We Are Advancing Research Through Education

For 90 years, the museums within the College of Arts & Sciences have served as a true point of pride for the University of New Mexico.  Not only are they an educational resource to our community and communities throughout the world, these museums serve as homes to collections that are rarely seen on other university campuses. Students who take advantage of the research opportunities available at our museums are uniquely positioned to apply their knowledge to a wide range of career prospects once they graduate.


About our museums below, including when to visit and who to contact for field trips or research support.


Individuals throughout the community are invited to visit our museums. Click below for more info.


To the next 90 years of protecting and researching our past.

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Museum of Southwestern Biology

The Museum of Southwestern Biology is a research and teaching facility in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico.

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Meteorite Museum

The Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) is a premier research institution for study of early solar system and planetary evolution.

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UNM Paleontology Collections (UNMP)

Launched in 2022, the UNM Paleontology Collections (UNMP) is a collaborative space dedicated to introducing and researching the rich history of our Earth.

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Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

The Maxwell Museum is a vital center for the study and exploration of our region's - and humanity's - deep history and remarkable cultural diversity.

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