MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FIELD TRIP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO'S METEORITE MUSEUM AND GEOLOGY MUSEUM
Northrop Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
The Meteorite Museum and Geology Museums at the University of New Mexico offer unique opportunities for students to see meteorites, minerals, rocks, and fossils, and information about their origin. If the teacher requests well ahead of time, students may also get to meet one of the scientists — and learn more about this exciting field.
For students to get the most out of their field trip experience, we offer pre-, during-, and post-fieldtrip activities based on the New Mexico Science Standards. We have found that students who are well prepared for their field trip show more interest in our museums and ask more meaningful questions.
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The Geology Museums are visited by thousands of people each year, including public school classes. Teachers, please call the UNM Department of Earth and Planetary Science, 505-277-4204 to schedule class visits.
*Hours are subject to change without notice*
Summer Hours through to August 11, 2017:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am - 4 pm
June 7 the museum will be open 12 pm - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday
May 29, Memorial Day
June 12 -16
July 4, Independence Day
***Please call and leave a message or email to make an appointment***
Appointments are required for group visits.
Please call 505-277-2747 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before visiting. Please include the size of your group, the age range and the date and time you'd like to visit.
The Geology Museum is open 8:30 – 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m, Monday to Friday.
Both Museums are closed on Saturday, Sunday and UNM Holidays.
Please call if you are unsure of UNM’s holiday hours.
For further information about the Geology Museum, go to the Geology Museum homepage
Achondrite or a chondrite: An EPO activity centered around exhibits in the meteorite museum
Scavenger Hunt for Elementary School Students
Scavenger Hunt for Middle School and High School Students
Questions to Answer on the Field Trip (MS and HS)
Draw a Picture (Elementary School)
Comparing Meteorites and Terrestrial Rocks (Middle and High School)
More classroom activities can be downloaded on our Education page
These websites provide more more information for students: