WELCOME to the METEORITE MUSEUM at the UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
*Hours are subject to change without notice*
Hours for Spring 2017:
Monday, Friday - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday
Finals Week: May 8 -12
Please call 505-277-2747 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org before visiting with a large group. Please include the size of your group, the age range and the date and time you'd like to visit.
We do NOT inspect suspected meteorites.
The Meteorite Museum, as part of the Institute of Meteoritics, opened in 1974 and is a major educational resource for the university and New Mexico schools. The museum displays many fine samples of stony, stony iron, and iron meteorites from the institute’s collection. The museum is visited by thousands of people every year, including many elementary and high school students from Albuquerque and the surrounding area. The meteorites on display in the museum are only a small part of the research and teaching collection, which includes over 5000 specimen of over 650 samples. All the meteorites in the collection are available for study by researchers within the institute and throughout the world.
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.