NM Science Resources

American International Rattlesnake Museum – website
What you’ll find: facts; tour and presentation information.

Anderson Abruzzo Balloon Museum – website
What you’ll find: events calendar; tour and exhibit information; Balloon Explorium activities.

Bradbury Science Museum – website
Los Alamos
What you’ll find: virtual exhibits; guide to exhibits; Manhattan Project archives; educator materials

B-Square Ranch – website
What you’ll find: information about the three Bolack Museums (Fish & Wildlife, Electromechanical, Experimental Farm).

¡Explora! – website
What you’ll find: visitor and exhibit information; Science Fiesta; programs that include education and family outreach; a YouTube channel

Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science – website
Las Cruces
What you’ll find: museum information; events calendar

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology – website
Albuquerque (UNM campus)
What you’ll find: information on museum & collections; education outreach 

Mesalands Community College Dinosaur Museum – website
What you’ll find: museum information, summer field classes

Museum of Southwest Biology – website
Albuquerque (UNM campus)
What you’ll find: visitor information; ongoing research; community outreach 

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History – website
What you’ll find: museum information, including exhibits;  educator resources; newsletter; Nuclear Science Week (third week in October); Atomic Heritage Foundation

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (VLA) – website
West of Socorro
What you’ll find: visitor information; lots of science

National Solar Observatory, Sunspot – website
Sacramento Peak, Sunspot
What you’ll find: visitor information; research; for science information, visit the NSO website, including education outreach

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum – website
Las Cruces
What you’ll find: general information and exhibits; educator resources

New Mexico Tech Mineral Museum – website
What you’ll find: museum information; rockhounding guide

New Mexico Mining Museum – website
What you’ll find: museum information

NM Museum of Natural History & Science – website
What you’ll find: museum & planetarium visitor information; exhibits; background information on NM geoscienceSandia Mountain Natural History Center (fifth grade program); educator resources that include the Bosque Education Guide and Projecto Futuro

NM Museum of Space History – website
What you’ll find: museum and planetarium visitor information; event calendar that includes public lectures; home of the Trinity Site guided tour;  New Mexico Space Trail; Space Hall of Fame

NMSU Arthropod Museum – website
Las Cruces
What you’ll find: museum details; collecting insectsoutreach programs

Pajarito Environmental Education Center – website
Los Alamos
What you’ll find: museum information; virtual field trips; nature guides and checklists; Los Alamos trails app. 

Roswell Museum – website
What you’ll find: museum & planetarium visitor information; research library with Robert Goddard repository

Santa Fe Children’s Museum – website
Santa Fe
What you’ll find: museum information

Silver City Museum – website
Silver City
What you’ll find: museum information

Western Heritage Museum – website
What you’ll find: museum information, education resources

Links verified January 2022

AFRL La Luz Academy – website
Mission to Mars (5th grade); DOD Starbase (5th grade); Tech Flight (middle school); Robot Systems Flight (middle school); STEM Challenge (high school); STEMYS (educators); Super STEM Saturday (public); STEM Signing Day (HS seniors)

Albuquerque Astronomical Society – website
In-school programs; star parties; observatory (Belen); telescope loaner program

Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Project (BEMP) – website
K-12 education programs and camps; downloadable lessons; datasets

Brain-Hackers Association – website
School programs for computer programming, biotechnology and robotics; downloadable lessons on the human brain

Café Scientifique – website
Española, Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque
Teen programs for discussing science and technology

Expanding Your Horizons – website
Targeting middle school girls to consider careers in STEM fields (workshops/conferences)

Fractal Foundation – website
Fractal shows; fractal lessons, activities, and resources (all things fractal)

The Global Warming Express – website 
Santa Fe
After-school club for kids 8-12

Hawks Aloft – website
Raptor rescue; education and community outreach; newsletter

National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair – website
Albuquerque (national scope)
Student programs and challenges

NM Ag in the Classroom – website
Las Cruces
Lessons, training and presentations

New Mexico FIRST™ LEGO™ League – website
Competition and resources related to robotics and computer programming for 3 age divisions

NM MESA – website
Middle/high school school-based program that includes competitions, field trips, and scholarships

New Mexico PBS – website
Community & school outreach; science cafés

NM State Science & Engineering Fair – website 
Statewide regions 
Information, regions and rules

NM STEM Connection-H – website
Albuquerque, UNM
Comprehensive list of resources – programs, people, news – related exclusively to STEM education in New Mexico

Northern New Mexico STEAM Hub – website
Education outreach from LANL, focussed on educator professional development; lots of resources; activities; newsletter

