Admission & Hours
General Museum admission is free for the following times:
- 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month
- 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month
Free admission applies to general museum admission only. Fees for special exhibits and events still apply on free times.
The Albuquerque Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
The Museum Store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Slate at the Museum is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
The Museum is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Purchase Tickets at the Museum
Tickets may be purchased from cashiers at the admissions desk of the Museum from 9 a.m. until one half-hour before closing.
Tickets may be purchased at the admissions desk with cash, check or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card.
Purchase Tickets Online
Online tickets for general admission do not expire and can be used on any day the Museum is open to the general public. You must have access to a printer to print online tickets purchased at home.
Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for children 3 and younger.
Museum Tickets: Prices
|Ticket Type||Senior (65 & older)||Adult (19-64)||Teen (13-18)||Child (4-12)|
|General Admission - New Mexico resident||$2||$3||$3||$1|
|General Admission - out of State *||$2||$4||$4||$1|
*Note: Out-of-state admission charges are the same as for New Mexico State residents when tickets are purchased online.
The Museum offers free admission to youth (k-12) groups. Fees are covered by funding through the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. To take advantage of this offer, please call and book your visit two weeks in advance with the Education Division of the Museum at (505) 243-7255.
There are no discounts for any adult organized groups.
If you are purchasing tickets online for a large group, please let the Museum know of your intended visit, particularly if you want to schedule a tour or have special needs.
Albuquerque Museum Foundation Members
Albuquerque Museum Foundation membership confers free general admission to the Museum and discounts to many special events.
Members also receive a discount in the Gallery Store.
Reciprocal Agreements with Other Institutions
Free admission to the Museum is offered to card-bearing members of the American Association of Museums and the New Mexico Association of Museums.
Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s 1.4 million active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016.