Membership Matters
August & September
Museum & Foundation Highlights
TyRUNnosaurus 5K and Family Walk - September 18
Join us for the 3rd Annual TyRUNnosaurus 5K, a flat and fast loop course through the historic Sawmill District and Historic Old Town.

Additional race events will include a Kids One-Mile, a One-Mile Family Walk, and a Kids K.
Each participant will receive a "Membership For the Day" for free entry into the museum on race day, as well as an event t-shirt and refreshments at the finish line.
TyRUNnosaurus is a fundraising effort that helps support our mission of advancing the educational, scientific and cultural programs of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Cretaceous Couture is Coming Soon!
Our 10th annual Cretaceous Couture fashion show and online auction is coming in October. The online auction will run from October 3 - 23, and we are accepting donations now for auction items.
Space Science Events at the Museum
August 20, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Museum Atrium & Planetarium
Price: Included in Museum & Planetarium Admission
Learn the latest updates from the James Webb Space Telescope. UNM professors Dr. Diana Dragomir, who is on the team of astronomers interpreting Webb’s images, and Tony Hull, who supervised the polishing of Webb’s mirrors, will both describe how the space observatory functions and what we have learned from the information it’s collected so far. 
During a special presentation in the planetarium at 1 p.m., they’ll share insights into Webb’s mission that you won’t be able to find anywhere else! Other events happening from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. include VR experiences, table activities, and videos.
August 29, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Museum Atrium & Planetarium
Price: Included in Museum & Planetarium Admission
The Artemis I mission is currently scheduled to launch on August 29 sometime after 6:30 a.m. If that launch happens, activities will be available during the museum’s regular hours which relate to this first in a series of missions to the moon. They will include table activities, videos, and a showing of program “Forward to the Moon” in the planetarium at noon. The launch will be replayed in the ViewSpace theater at 1 p.m.
Sponsor a STEAM Trek Virtual Field Trip
In 2021 we provided the opportunity for virtual STEAM Trek field trips to more than 10,000 students at no cost to schools or youth, helping under-served children. STEAM Trek brings Verus Research DynaTheater films to children throughout our state, sharing natural history topics such as space exploration, our National Parks, Coral Reefs and more!

You or your business can help us bring STEAM Trek field trips to even more students by sponsoring a field trip. Each field trip sponsorship costs $100, and we will include your name or logo on our website.
Support the Foundation through Smith's
Smith's grocery store will donate to the NM Museum of Natural History Foundation based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your shopper's card to to the Foundation, all you have to do is shop at Smith’s and swipe your card.

Support us by linking your card today!
Now Showing: Sea Lions - Life By a Whisker
Between a jagged cliff face and a roaring ocean lives one of the rarest marine mammals on the planet, the Australian Sea Lion, and one very special pup named Otto. Curious, intelligent, and playful…this family of whiskers needs our help.

A heart-warming journey of a sea lion pup and the man that has dedicated his life trying to save her species. Embark on an epic quest through the uninhabited wilderness of the Great Australian Bight to the lush kelp forests off the Californian coast.

In stunning 3D, encounter giant humpback whales, cunning cuttlefish, great white sharks, and one Marine Park Ranger on a mission to find out what it takes to save a species.
Now Showing: Dinosaurs of Antarctica
The first original large format dinosaur film in over a decade, Dinosaurs of Antarctica is an epic chronicle of a prehistoric world now lost to ice.

From glaciers to Glacialisaurus, the film introduces audiences to the amazing and bizarre prehistoric creatures that inhabited Antarctic forests and swamps hundreds of millions of years ago—and the scientists on a quest to uncover them. 

Traveling through deep time, Dinosaurs of Antarctica explores the causes and repercussions of a changing climate, investigating the end of Earth’s last ice age and seeking clues to the future as we face human-triggered warming today.
Now Showing: Superpower Dogs
Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes.

Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs and their human partners who fight crime, protect endangered species and save lives in avalanches and earthquakes. As we discover the extraordinary abilities of dogs and the remarkable science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!
Chocolate: The Exhibition at the Museum
Chocolate: The Exhibition will engage your senses and reveal facets of this sumptuous sweet that you’ve never thought about before. You’ll explore the plant, the products and the culture of chocolate through the lenses of science, history and popular culture. Chocolate: The Exhibition is a sweet experience for all ages! See it on exhibit now at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
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