Your Visit

Visitor takes a photograph with a smart phone. Photo by Hannah Abelbeck

Visitation Policies

To ensure protection of the museum collection and the safety of all visitors, the museum asks that you adhere to the following policies.



Photography is allowed thoughout the New Mexico History Museum campus, in the museum lobby spaces, classrooms, or in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors.

Photography is permitted inside exhibitions unless otherwise stated. No flash is allowed in exhibitions, as items on display may be light sensitive. In changing exhibitions, artifacts or artwork may be on loan to the museum with agreements that do not allow for photographs to be taken. 

For information about permits for commercial photography and film, contact the museum at (505) 476–5200. 

Food and Drink

The history museum does not have food concessions or eating areas. However, a number of restaurants are located in the surrounding area.

Food and beverages are prohibited in all gallery spaces. Water bottles are permitted in the lobbies, courtyard, auditorium, and classrooms.

Subject to conditions outlined in our rental agreements, provisions can be made for service of food and beverages at private gatherings in a limited number of areas within the museum.

Coats and Bags

We offer unsecured coat closets and cubbies. Lockers are available on the Washington side of the museum for .25 cents.



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