New Mexico is a state full of amazing opportunities to have fun with the whole family. Breathtaking landscapes, super interesting kid-friendly museums, a great variety of outdoor and indoor places, and so much more is what you will find in and near Albuquerque. From adventurous activities surrounded by the most magical nature, to indoor fun facilities for all ages, here’s a list of the 50 coolest things to do and all the necessary information!

Where: 4800 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: 11am open. 6 pm to 9 pm-close. Varies on the month. Open late-April to late September. Watermania opens Memorial Day to Labour Day.

An outdoor amusement park where you will have fun for hours and hours!
It features more than 23 different rides for every member of the family to have fun. Cliff-s is also home to WaterMania, an amazing water park that kids will love!

Where: 30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Tram open daily 9am – 8pm | Tram closed Tuesdays

Experience views of nature that you will never forget.
The trip on the Sandia Peak Tramway will transport you 2.7 miles above the ground! A unique experience for kids and adults to enjoy! Whether you visit in winter or summer, you will not regret it!

Where: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Hours: 9am – 4:30pm Daily

Immerse in an amazing experience seeing and learning about aquatic animals like sharks, turtles, lobsters, and more!
This is an amazing idea to spend the day with the family, everyone will love the ABQ BioPark Aquarium!

Where: 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Hours: 9am – 5pm Wed | 10am – 6:30pm Thurs | 10am – 5pm Fri & Sat | 12pm – 5pm Sun

This museum offers more than 30 hands/on, educational and interactive exhibits, as well as weekly programs and special events!
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum will become your kids’ favorite place!

Where: 1025 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 9pm | Saturday and Sunday 9am – 9pm

New Mexican food, burgers, ‘’gringo’’ food, breakfast, house specialties and more!
Kids can try the great kids’ menu, and everyone will have a nice time!

Where: 5300 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
Hours: 9am – 10am – KidJump (6 & under only) | 10am – 9pm – Open Jump (all ages) | Friday-Saturday: 9am – 10am – KidJump (6 & under only) | 10am – 9pm – Open Jump (all ages) | 9pm – 11pm – Club Gravity (ages 15+) | Sunday 11am – 7pm

Your kids will have tons of fun!
Some of the fun activities you will find include Open Jump, a Ninja obstacle course, Dodgeball, Foam Pits and so much more! Kids will have tons of fun and will get some physical activity in the meantime!

Where: 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: 9am – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday

Learn about history, art, science and the sport of ballooning at the International Balloon Museum!
You will find many interactive exhibitions and educational programs for all the family to enjoy!

Where: 500 Terrace Ave, Chama, NM, USA
Hours: Runs from 10 am May through October plus seasonal specials.

Don-t miss this incredible chance to witness beautiful scenery and have a beyond/amazing experience with the entire family!
This train ride is one of the must/do things in New Mexico!

Where: White Sands National Monument Historic District, New Mexico, USA
Hours: Visitor Center: Summer 8am – 7pm. Winter/Fall 9am – 5pm. Spring 8am – 7pm | Open all year round, but closed Christmas Day.

Enjoy the magical views of the gypsum sand, and see some flora and fauna of the place.
You can take a stroller-friendly trail and behold the wonderful scenery.

Where: 4800 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: 11am open. 6 pm to 9 pm-close. Varies on the month. Open late-April to late September. Watermania opens Memorial Day to Labour Day.

An outdoor amusement park where you will have fun for hours and hours!
It features more than 23 different rides for every member of the family to have fun. Cliff-s is also home to WaterMania, an amazing water park that kids will love!

Where: 2500 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA
Hours: Summer Hours: Thursday 4pm-9pm | Friday through Sunday: 10am to 9pm & 3pm-4pm | Monday 10am-3pm | School Year Hours: Friday 4pm-9pm | Saturday 10am-3pm & 4pm-9pm | Sunday 10am to 3pm.

This amazing indoor water park has it all! Twisting water slides, waterfalls, basketball hoops and so much more!
You can visit Surf n- Slide at any time of the year! Have fun with the whole family!

