New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo
New Mexico’s Science Sites & Museums
Land of Enchantment? Try land of dinosaurs, space, UFOs, and overall, science.
In New Mexico, nerds can see what Richard Feynman was up to during WWII in Los Alamos, release their inner Ross Gellar amongst dinosaur exhibits in Tucumcari, and catch a peek at the elusive Area 51. Get out your PalmPilot, because here’s your itinerary:
When some think New Mexico, they think the mysteries behind Roswell and maybe that one – or 100 – X-Files episode. Get your questions answered at the International UFO Museum & Research Center – showcasing everything from abductions, crop circles, and government cover-ups to summer’s annual UFO Festival.
Slip into the Twilight Zone in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city and home to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Explore the nuclear through 13 permanent exhibits – including Little Al's Lab for you Einstein fans.
Home to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Bradbury Science Museum is set in downtown Los Alamos in northern New Mexico. Cool it sci-fi dweebs, the museum was named for physicist Norris E. Bradbury, and exhibits the Manhattan Project, national nuclear defense, and Richard Feynman’s nanoscale science.
See why Carl Sagan said we’re made of stars at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Located in Alamogordo in southern New Mexico, the museum features the International Space Hall of Fame, the John P. Stapp Air & Space Park, and the Living and Working in Space exhibit.
OK you Crighton cronies, hop on Interstate 40 and head for Tucumcari – home to the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum & Natural Science Laboratory. Located on the campus of Mesalands Community College, the MDM features a 10,000-square-foot exhibit floor focusing on the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods – plus a pretty cool paleontology and geology laboratory.