerging talents.
The Unser Racing Museum
The Unser Racing Museum is a multi-dimensional museum experience utilizing modern technologies to educate and immerse the visitor in the exciting world of racing. Take a guided tour and learn about the Unser family history, then explore on your own, seeing and interacting with racing history as it happened. The museum spans the early days of racing from Pikes Peak and Indianapolis to the latest technology, including a racing simulator that puts you in the driver’s seat, and interactive kiosks for young and old to learn more about racing in a fun, educational environment.
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
The University of New Mexico and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology sit on and among the traditional homelands of multiple sovereign nations. We acknowledge the deep connections of the Pueblo, Diné, and Apache peoples to the land and the significant contributions of past, present, and future Indigenous peoples and communities to life and culture in the greater Southwest, the United States, and the world at large. In acknowledging these connections, we express our gratitude for the opportunity to live, work, and learn on this land. We honor our relationships with Indigenous peoples and commit to working towards reconciling injustices,
Albuquerque Museum is open to New Mexico residents only. Visit their website for admission and ticketing information.