Dinosaur fans should come here first. New Mexico is riddled with skeletons—it’s where paleontologists have unearthed Coelophysis and Pentaceratops, and the best examples are on show in this whiz-bang-filled museum. Not all of the exhibits quite live up to the hype, but the effects for the Big Bang set a good tone, and if the kids aren’t totally glutted on dinosaurs, you can fill them up with the IMAX or a planetarium show. And cyber types should pay homage at the Startup exhibit, which details the early years of the personal computer. The show was funded by Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft here in Albuquerque with Bill Gates, before both moved to Seattle. Tickets to each section—IMAX, planetarium and main museum—are $7, but myriad packages give you discounts if you visit more than one part.
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