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American International Rattlesnake Museum

202 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1442
+1 505-242-6569
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I have a friend who has a rattlesnake or two in a retail store...

Museum is an overstatement as it is probably less than 3000 sf and probably has less than 20 snakes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brent T
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Yes, there are live snakes.

This museum is deceiving. When you enter the shop, it looks like the museum behind the gate is just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kamrin C
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This museum houses the world's largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes and aims to correct common reptilian misconceptions.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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202 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1442
West Old Town
+1 505-242-6569
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Museum is an overstatement as it is probably less than 3000 sf and probably has less than 20 snakes total... But if you want to see a snake or scorpion up close, they have them. 20 minutes is a generous time to alot such a...More

Thank Brent T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is deceiving. When you enter the shop, it looks like the museum behind the gate is just a tiny room with a few live snakes. There are actually 3 rooms full of snakes and artifacts that give so much history to our little...More

Thank Kamrin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a fun place to check out during your tour of the Old Town district. It doesn't take long to see all the reptiles in this 'museum', but you'll enjoy the enthusiasm and education these curators bring to the mix. I left with a smile.

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rattlesnake Museum was on our bucket list of things to do here and we were not disappointed. Incredible displays in a fairly compact museum space. Good sized museum which introduced us to America's Rattlesnakes. Great educational displays which explained each rattlesnake in language easily...More

Thank coogee3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this little museum which is located in the Downtown Plaza area of the old town. Entrance fees were very cheap and I had a real struggle persuading my partner to visit as she is petrified of snakes in general, let alone these bad boys...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Figuring we should have some local knowledge about what creepy/crawly animals we co-exist with, we thought this venue would be a great afternoon adventure. And it was! Although a bit cluttered with merch for the store and all things rattlesnakes, the museum gave us some...More

1  Thank akexpats2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As an educator I was thrilled with the amount of hands on experience there was in this lovely space. I learned a ton as did the three teens that went through with me. The gentleman running the place was so great and sent the kids...More

1  Thank lheilman
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Good small museum. They provide scavenger hunts for kids of all ages. This makes the learning much more fun.

1  Thank Martha A
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We made a point to visit after spotting the signs on a previous day and weren't sure what to expect. We were glad we came. It may be small and compact, but there's certainly a lot of stuff crammed in there with a bewildering range...More

2  Thank Coinchend
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We came in with a 2 year old and 12 year old. They both loved it. It was a cute little museum worth checking out. They gave my son a little scavenger hunt which was fun. There are so many different types of rattlesnakes to...More

3  Thank 2016AB
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Kathy R
6 May 2015|
Response from jkgrandma | Reviewed this property |
Wed. May 6, they are open from 11:30 to 5:30 Check their website for other days