Where: 6705 Fortuna Road Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87121, USA
Hours: Monday – Friday: 05:30am – 08:00am, 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00pm | Sunday: Closed

There is plenty to enjoy at West Mesa Aquatic Center!
From an Olympic pool with a movable floor to adjust for different activities to an indoor recreational pool with an amazing water slide! The whole family will have so much fun playing in the different pools, or just relaxing! There’s also an outdoor pool with two water slides.

Where: 6125 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA
Hours: 9 am – 8 pm Monday – Thursday | 9 am – 9 pm Friday- Saturday | 11 am – 6 pm Sunday

Here you will find fresh food made fast!
The whole family will love the Pastrami produced in California and the fresh bread baked daily!

Where: 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm daily Admission: Adults: $8 admission. $7 planetarium show | Children: $5 (Ages 3 to 12). $4 planetarium show | Free Under: 2 years

At the Museum of Natural History and Science kids will learn about dinosaurs, New Mexico’s wildlife, and so much more through amazing exhibits.
They will also be able to visit the Planetarium and see incredible events on space and the universe! If this is not enough, the Dynatheater shows 3D educational movies for kids to enjoy while they learn something new! Both children and adults will enjoy the Museum of Natural History and Science.

Where: 903 10th St SW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Gates open 9am – 4:30pm daily. Park closes at 5pm

The entire family will really enjoy a visit to the ABQ BioPark Zoo!
You will see animals in their environment as you learn about them thanks to the incredible exhibits! From elephants to penguins, you will find many interesting animals and see how well cared they are!

Where: 5205 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 10am-9pm | Thursday: 10am-11pm | Friday and Saturday: 10am-10pm

Is there anything better than spending the day jumping on trampolines? Yes.
Spending the day jumping on trampolines, playing laser tag, trying a virtual reality simulator, climbing walls and many more activities that you will find at Cool Springz!

Where: 1800 Tingley Dr. SW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Sunrise-Sunset. Year-Round

Spend a fun family day at Tingley Beach and enjoy a picnic by the coast, boating and free fishing areas in the beautiful fishing ponds!
There are paths for walking and running, and amazing wildlife to watch.

Where: 400 Pioneer Rd, Red River, NM, USA
Hours: Season is Nov. 21 to March 24.

Enjoy a nice winter with the family at the Red River Ski Area!
You will be able to do some skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and more! Discover why they call it ‘’The Ski Town of the Southwest’’! You will have a really nice family time in this snowy paradise!

Where: 10019 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, USA
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 7am – 9pm | Friday – Saturday: 7am – 9pm

This local favorite since 1992, features great options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week!
The menu for kids offers many great options as well, so everyone will love happy and with a full stomach!

Where: 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Hours: 10am – 5pm. Open daily from May to October then closed Mondays November to April.

From exhibitions and programs that will teach you about New Mexico’s historical experiences, collections about New Mexico’s heritage, this place serves as a history center for research, learning, and education.
This is the place to understand New Mexico’s diverse cultures!

Where: 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Tours have specific departure time (Best Of Tour typically 11 am and 1 pm) but check online before you book. Operates year-round.

Create beautiful memories at this historic Albuquerque Trolley ride!
As you tour the city, you can take awesome pictures and enjoy the experience! Both kids and adults will love it.

Where: 1306 East College Boulevard, Roswell, NM 88201, USA
Hours: Open Year-Round. Closed Tuesdays | April 1 – Sept. 30: 9am – 6pm | Oct. 1 – March 31: 9am – 5pm | Closed Christmas Day

Get in touch with this amazing planet that we live in at Spring River Zoo!
Learn all about the amazing animals and plants in the zoo, have hours of fun in the great attractions, and enjoy a nice family day in the open-air!

Where: 1405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm | Friday: 11am – 11pm | Saturday: 8am – 11pm | Sunday: 8am – 10pm | Breakfast Hours: Saturday and Sunday 8am – Noon

The entire family will love visiting this place!
From amazing shakes and food to the 50’s style, a nice and different lunch or dinner is guaranteed! Don’t miss the chance to experience this place.

Where: 727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad, NM, USA
Hours: Visitor Center 8am open. 5pm/7pm-close. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Years Day

You will be amazed at this astonishing place!
Having this marvelous caves as a background for your memories can not get any better! You will also be able to see some desert wildlife, flowering cactus and more!

