Twelve thousand years ago, saber-toothed cats and dire wolves hunted bison and mammoths in a wetter, cooler southern New Mexico. Glaciers sculpted mountain peaks as far south as Sierra Blanca (mural by Kent Pendleton).
New Mexico Museum of Natural History
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The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was founded in 1986.
The Museum's permanent exhibit halls are as follows:
Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Jurassic Super Giants
New Mexico's Seacoast
Age of Volcanoes
New Mexico's Ice Age
Other permanent exhibits include a planetarium and two floors of exhibit galleries dedicated to astronomy and space exploration.