All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in New Mexico

New Mexico (United States) has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 14 nature and natural history museums that are located in New Mexico.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in New Mexico? These are the ones:

  1. American International Rattlesnake Museum1

    American International Rattlesnake Museum

    Albuquerque, NM
    The American International Rattlesnake Museum is an animal conservation museum situated in the heart of Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico. This location is not only convenient for tourists but also adds a unique charm to the museum experience.
  2. New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science2

    New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

    Albuquerque, NM
    The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, located near Old Town Albuquerque, is a renowned institution dedicated to the exploration and preservation of natural history and science. Founded in 1986, the museum operates as a public revenue facility of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, offering a wealth of knowledge and insight into the natural world and the scientific phenomena that shape it.
  3. Turquoise Museum3

    Turquoise Museum

    Albuquerque, NM
    Something between museum and a jewelry shop. Here you can learn more about turquoise through an interesting exhibition.
  4. Alameda Park Zoo4

    Alameda Park Zoo

    Alamogordo, NM
    Alameda Park Zoo, situated in Alamogordo, New Mexico, holds the distinction of being one of the oldest zoos in the Southwestern United States, having been established in 1898. This historical significance adds a unique charm to the zoo, making it a fascinating destination for tourists interested in both wildlife and history.
  5. Albuquerque Biological Park5

    Albuquerque Biological Park

    Albuquerque, NM
    The ABQ BioPark, also known as the Albuquerque Biological Park, is an environmental museum situated in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This unique location offers visitors the opportunity to explore and learn about various aspects of the environment and its inhabitants.
  6. Albuquerque Aquarium6

    Albuquerque Aquarium

    Albuquerque, NM
    The ABQ BioPark Aquarium showcases a diverse range of saltwater species from the Gulf of Mexico and the South Pacific. These species come from various habitats such as the surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, the open ocean, and the deep ocean. This variety provides visitors with a comprehensive understanding of marine life in these regions.
  7. Santa Fe Botanical Garden7

    Santa Fe Botanical Garden

    Santa Fe, NM
  8. Wildlife West Nature Park8

    Wildlife West Nature Park

    Edgewood, NM
    Wildlife West Nature Park is a unique combination of a nature park, enhanced zoo, and entertainment venue. It is spread across 122 acres in Edgewood, New Mexico, United States. The park is home to numerous species of non-releasable animals in their native habitats, and also provides natural habitat for free roaming and migrant species.
  9. Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center9

    Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center

    Albuquerque, NM
    The Petroglyph National Monument is a significant landmark located along New Mexico's West Mesa. This volcanic escarpment, made of basalt, provides a stunning view of the western horizon of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Established on June 27, 1990, the monument is managed by the National Park Service and the city of Albuquerque. It's a unique destination that offers a blend of natural beauty and historical significance.
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    Spring River Park and Zoo

    Roswell, NM
    Although this zoo can not boast with how huge it is, it is well-maintained and able to fulfill all the needs of an average zoo visitor.
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    Tingley Beach - Abq Biopark

    Albuquerque, NM
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    Hillcrest Park Zoo

    Clovis, NM
    Small but wonderful, that's what this zoo surely is. Take a nice walk through this lovely place.
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    Museum of Southwestern Biology

    Albuquerque, NM
    The Museum of Southwestern Biology boasts a diverse collection of vascular plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates. These specimens originate from various regions, including the American West, Central and South America, and other parts of the world, offering a comprehensive view of biodiversity.
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    Harrell House Bug Museum

    Santa Fe, NM

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