- This much-anticipated addition to Santa Fe's museum resources opened in May 2009 to great acclaim. The opening day attracted 7,000 visitors and included ceremonies involving the Spanish and Mexican ambassadors to the United States, the New Mexico governor, and several state cabinet secretaries. The New Mexico History Museum is comprised of three floors of temporary and permanent exhibits and seeks to challenge the way the world thinks about New Mexico and the American West. Admission is free on Friday evenings, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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