The New Mexico Museum of Space History sits at the base of a mountain range on the edge of Alamogordo, New Mexico. A small city with a population of just 32,000 that is at the crossroads of several freeways including the 70, with White Sands to the South and Roswell about 2 hours northeast, the 82 through the mountains, and the N/S running 54.
The town is laid out in a grid like pattern and the 70 drops you off straight on to the main road in town, White Sands Blvd (the 70 is a bit funny of a freeway, seeming to end in Alamogordo, but it picks up several miles up north on the 54.), so just follow a few simple turns and you can’t miss the reflective glass building ahead of you.
Having just dropped by without reading any reviews, as I was traveling from White Sands to Roswell, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It is an amazing place in the literal middle of nowhere! The admission is only $7.00 for the basic tour of the museum. They also offer a film and a planetarium visit and have different prices if you want 1, 2 or all three.
Give yourself plenty of time to wander through the entire building because there is a lot of information to read and take in on every floor. Of particular interest are the areas specifically related to the New Mexico space exploration connection. There is also a large area dedicated to Star Trek, including a full transporter pad set up with wall communicator!
From the official site:
The mission of the museum is to educate the people of New Mexico and our visitors from around the world in the history, science, and technology of space. The museum stresses the significant role that the state of New Mexico has played in the development of the U.S. Space Program through collecting, preserving, and interpreting significant artifacts relevant to the history of space.
To find out more information about the museum visit their official website:
To view the full gallery please visit our Flickr or Official FB page: