Museums and Theaters in New Mexico

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Theater and opera houses

KiMo Theater
The KiMo Theater in Albuquerque is one of the last remaining Pueblo Deco theaters in the United States. It was built in 1927 based on designs by architects Carl and Robert Boller. Pueblo Deco is a typical architectural style in New Mexico and represents a combination of Adobe architectural style (rounded corners and edges) and decorative motifs of Indian cultures using colors in earth tones. Even today, you can still see plays, films, concerts and other cultural events in the historic theater house Experience events.

Contact 423 Central Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
The Flickinger Center of Performing Arts is a theater in Alamogoro that is run by a nonprofit organization of the same name. The organization was founded in 1991 with the aim of maintaining a performance art facility in Alamogoro. The schedule includes a number of concerts, theatrical performances, musicals, dance performances and more, all performed by professional groups as well as amateurs.

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Contact 1110 New York Avenue
Alamogoro, New Mexico 88310

Fox Theater in Las Cruces
The Fox Theater in las Cruces was founded in 1926 under the name Rio Grande Theater. It was run by the Central Theater Corporation of Denver until it was finally bought by the chain Fox West Coast Theaters in 1929. In 1997 the theater was closed for financial reasons and reopened in 2005. Since then it has been the cultural center of the old town of Las Cruces again.

Contact 211 N Downtown mall
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

Santa Fe Opera
The Santa Fe Opera is an opera a few kilometers outside of Santa Fe on the site of an old ranch. The original open air theater with 480 seats was built in 1957. After ten successful years, the entire theater was destroyed by a devastating fire in 1967. In 1968 a reconstructed theater opened with the same opening piece as in 1957. Today’s theater, which is called “the Crosby Theater”, again offers a comprehensive open-air opera program.

Contact 301 Opera Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504

Lensic Theater
The Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, which has been in existence since 1931, is a nonprofit organization that aims to bring together different art movements and artists to perform modern performance theater. Until its closure in 2000, it was primarily a movie theater. After a one-year break, it was reopened as a modern theater center.

Contact 211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Museums and exhibitions

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque exhibits and preserves the culture, history and art of the Indian Pueblo culture. It opened in 1976 as a nonprofit organization. There is a large museum in the cultural center, which is primarily devoted to depicting the life of the 19 pueblos. In addition, there are always small temporary exhibitions.

Contact 2401 12th Street
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science near the old town of Albuquerque was founded in 1986. It is a natural history museum that represents a journey through time from the formation of the earth to the ice age. In eight rooms it shows different stages of the earth’s development. The exhibition also includes the skeletons of two dinosaurs. There is also a planetarium in this museum.

Contact 1801 Mountain Road Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

National Hispanic Cultural Center
The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque is a facility to preserve the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. It was founded in 1998 to preserve and exhibit the culture and art of the Spanish colonies in New Mexico. It is one of eight state museums in New Mexico.

Contact 1701 4th Street Southwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

New Mexico Museum of Space History
The New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogoro is a museum complex with a planetarium that exhibits artifacts from space travel and brings the history of space travel to life. It is intended to highlight New Mexico’s role in US space travel. The museum is one of the eight state museums of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs of New Mexico. The museum complex also houses the International Space Hall of Fame, which honors people who have contributed a great deal to the exploration of space and space technology.

Contact 5004 US Highway 2001
Alamogoro, New Mexico 88310

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
The National Mueum of Nuclear Science & History is the only museum on the subject of nuclear power in the United States. It was founded in 1969 under the title National Atomic Museum. It represents the use of nuclear power in history, from its discovery to its peaceful use today. An important focus of the exhibition is the influence of nuclear power on the world today. In addition to the permanent exhibition, there are also frequently changing special exhibitions.

Contact 601 Eubank Blvd
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123

New Mexico Museum of Art
The New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe is the oldest art museum in New Mexico. It is one of four state museums in the state capital. The museum’s collection includes art from the colonies of Taos and Santa Fe to contemporary art, both from the region and from around the world. Highlights of the exhibition include collections by the Cinco Pintores, the Taos Society of Arts, and the largest collection by the painter Gustave Baumann.

Contact 107 West Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

American International Rattlesnake Museum
The American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque is the only rattlesnake museum in the United States. It shows the different types of rattlesnakes and their impact on our lives. Preserved animals and the largest collection of live rattlesnakes are on display. The museum is suitable for all ages and is therefore particularly suitable for families.

Contact 202 San Felipe NW
Albuquerque New Mexico 87104

¡Explora! Science Center and Children’s Museum
The ¡Explora! Science Center and Children’s Museum in the old town of Albuquerque is a children’s museum that tries to teach children about scientific phenomena through their own experience. The museum has two floors and consists of over 250 interactive exhibition sections.

Contact 1701 Mountain Road
Albuquerque New Mexico 87104

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
The Georgia O`Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe is a museum dedicated to the artist Georgie O`Keeffe. It opened on July 17, 1997, eleven years after the artist’s death. Georgia O’Keeffe primarily created abstract art that is exhibited in the museum. A research center is also attached to the museum, which deals with the research of modern art.

Contact 217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
The Maxwell Museum of anthropology was founded in 1932 as the anthropology museum of the University of New Mexico on its campus in Albuquerque. In 1972 it was renamed in honor of the philanthropists Dorothy and Gilbert Maxwell. the museum is divided into five thematic areas. One is devoted to human evolution and one to the history of the people of the American Southwest and Pueblo culture. There are also the North Gallery and the Bawden Gallery and the Ortiz Center.

Contact 1836 Lomas Boulevard
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

National Hispanic Cultural Center
The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque is an establishment that tries to learn about history and culture. It consists of several buildings, including a hacienda school and modern Mayan pyramid-style buildings. There are regular plays and concerts, and there is an art exhibition as well as an archive and a library.

Contact 1701 4th Street
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

New Mexico History Museum
The New Mexico History Museum began as a collection hall in the New Mexico government palace. It is now a first-class museum that tries not only to display its collection pieces, but also to contribute to education and social development. There you will find an overview of the entire history of New Mexico as well as many artifacts from all times.

Contact 113 Lincoln Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Millicent Rogers Museum
The Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos was founded in 1956 by the Millicent Rogers family. It was based on the Millicent Rogers and her daughter collections and was the first organization in New Mexico in the 1980s to display a larger collection of Hispanic and Native American art. today you can admire art from Pueblo culture, from the time of colonialism and contemporary art.

Contact 1504 Millicent Rogers Road
Taos, New Mexico

Monuments and memorials

Fort Union National Monument
The Fort Union National Monument maintains a former military base that used to oversee New Mexico’s territory previously conquered by the United States during the Mexican-American War from 1851. The fort was abandoned in 1891 because raids by Indians were a thing of the past. The fort has been owned by the National Park Service since 1955. There is the possibility to take a tour, where one encounters historical exhibits such as cannons or covered wagons.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park
The Vietnam Memorial State Park in New Mexico was the first memorial to the Vietnam War in the USA. Today it is the only state park dedicated exclusively to veterans of the Vietnam War and also the only state park that does not charge admission fees. It was founded by Victor and Jeanne Westphall, whose son David Westphall died together with sixteen other young men in Vietnam in 1968. With his accident insurance they financed the peace chapel in the park. Today, the State Park counts thousands of visitors every year.


Lincoln State Monument and National Landmark
The Lincoln State Monument is a historic district in the western city of Lincoln. Special attractions there are the Wright House, Dr. Woods Office, Watson Store and some others. This part of Lincoln still looks like Lincoln County War 1878-1881. It was the scene of Billy the Kid’s spectacular escape.

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