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While your student prepares for their academic study, fall in love with UNM, Albuquerque, and New Mexico!

 August 18, 2017

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Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

Museums & Cultural Centers:

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Address: 2401 12th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 
Phone: Local: 505-843-7270 | Toll Free: 1-866-855-7902

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Address: 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 246-2261, Box Office: (505) 724-4771
Business Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Art Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Art Museum Admission: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, Free for children under 16 and NHCC members, Free on Sundays!!

NM Museum of National History & Science
Location: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: (505) 841-2800
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day

Albuquerque Botanic Garden, Aquarium, Zoo, & Tingley Beach
  • Zoo: 903 Tenth SW- Open 9 am-5 pm daily
  • Botanic Garden Location: 2601 Central NW-Open 9 am-5 pm daily
  • Tingley Beach: 1800 Tingley Drive SW-Open Year Round from Sunrise to Sunset


The Albuquerque Museum of  Art & History-
2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: (505) 243-7255
Hours of Operation: Tuesday- Sunday: 9 am-5 pm
Admission: Tuesday-Sunday: Seniors (65+) $2, Adults & teens (13-64) $4, Children (4-12) $1, General Museum admission isfree every Sunday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

UNM Activites:

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
Phone: (505) 277-4405
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am-4 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday
Location: The Maxwell Museum is located east of University Blvd. between Las Lomas and Dr. M. L. King Jr. Ave
Admission: Free

UNM Art Museum
Phone: (505) 277-4001
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am-4 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday
Location: The University Art Museum is located on the main campus of UNM within the Center for the Arts building. There is parking at the Visitors Parking Lots east of the Center for the Arts at Central and Stanford.
Admission: Free

Phone: (505) 277-2616
Location: On Yale Blvd. NE, 2 blocks north of Lomas, Stucco building with white dome
Hours: 7-9 p.m. MST, 8-10 p.m. MDT, Every Friday during the Fall and Spring Semesters (except Fall and Spring Break) when the weather is clear; recorded information is also available at 277-1446.
Admission: Free
**Sky and Telescope’s skychart is adaptable for any location and any time.

UNM Bookstore
Phone: (505) 277-5451
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 am-6 pm, Saturday 11 am-4 pm, Closed Sunday
Location: 2301 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Admission: Free

Shopping & Restaurant Districts:

Old TownOld Town New Fun! 
Address: 400 Marquette NW
Admission: Free
Neighborhood: Old Town
*Ghost Tours: $20.00 Adults & $16.00 Students (ages 13-17)

Downtown Albuquerque- Here you’ll find bustling nightlife along Central Avenue (Route 66), including many nightclubs, theaters, restaurants and events.

  • Kimo Theater
  • NM Holocaust & Intolerance Center
  • Restaurants
  • Independent Art Galleries


Historic Nob Hill- Nob Hill is a vibrant district bursting with eclectic shops, swank dining, and chic nightspots. Route 66 neon signs and architecture combined with predominantly locally-owned shops, galleries and restaurants make Nob Hill a hip and fashionable area located just east of the University.

  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Independent Art Galleries
  • The Guild Theater


ABQ Uptown- It’s ABQ Uptown, the ultimate destination in New Mexico for upscale fashion, home furnishings, entertainment and dining and the perfect place to shop, walk, and eat in a just-right, outdoor environment. Located at Indian School N.E. & Louisiana Blvd.

  • Shopping
  • Restaurants


 UNM Favorites (restaurants)-

Fun in ABQ:

 1701 Mountain Rd NW, ABQ Nm 87104
Phone: 505-224-8300
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 12 pm-6 pm
Admission: Adults (12-64) $8.00, Seniors (65+) $5.00, Children (1-11) $4.00
Description: Explora is a place where families can get to know each other better, learn together, and share new experiences of the basic processes and materials investigated and used by science, technology and art. Explora’s exhibit activities engage people of all ages with small-scale materials and equipment in personal spaces where they can communicate comfortably with family and friends, manipulate a wide range of physical variables, and develop their own thinking about what they are experiencing.

Sandia Peak Tramway
Location: 30 Tramway Road NE, Albuquerque, NM
Phone: 505-856-7325
Hours: 9 am - 8 pm
Admission: Adults: $20, Teens 13 years-20 years: $17.00, Children 5 years-12 years: $12.00
Description: A trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. Located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque in the Sandia Foothills at the end of Tramway Road.

New Mexico Rail Runner
If you are interested in getting off the beaten path, consider a train trip to historic Santa Fe! Follow this link for more information on how to plan a trip using our Rail Runner system: 

Cliff’s Amusement Park
 4800 Osuna Rd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-881-9373
Hours: Check website
Admission: Check website
Description: Cliff’s is New Mexico’s oldest amusement park. Check it out for thrilling rides, family rides, games and a good time!

Isotopes Baseball
While you’re in town, our very own Albuquerque Isotopes will be taking on the Memphis Redbirds! Check out Albuquerque Isotopes for information on Tickets and Game Time.