Where: 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10am-6pm | Sunday: 12pm-6pm

The Explora Science Center provides fun for all ages with many hands-on activities and exhibits.
Featuring the Children’s Museums, you will find classes for children including the robotics club, engineering and physics science club and so much more! Every member of the family is welcome to enjoy a day and to learn something new.

Where: 9530 Tramway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Visit the website to see the schedule.

Nothing better to get on Winter’s mood than an ice-skating day!
Visitors can skate on four connected rinks at the same time! This is the perfect place to spend a nice family day full of fun! Check the skating classes schedule if you are interested in learning some tricks!

Where: 4130 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Monday – Friday: Noon to 11pm | Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 9pm | Members Only; Mon.-Fri. 6am to Noon

An outdoor amusement park where you will have fun for hours and hours!
It features more than 23 different rides for every member of the family to have fun. Cliff-s is also home to WaterMania, an amazing water park that kids will love!

Where: 601 Eubank Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: 9am – 5pm Daily

Interested in the story of the Atomic Age?
Learn about the early research of nuclear development and the uses of nuclear technology today. Everything you need to know about the past, present and future of nuclear science is here! Enjoy the many exhibits presented, and discover something new every time you visit!

Where: Miller Ln, Angel Fire, NM, USA
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm | 4 pm to 8 pm for Night Ski

200 vertical feet, 6 lifts, 3 terrain parks, night skiing and more!
This mountain resort offers everything to make your ski vacation the best one! If you don’t feel like skiing, there are many other activities that you and the whole family can enjoy, such as snow tubing, snowboarding, horseback rides, hiking, tennis, fishing and so much more!

Where: 2401 12th Street Northwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104, USA
Hours: 9am – 5pm Daily

Learn about the history, culture, and art of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.
You will find thousands of artifacts and works of art, rotating exhibits, a library and archives with books related to the 19 Pueblos and other Southwest tribes. This is truly a great place to learn about the Southwest past.

Where: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: 7am – 7pm Daily

You will be living a thrilling experience with the entire family at the premier hot air balloon ride company in the Southwest! And, of course, you better take some pictures to remember this wonderful experience!
Amazing backgrounds and breathtaking views will make this the best family experience ever!

Where: 1701 N Dustin Ave, Farmington, NM 87401, USA
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30am to 6pm | Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Have an amazing day full of fun with friends and family at Bisti Bay!
You will enjoy the lazy river, an in-pool playground, spray features, play aquatic volleyball and basketball areas, two large slides, food trucks and so much more!

Where: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: 9am – 4:30 pm Daily

Learn everything about native New Mexico plant species as you wander through breathtaking gardens and exhibits including the Desert Conservatory, the Mediterranean Conservatory, Camino de Flores and so much more!
Fall in love with New Mexico’s nature at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden!

Where: 2217 NM-68, Embudo, NM, USA
Hours: 8am – 8pm. Family rafting April to September.

Try some rafting and multi-adventures trip with the family!
New Mexico River Adventures will guarantee you a super safe and fun experience. There are many options to choose from such as a full day of whitewater, a three-day trip on the Rio Chama, or a nice and relaxing afternoon float!

Where: 340 Los Cerritos Road, Los Lunas, NM, USA
Hours: Thursday: 2:30pm – 5pm | Friiday: 2:30pm – 9pm | Saturday: 10am – 8pm | Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Bounce all day at Serendipity Fun Center!
The place offers three amazing Party Packages and all of them include the basics to have a great birthday celebration. Spend a nice afternoon watching your kids have fun!

Where: 6001 Unser Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Open year-round 8:30am to 4:30pm

Experience the joy of visiting this breathtaking place that features designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks made by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago!
Spend the day with the entire family and admire this valuable record of cultural expression!

Where: 825 Early St, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Hours: Monday: 3pm – 9pm | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am – 9pm | Wednesday: 3pm – 10pm | Saturday: 12pm – 8pm | Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Choose from many different walls for all levels of difficulty!
New Mexico’s only indoor climbing gym offers fun for every level of climbers, and it also features a space for the little ones to have fun too! This gym supplies the shoes and harnesses so all you need to take is enthusiasm to have a great time!

