WELCOME to the METEORITE MUSEUM at the UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
The Meteorite Museum is currently closed for renovations. It is projected that the museum will re-open in mid-October. Please check this site for reopening information. The UNM Geology Museum has four meteorites on display and The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is currently featuring martian meteorites from the UNM collection in the exhibit It Came from Mars: Meteorites from Mars. The exhibit runs from May until October and is included with the price of general museum admission.
The Meteorite Museum is located in Northrop Hall on the Main Campus of the University of New Mexico. It houses many meteorites from the extensive collection of the Institute of Meteoritics. The highlight of the Museum is a one-ton piece of the stony meteorite, Norton County, that fell in Kansas in 1948.
The theme of our exhibit is “Looking at the Solar System through a Microscope." Our displays show how scientists learn about asteroids, comets, the Moon and Mars by studying samples that have fallen to Earth from space, as well as samples that have been collected by spacecraft missions.