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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
American International Rattlesnake Museum
American International Rattlesnake Museum

(505) 242-6569

202 San Felipe St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104   Directions Website

There's plenty of venom at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, home to the largest collection of different species of live snakes in the world. Explore myths, cure phobias and unravel the mysteries of the most misunderstood creature in the animal Kingdom. Remember your visit with a cool rattlesnake logo T-shirt!

Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

(505) 768-6020

9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113   Directions Website

There's a lot of hot air at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum. The massive museum is filled with fascinating exhibits on the history of ballooning including memorabilia from famous balloonists. The museum also supports the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, the largest balloon festival in the world.

Explora Science Center and Children's Museum
Explora Science Center and Children's Museum

(505) 600-6072

1701 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104   Directions Website

Explore a science playground at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. Each of the 250 interactive exhibits and attractions beg to be played and experimented with from mind-boggling activities to illusions to computer-generated art. Welcome to one of the best times parents can have with their children!

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

(505) 843-7270

2401 12th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104   Directions Website

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque preserves and promotes the culture, history and art of the Pueblo people. Of the 21 Pueblo villages that exist today, ABQ is home to 19 villages from the Acoma Pueblo to the Zuni Pueblo village. The 10,000-square-foot attraction offers permanent exhibits and changing exhibits that feature traditional and contemporary Indian artists and dances.

National Museum
National Museum

(505) 245-2137

601 Eubank
Albuquerque, NM 87123   Directions Website

Atomic Power is on display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The congressionally chartered museum and a Smithsonian affiliate explore the influence of nuclear energy on our world. The one- of-a- kind museum travels you through the atomic age, the Cold War and nuclear science.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

(505) 841-2800

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104   Directions Website

Naturalists go to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science near Old Town Albuquerque to explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest. Naturally there are exhibits and attractions like the Dawn of the Dinosaurs and New Mexico's Ice Age, 3D films that come to life at the Dynatheater, and stars falling at the Planetarium.

Tinkertown Museum
Tinkertown Museum

(505) 281-5233

121 Sandia Crest Rd
Sandia Park, NM 87047   Directions Website

In 2010 Fox News voted Tinkertown Museum the best small museum in America. The museum attraction started as a hobby and took 40 years to carve, collect and passionately construct the world's most amazing and eccentric collection of Americana. Kids marvel at winding walls made out of 50,000 glass bottles; wagon wheels, Otto the one-man-band, Esmerelda the Fortune Teller, and the 35' wooden sail boat that braved a ten year voyage around the world.

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