Where: 84 Rd 2900, Aztec, NM, USA
Hours: 8am – 5pm Daily

Explore the Visitors Center, go on an Aztec West self-guided tour, become a Junior Ranger and more!
Discover the amazing archeological sites along the Animas River and the stories of the early Pueblo!

Where: 3115 NM-161, Watrous, NM 87753
Hours: Winter Hours: Labor Day to Memorial Day 8am to 4pm | Summer Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day 8am to 5pm

Take a nice family portrait at the Fort Union National Monument!
You can enjoy the visit taking a self-guided tour on the interpretive trail! Join a lecture, an interpretive program and more! And you will have a family photo with an important New Mexico location!

Where: 1504 Miehls Dr, Carlsbad, NM, USA
Hours: Winter Hours: 9am – 5pm | Last zoo entry 3:30pm | Open every day except Christmas day.

Spend a family-day connecting with nature!
You will see and learn about the plants and animal life of the Chihuahuan Desert region! From snakes to birds of prey and elks, you will see many amazing species!

Where: 3198 State Rte 2001, Alamogordo, NM, USA
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: 10am – 5pm | Sunday: 12pm – 5pm | Closed Tuesdays

Childhood is always full of curiosity, and most kids often feel very attracted to space and the universe.
If this is the case for your child, then the New Mexico Museum of Space History is the right place to visit! Kids will learn about rockets, missiles and space technology. From rocket experiments exhibitions to a mock-up of the International Space Station, there’s plenty to see and enjoy!

Where: 1164 Parkway Dr, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Hours: Trip times depend on the tour booked. Seasonal April to June/July

Whether you prefer rafting or kayaking, you will have a great time at Kokopelli Rafting Adventures.
There are experiences for all levels and you will get to learn a lot as the experienced guides focus on the natural and cultural history of the region!

Where: 12931 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 1pm-8pm | Friday: 1pm-11pm | Saturday: 1am-11pm | Sunday: 10am-8pm

Hinkle Family Fun Center has many options to enjoy a really fun time! miniature golf courses, Go-Kart Track, rock climbing, laser tag, bungee jump trampoline and so much more!
If you are planning to celebrate a birthday party here, you will have many options to choose from including Attraction Packages and Paintball Packages. Each one of them has different options for you to choose from!

Where: 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Enjoy many world-class exhibitions, educational classes for children, live performances, guided-tours, relax at the cafe, admire the Sculpture Garden and so much more!
The Albuquerque Museum is Albuquerque’s premier cultural institution! You will not want to miss this super interesting place that every member of the family will enjoy!

Where: 4250 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Hours: Monday – Friday: 1pm to 9pm | Saturday: 10am to 9pm | Sunday: 12pm to 6pm

All Out Zone can be a very good option to take the kids!
They can play dart tag games and have an epic battle! This is a perfect idea to enjoy with the entire family and friends!

Where: 34 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Hours: June 1 through October 6. | Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 4pm

This is the place to visit if you are interested to learn about the heritage, history, and culture of the 18th and 19th century New Mexico.
There are original colonial buildings that date from the early 1700s! Discover life aspects in the Spanish, Mexican and Territorial periods of the Southwest.

Where: 303 Romero St NW, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: 12 pm history tours and 8 pm ghost tours. History tours daily from March to October.

Old Town was here 70 years before the United States became a country!
On this walking tour, you will discover the streets of one of the oldest towns in North America, learn many interesting historical facts!

Where: 1208 North Norris Street, Clovis, New Mexico 88101, USA
Hours: The Zoo is closed on Mondays. The admission gate is open Sunday through Saturday: 9am to 4pm.

A Bengal tiger, giraffes, reptiles, primates, and more unique and amazing animals await for you at Hillcrest Park Zoo!
Discover the fun attractions and rides, the Sunken Gardens, soccer fields, and playgrounds! Such a fun idea to spend the day connecting with nature!

Where: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Hours: 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday (Monday included from May to October). Open year-round, closed Mondays from November to April

You will learn about the stories of the Southwest people from pre-history through contemporary art!
Enjoy the many changing exhibitions, public lectures, educational programs, field trips and more!

Where: 11004 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Hours: 7am – 2pm Everyday

Every kid loves something sweet, and this is the right place to visit and try some!
Delicious breakfast, lunch, and nice family moments await for you and your family at Weck’s!