WELCOME to the METEORITE MUSEUM at the UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
Fall semester (August - December 2013) hours for the Meteorite Museum are Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 AM - 4 PM. The Meteorite Museum will be closed the week of Thanksgiving. It will re-open on Tuesday, December 3.
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.
We invite you to take a Virtual Tour of our Museum, and to learn more about our Solar System and beyond. To step inside, click on the image top left. Enjoy your visit!