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.
With a rich historical background, the Guild Cinema is an old theater that was first opened in 1966 as a store. It underwent several changes and was passed down to many owners until 2004. Today, it is one of the only theaters in the city that showcases art films. The cinema calls itself the only independent theater in the city and takes pride in screening multiple-genre movies. It is also available for private hire for parties and other events. Fun for movie buffs doesn't end here- Guild Cinema plays host to popular film festivals like the Troma Dance, International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and Summer in the Dark Festival of Film Noir among others.
The Indian Pueblo Culture Center is owned and operated by the 19 Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico. Visit the museums, galleries and gift shops where more than 305,000 visitors annually experience the culture, art and history of pueblo life. Children are welcome to join hands-on experiences in the Pueblo House Children's Museum. Art and craft workshops, various Indian Rites and many special celebrations and events are planned throughout the year. The Pueblo Harvest Cafe serves great New Mexican and Native American dishes at reasonable prices.
It is believed that the University Art Museum has the biggest compilation of fine art works in the state. Established in 1963, the museum has about 30,000 items including photographs, prints, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other works of contemporary art. Art works by Jerome Bowers Peterson, Beaumont Newhall, Theodore J. Labhard, Clinton and Mary Adams, and Raymond Jonson are housed in the museum. Located at the University of New Mexico, the museum is a haven for art lovers.
About ten decades old, The Yards is an old structure that was once, a hub for industrial activities. The rustic ambiance of the building with steel ceilings, stained glass windows, and old architecture make for an excellent atmosphere, reminiscent of the old times. Now, The Yards hosts a variety of local events and private functions alike.
The Pit is a multipurpose arena that primarily caters to basketball tournaments. Established in 1965, the arena has been hosting a slew of basketball championships and is home to the University of New Mexico Lobo basketball teams. The arena was named so owing to its appearance and built- the playing floor is situated about 11.27 meters (37 feet) below the ground level. The arena has been hosting the NCAA basketball tournaments for a long time now. Apart from this, it has also hosted the Professional Bull Riders Ty Murray games and World Wrestling Entertainment matches. Music concerts have frequently been held here as well- Elton John, Taylor Swift, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, have performed at The Pit in the past.
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.
Albuquerque's largest performing arts facility has been remodeled in recent years and now offers near perfect acoustics on the stage, orchestra pit, mezzanine and balcony. The center features four theaters and an art museum containing five galleries that house a permanent collection of more than 28,000 photographs, paintings, drawings and prints. This center is located in Popejoy Hall on UNM campus, just north of Cornell and Central. Matinee shows and weekend performances vary, call for information.
Located close to Fairview Memorial Park, Heights Community Center is nestled in the heart of Albuquerque in New Mexico. It features a computer lab, a dance hall, arts and craft room, half-sized basketball court and various multi-purpose rooms. The center offers a number of after-school programs for the community’s youth. In addition to this, adults are also offered courses in computers, dance and basketball.
The Lobo Theater is an old-school cinema house located in Albuquerque. This establishment was built in 1938 and is the oldest of its kind in town. A hub for independent and classic films, it was converted into a church campus in 2001. This space plays host to an array of concerts and community events throughout the year.