Here are some resources that schools and OST programs can work with to bring activities to their location. Note: There may be costs associated with these services.
Explora Science Center and Children's Museum does extensive outreach throughout the state, including classroom explorations, family/community science, and assembly programs.
Check out their Programs web page for additional information and contacts.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Albuquerque):
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science has Museum Kits for Loan. Topics include Fossils, Minerals and Rocks, Birds, and Marine Invertebrates. Kits can be borrowed at no cost for a two-week period, but the kits must be picked up and returned by the borrower.
For additional information or to arrange a loan:
Michael Sanchez or Kelly White; Phone: (505) 841-2853;
Santa Fe Children's Museum (Santa Fe):
The Stargazer Portable Planetarium is not currently available, but they do offer virtual field trips on several different topics.
For further information, please contact the museum at (505) 989-8359 or email them.
Space History Museum (Alamogordo):
Rocketeer Academy programs support teachers in meeting goals and objectives established in the New Mexico Public Education Department Science Standards (NM-PED), the National Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Activities include "The Awful Truth about Zero-G" and "Alien Autopsy." They also have a portable planetarium that can be setup in suitable locations.
For more information, call 575-437-2840 or visit the museum education department.