New Mexicans have the opportunity to visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science for free once a month. You can visit the dinosaurs, discover planets, experiment with science, walk across "lava", touch real dinosaur fossils and so much more. Every first Sunday of the month the museum opens its doors free to residents with a valid id or proof of residency. This includes all exhibits within the museum with the exception of planetarium and DynaTheater shows. That still leaves quite a bit to see so plan to stay the whole day if you want to see it all.
Check out the museums calendar and list of exhibits, including temporary changing ones that you won't want to miss. Permanent exhibits include Timetracks that takes you on a journey through New Mexico's prehistoric past, Hall of the Stars, T-Rex Attacks and others. Your family will discover space science, paleoscience and other sciences with animated displays and historical artifacts. Learn about New Mexico's state fossil Coelophysis that has only previously been found here in the Land of Enchantment. Although the planetarium and DynaTheater shows do cost extra, its worth a consideration because they are always excellent and show on big screens.