Albuquerque, New Mexico: American International Rattlesnake Museum

Lots of rattlesnakes behind glass. Feeding time is always a treat, but not for the mice.
Address:
202 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM
Directions:
Take Central Ave. west from I-25 about 3 miles to Old Town and Old Route 66.
Hours:
Sep.-May M-F 11:30-5:30, Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. June-Aug. M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. (Call to verify)
Phone:
505-242-6569
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American International Rattlesnake Museum

Make sure to check the hours before you plan a trip.

[Karren, 04/05/2016]

Good suggestion to call ahead - the sign on the museum door advises: "We may be closed temporarily for animal rescues or visiting field-trip groups."

Albino rattlesnake.

American International Rattlesnake Museum

Had a great time. Introduced the Rattlesnake Museum owner to Roadside America and got you a new fan! Lots of snakes and assorted critters.

[Jim Yingling, 05/24/2013]
Rattlesnake Museum

We loved this cute, quirky little nature center! If you are at all interested in snakes, reptiles, or animals, I highly recommend it. The kids (1 and 3) enjoyed it a lot and admission was reasonable. When we visited there was a field trip and a fun video presentation. This was one of the few attractions on our Route 66 trip that actually met expectations!

[jupiter76, 05/17/2013]

The Route 66 trail through Albuquerque has some attractions that rate high with us, such as Tinkertown and the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. We're glad the rattlesnakes came through for you.

Albino snake.

Rattlesnake Museum

The Rattlesnake Museum was one of my favorite places to visit, thanks to Bob, your friendly neighborhood rattlesnake man. He was very willing to chat, and the entrance fee to see the snakes, spiders, and various other creepy-crawlies was very much worth it.

Bob also collects photos of snake tattoos, and I have a snake tattooed around my arm - so somehow I ended up with a ball python dangling over my shoulder while Bob took photos for his album!

[Jeanie, 09/11/2008]
Rattlesnake Museum

The Rattlesnake Museum has many huge, live rattlesnakes behind glass and lots of neat souvenirs. It's in Old Town Albuquerque just off Old Route 66.

[Margot Plummer, 05/13/2001]

The American International Rattlesnake Museum has about 150 snakes on display. Their albino western diamondback is named "Marilyn."

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