Day trip: New Mexico Museum of Space History

• Place: New Mexico Museum of Space History

• Location: Highway 2001 in Alamogordo.

• What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about the history and science of space exploration. Exhibits include the ViewSpace Theatre, which is an internet-fed, self-updating, permanent exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and its successor, The James Webb Space Telescope; the John P. Stapp Air & Space Park, which consists of consists of large space-related artifacts documenting mankinds exploration of space; and The International Space Hall of Fame, which recognizes the efforts and achievements of those who have endeavored to advance man’s knowledge of the universe, and his ability to explore space.

• What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages

• Admission prices?: Adults: $6 general $6 IMAX $10 both; Seniors: $5 general, $5.50 IMAX, $9 both; Children (4 to 12 years old) $4 general, $4.50 IMAX; $7 both.

• Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

• Special events coming up: Science With Santa! 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26. Santa will bring a big bagful of science experiments and projects to teach the scientific principle behind many winter phenomenon.

• Information: 575-437-2840; www.nmspacemuseum.org