Math & Science Advisory Council – website
Santa Fe, through PED
Review and advisory to the Public Education Department related to STEM education; issues comprehensive annual report on the state of STEM education in NM

Project GUTS – website
Santa Fe (national in scope)
Middle0school focussed program on computational thinking; curriculum, professional development, after-school clubs

RoboRave International – website
Albuquerque (international in scope)
Robotics competition for kids 8 and up

Santa Fe Alliance for Science – website
Education outreach that includes science cafés, presentations and workshops

Santa Fe Institute – website
Santa Fe
Research; adult community outreach and courses

Santa Fe Science Initiative – website
Santa Fe
Professional development for educators

Santa Fe Watershed Association – website
Santa Fe
Community and school outreach; Climate Masters

Scientifically Connected Communities – website
Las Cruces (NMSU)
Professional development for educators

Solar Astronomy Outreach – website
Timmy Telescope; community & classroom demonstrations; education resources

Southwest Center For Microsystems Education (SCME) – website
Online (UNM)
Downloadable learning modules; online courses; YouTube channel

Supercomputing Challenge – website
Middle and high school computational science competition

Young Women In Computing – website
Las Cruces (NMSU)
Programs and camps for students

Links verified 1/14/2022

If you are as student or parent looking for information about or schools; or if you are looking for data and reports; or if you are looking for financial aid and scholarship, be sure to visit the NM Higher Education Department.

Four Year Colleges and Universities

Enrollment data from the Center for Education Statistics

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales
Enrollment as of 12/21: 5,266
Home page | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | College of Education Admissions

Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development, Santa Fe
Enrollment as of 12/21: 693
Home page

Navajo Technical University, Crownpoint
Enrollment as of 12/21: 1,350
Programs in engineering, technology, computer science, science, nursing and math
Home page

New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas
Enrollment as of 12/21: 2,777
Home page | College of Arts & Sciences |  School of Education | School of Nursing  | Admissions

New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro
Enrollment as of 12/21: 1,686
Home page | Academic degree programs | Master of Science Teaching Program | Admissions
STEM Outreach: Mineral Museum | State Science Fair | Bureau of Geology & Mining | Magdalena Ridge Observatory

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
Enrollment as of 12/21: 14,227 (main campus)
Home page | College of Education | College of Arts & Science | College of Engineering | College of Agriculture | Admissions
STEM Outreach: Arthropod Museum |  Cooperative Extension Agency |  STEM Outreach | Scientifically Connected Communities | Engineering K-16 STEM Outreach | Chemistry Olympiad | 4H & Youth Programs | Center for Smart Grid Technologies | Young Women in Computing

Northern New Mexico College, Española
Enrollment as of 12/21: 1,234
Home page  | Degrees & Programs | College of Education | Admissions

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Enrollment as of 12/21: 22,311 (main campus)
Home page | Research | College of Education | College of Arts & Sciences | School of Engineering | Health Sciences Center | Admissions
Museums Museum of Southwestern Biology | Meteorite Museum | Maxwell Museum
STEM Outreach STEM Ed (subscribe to mailing list) | School of Engineering Outreach Programs

Western New Mexico University, Silver City
Enrollment as of 12/21: 2,896
Home page | Admissions | College of Education

See also
Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari 
Enrollment as of 12/21: 709
Home page Wind Research & Training Center | Dinosaur Museum

Links last checked 1/4/2022

For department and agencies that are not specifically listed, go to the NewMexico.gov page or browse the list with New Mexico A-Z

Department of Agriculture – website

Department of Cultural Affairs – website

  • Office of Archaeological Studies (see separate entry under agencies)
  • Museums (see the separate Museums section)
  • New Mexico State Library (see separate entry under agencies)

Department of Economic Development – website

Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources – website

Department of Environment – website

Department of Game & Fish – website

Departments of Public Education

Agencies and Bureaus

Bureau of Mining & Mineral Resources – website

Office of Archeological Studies – website

Office of the State Engineer – website

State Land Office – website

State Library – website

Links last checked 1/14/2022

Department of Defense – website
Defense agencies and military bases are throughout the state. Here are some unique resources.

​Department of Energy – website
The Department of Energy is all over New Mexico – in our National Laboratories and the NNSA. You can search their main website for various facilities and programs. Here are a couple of unique resources

Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico, Department of the Interior – website

Fish & Wildlife Service, Southwest Region R2, Department of the Interior  – website

Forest Service, Southwest Region R3, USDA – website

National Park Service, Region 7, Department of the Interior – website


Links verified 1/15/2022