For an introduction to New Mexico's 19 Pueblos, be sure to visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center which offers information and resources on Native American culture, history and art. If you're interested in the area's Spanish heritage, don't miss the National Hispanic Cultural Center where you can learn about the Day of the Dead traditions, see world-class flamenco performances and enjoy other cultural events. Albuquerque's Museum of Art and History has exhibits on the city's origins as a Spanish colonial village, which will give you a whole new perspective on our city. The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History also includes artworks in all traditions, from the works of indigenous peoples to Spanish colonial art to cutting-edge modern installations. Albuquerque's numerous museums provide you with a unique and in-depth perspective on diverse topics covering art, history, culture, science, nature and unique topics such as hot air ballooning and turquoise.

  • 2401 12th St. NW
  • 505-843-7270

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center located in the historic Albuquerque Indian School District just minutes from Old Town and Downtown Albuquerque. Founded in 1976 by the 19 Pueblo Indian Tribes of New Mexico, it is a premier destination…

  • 1701 4th St. SW
  • 505-246-2261

The National Hispanic Cultural Center, which opened in 2000, presents permanent and visiting exhibitions in its beautiful Art Museum. It sponsors a multitude of events in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Here at the Center visitors learn about Hispanic culture…

  • 1701 Mountain Rd NW
  • 505-224-8300

Explora is a new kind of science center where we encourage visitors of all ages to put learning in their own hands by actually touching, manipulating, and interacting with the exhibits. Play with bubbles, fly an airplane, explore sound or electricity, or ride the cable bike 20…

  • 2000 Mountain Road NW
  • (505) 243-7255

Albuquerque Museum: where our community is involved in Art and History and shares the stories of our rich heritage and many cultures. The Museum brings Albuquerque to the world and the world to Albuquerque.

  • 6500 Coors Boulevard NW
  • (505) 897-8831

The Open Space Visitor Center is an interpretive hub for the Open Space program, lands, and resources. Visitors enjoy educational exhibits, art displays, wildlife fields, a Traditions garden, Bosque trails, and a variety of talks, workshops, demonstrations and entertainment.

  • 601 Eubank Blvd. SE
  • 505-245-2137

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is a Smithsonian Affiliate, and it is the only congressionally chartered museum in its field. This non-profit, organization is an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early conception, the Manhattan Project…

  • 1801 Mountain Avenue, NM
  • 505-841-2800

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science showcases with spectacular effect New Mexico's prehistoric life as it was millions of years ago, when dinosaurs roamed where we now live. Visitors enter the Mesozoic era of the largest of lizards, welcomed by life-size New…

  • 485 Kuana Road
  • 505-867-5351

He was looking for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold, but Francisco Vásquez de Coronado instead "discovered" the rich farmland of the Rio Grande valley and a prosperous Native people who enjoyed life as Coronado could only dream … and temporarily dominate. Coronado's expedition of…

  • 1833 8th Street NW
  • 505-246-2926

The historical Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (AT&SF) 2926 steam engine is a massive locomotive built in 1944. It ran in the American southwest until 1953 and was retired to Albuquerque’s Coronado Park in 1956 where families picnicked and children played with ‘their train’. Rescued…

  • 6510 Western Trail NW
  • (505) 899-0205

Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold…