Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Slither into this Albuquerque museum and come out rattled over how cool it is. If you asp me, you don’t want to hiss the Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Located in Old Town, Albuquerque, the Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop celebrates all things serpentes. The Albuquerque museum’s mission is to correct common reptilian misconceptions and, with around 34 different varieties of live rattlesnakes, it is home to the world’s largest collection of different species (they say they have more than the Bronx Zoo, Philadelphia Zoo, National Zoo, Denver Zoo,San Francisco Zoo, and San Diego Zoo combined!). The museum was opened on May 5, 1990 by native Albuquerque resident and former high school biology teacher Bob Myers.

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Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Snake through the rooms of the museum to find different species at every corner. Get up close and observe the snakes in glass tanks furnished with the finest greenery and hiding spaces typical of their native habitats.

You’ll also be able to explore snake and snake-related memorabilia, artwork, and artifacts, study materials and educational tools, and shop the gift shop for the perfect snake souvenir.

Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Scared of snakes? While this might not be the best attraction for those who suffer from ophidiophobia, for the casual visitor there is nothing to worry about. Rattlesnakes only bite people when they’re scared or angry, so as long as you refrain from tapping on the glass or reaching into the habitats, you should be fine. Still, anyone who forks over the admission fee will come out with a Certificate of Bravery to commemorate their trip and reward them for courageously making it through.

Scale up your road trip itinerary and add this snake museum to your agenda. I promise, these snakes will charm you.

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Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Love this New Mexico roadside attraction? Check out these other fun road trip stops nearby: Tinkertown Museum, Singing Highway, 66 Diner, Owl Cafe, the big red arrow, Dog House, and the Breaking Bad Store & Museum.

Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop

Address: 202 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Cost: $8.95 (Adults), $7.95 (Seniors 60+, Active Military, Teachers, Students – ID Required), $6.95 (Children 3 through 12), FREE (Children Under 3)
Hours:
September 1st – May 31st: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30pm-5:30pm, Closed Sunday-Monday
June 1st – August 31st: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30pm-5:30pm, Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm, Closed Monday

Hours, admission, and information subject to change. Visit the attraction’s official website for up-to-date information.

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Slither into this Albuquerque museum and come out rattled over how cool it is. If you asp me, you don't want to hiss the Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop has the world's largest collection of different snake species. Visit this weird New Mexico roadside attraction and museum on your road trip. Add it to your travel itinerary! #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAttractions #NewMexicoRoadsideAttraction #RoadTrip #NewMexicoRoadTrip

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.