The Museum presents exhibits and quality educational programs that convey the diversity of individuals and events that shape the historical and technical context of the nuclear age.

Open daily 9am-5pm (closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Click for the Rio Grande Botanic Garden events calendar Rio Grande Zoo: Founded in 1927, the 64-acre Rio Grande Zoo offers visitors close encounters with more than 250 species of exotic and native animals.


Exhibits on the history and culture of New Mexico's 19 Indian Pueblos. Traditional dances and craft demonstrations every weekend. Ten thousand square feet of gift shops, featuring authentic Indian handmade items, curio shop, smoke shop, Pueblo sweet candy shop. Click for the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center events calendar Spectacular exhibit of one-of-a-kind show pieces.

60 mines, 4 continents, 6 countries; enter thru the mine tunnel.

State-of-the-art exhibit design and eye-pleasing landscaping enhance zoo animal husbandry by creating naturalistic habitats with trees, grasses, water features and rockwork. Extended hours Saturdays and Sundays in summer: 9am-6pm. Combo admission including Aquarium and Botanic Garden: adults $12; children/seniors $5. Museum admission: $4 Adults ($1 discount for adult New Mexico residents with valid ID), $2 Seniors (65 ), $1 Children 4-12. Every Sunday before 1pm and all day the first Wednesday of each month there is no charge for general admission (special exhibitions may have a charge). Click for The Albuquerque Museum exhibition calendar This animal conservation museum uses artifacts, memorabilia and the world's largest collection of different live rattlesnake species on public display to reveal the hundreds of ways that rattlesnakes and other "less desirable" animals have influenced our lives.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days. Click for the Rio Grande Zoo events calendar Tingley Beach: The newly renovated Tingley Beach features three fishing ponds stocked with rainbow trout, a cafe, gift shop and a train station for the Rio Line that makes a loop to the Albuquerque Zoo and Albuquerque Aquarium/Rio Grande Botanic Garden. Contructed wetlands to the west in the cottonwood bosque are the site for many education programs, including Twilight Bosque Tours in the summer. Species from North, Central and South America are presented in beautifully recreated habitats.

Explora is a new kind of learning place, providing real experiences with real things that put people's learning in their own hands.

There are more than 250 exhibit activities, over 200 educational programs and there's always something new at Explora.See turquoise formed in the rock, learn fascinating history and myths about turquoise and the SW Indian. Open Mon-Fri -5pm, Saturday -4pm; Adults , Students/Seniors .The mission of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & Hostiry is to serve as America's resource for nuclear history and science.Shop at Ideas, the Store which is filled with gizmos, whirly-gigs, puzzles, books, gifts and great stuff.Enjoy live plays in the Explora Theater and enjoy special events throughout the year.Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sundays, 12 noon-6pm. Closed: January 1, July 4, the week following Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.

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