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Museum Studies

Library resources useful to students studying museum administration, history, curation and exhibitions.

Museums in Albuquerque

ABQ BioPark - Enjoy fun, educational experiences at the Zoo, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach, and Aquarium.

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History - Albuquerque Museum is the rock-solid cornerstone of Albuquerque’s cultural community. All things New Mexico: from the Alvarado to O’Keeffe, Blumenschein to the Bosque, and more.

American International Rattlesnake Museum - The Rattlesnake Museum is an exciting and educational experience for the entire family. This animal conservation museum reveals the hundreds of ways that rattlesnakes and other "less desirable" animals have influenced our lives.

Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum  - The Balloon Museum explores the history, science, sport, and art of ballooning and other innovative forms of flight. You can discover how human aviation began with ballooning in 1783 and the many advancements that have followed.  Achieve new heights by gaining knowledge and inspiration from visiting our interactive exhibitions or participating in our many educational programs.

Explora - Explora is an innovative experiential learning center located in the heart of Old Town Albuquerque.  Over 250 interactive exhibits and activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math for the whole family.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center created as a place where Pueblo people can tell their story. As the gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, the center is a necessary first stop for visitors to New Mexico, providing an introduction for understanding the state’s landscape, legacy, and story of continuance. The center hosts cultural Native American dances every weekend year-round, and offers an exciting schedule of cultural, educational, and community activities.

National Hispanic Cultural Center - The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. The Center presents over 700 events and creates the opportunity for thousands more through its art museum, library, genealogy center, and educational resources.

National Museum of Nuclear Science - The nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

New Mexico Holocaust Museum - our mission is to shine a light on historic and current acts of hate and intolerance through education, exhibits, and collaborative outreach in order to build communities of upstanders dedicated to social justice and human dignity.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science - The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through our extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.

New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society - NMSL&RHS is a non-profit organization staffed solely by dedicated volunteers whose mission is to fully restore the Baldwin 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive, AT&SF 2926, to operational status while promoting and educating the public about the ties of State economic development with rail transportation.

Petroglyph National Monument - 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 profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers.

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park - The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park (RGNCSP) is one of 35 parks in the New Mexico State Park system.  Our mission is to preserve and protect the Rio Grande bosque, to educate the public about Rio Grande ecosystems, and to foster positive human interactions with those systems.

Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site: AD 1300-1425 - We are dedicated to the preservation of Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site through protection, promotion and interpretation.  Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site, Interpretive Trail and Museum are integrated resources that encourage appreciation of and respect for traditional pueblo lifeways, past and present.