Cibola is a National Forest with separate sections extending over the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Diverse wildlife inhabits the forest. Hiking is a popular activity as are camping, mountain biking and horseback riding.Home to four National Grasslands namely the Black Kettle, McClellan Creek, Kiowa, and Rita Blanca, Cibola is a massive national forest playing a vital role in preserving the ecology of the state.
For anyone who appreciates the natural beauty of flowers and plant life, this is the perfect destination. The Desert Pavilion features an ultra modern glass conservatory which produces heat filtered, ultra violet rays to allow Xeric species to bloom year round. The Mediterranean Pavilion is home to fragrant plant life and lush walled gardens. The PNM Butterfly Pavilion and butterfly-hummingbird garden are majestic. Exhibits explore the phenomenal process of photosynthesis, providing a fascinating kaleidoscope of color.
Learn and play at a center that challenges people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, learn and critically think. Explore art, science, technology, culture and fun. The museum contains a collection of over 250 interactive science, technology and art exhibits such as an experiment bar and a high-wire bike and robotics lab. Demonstrations, theater performances and a variety of programs and activities are also offered. The museum store provides a wide array of bilingual and educational items.
This tramway lifts you from the Sandia foothills through five natural life zones to the top of the Sandia Mountains, more than 10,000 feet (3048 meters) above sea level. Time and terrain seem to move in harmony as passengers scout the rugged canyons and lush forests for bighorn sheep and deer. The tram docks alongside the High Finance Restaurant. With 2.7 miles (4.34 kilometers) of sky-view travel, be sure to visit this spot while in Albuquerque.
This place is known as America's official museum of nuclear science and history. A short movie shown every hour features Albert Einstein and the people involved with the development of nuclear science. The world's largest public collection of nuclear weapons is displayed here. Also on display are military air crafts, robotics and nuclear medicine exhibits.
Take a walk through time from the big bang through the ice ages in one of the premier natural history museums in the country. Also, discover a great collection of massive dinosaurs while you watch technicians work on actual fossils. You can also experience the Dynamax Theater with its multi-story screen and super sound system. Step into the Time Machine and stop by the Lode Star Center that includes a high-tech, 175-seat theater, telescope and planetarium. The STARTUP Gallery tells the story of Albuquerque's role in the development of the computer. The Nature Works store in the museum features a unique inventory of items related to dinosaurs, birds, and various species of animals and scientific gadgets.
Housed in the first public school building in Albuquerque (1881) this co-op gallery in Old Town is an outlet for some exceptional local talent. Joy Easton creates watercolors of almost touchable terrain. Mary Madsen uses oil and watercolor to take Southwestern scenery a step beyond the usual. It is well worth a visit to Yucca Art Gallery, just to view the colorful stoneware of Pat Stolgren or the oil miniatures of New Mexico's ancient churches by George Hight.
A team of the finest actors in town joined forces to found the Mother Road Theatre Company, which opened its doors in 2007. It is housed a" The Filling Station, a 1930's gas station in Barelas that has been renovated as an arts space. In addition to producing four major pieces a season, Mother Road hosts touring productions and conducts workshops and community education programs ("InRoads" for adults and the literacy-based "Avenues" for schoolchildren). The participation of Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin, who serves on their Artistic Advisory Council and conducts workshops and fundraisers, attests to the quality of the work you will see from this innovative Company. Admission is USD15-20 for adults, and USD10-15 for students and seniors.
Salón Ortega is a banquet facility in the National Hispanic Cultural Center, located within the History and Literary Arts building. It's perfectly suitable for buffets, receptions, lectures and parties. During spring and summer months, the room can be extended to the central courtyard as well. Wooden-columned ceiling and wooden floor with chandeliers make the space spectacularly different from the other venues in the Center.
The Museum of Southwestern Biology in Albuquerque, New Mexico is one of the region's most accomplished biology museums, offering in depth analysis, theories and proven facts regarding thousands of species of flora and fauna that are native to the land. The museum is divided into different sectors, with each one of them dedicated to various sub categories within the animal kingdom, offering visitors a truly systematic educational experience.
Spanning 1200 square feet, Small Engine offers an cozy little space for hosting art exhibitions and concerts. Housed inside a repair workshop, the venue is easily accessible from downtown Albuquerque, thus, allowing the art lovers to catch up on the works of local artists and musicians. Apart from local talents, the center also hosts concerts of musician on tour.
Routes Bicycle Rentals & Tours offers fun, easy and safe bike rentals and tours throughout Albuquerque. See the sites, learn the history, take photos, and make memories. Enjoy your ride; let Routes be your guide! Routes Rentals & Tours is a family-owned boutique in the historic core of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA with a focus on providing unique, sustainable experiences and products for our patrons. Routes features full-service bicycle and snowshoe rentals accompanied by custom maps, accessories, gifts, and concierge-level service. Whether you are a visitor to Albuquerque or a local, the goal of our staff is to serve as an invaluable resource for all events, locations, secret gems, and things Albuquerque / New Mexico. We love and support our unique community, and are excited to share the best of Albuquerque with you. In need of bike repair or maintenance? We do that too! Stop on down today.