New Mexico, North America

International UFO Museum

Do you have a Bucket List? My daughter does and this stop was to mark something off. When we went on our road trip last summer, we took a detour and visited the Roswell, New Mexico International UFO Museum. Lucky us, on our way we were able to stop to visit one of my very favorite people. She went along with us to Roswell and we had a fun few hours.


International UFO Museum

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Driving Through Roswell

You will know when you get to Roswell because not only is it a town in the middle of nothing else but dessert, but there are alien statues, pictures, etc everywhere you look. Be sure to look up because even the street lamps are aliens.

International UFO Museum

International UFO Museum

The museum location:

114 N Main Street

Roswell, New Mexico


Open Daily 9am-5pm

Admission Fee:

Adults $5

Kids (5-15) $2

Seniors/Military/First Responders $3

International UFO Museum

We were lucky enough to find free street parking, just in front of the museum. If it seems like a busy day, park wherever you can. There are parking lots around the area too. As you walk into the museum, be sure to check out out the posters and displays. They are interesting, if not somewhat funny.

International UFO Museum

The Roswell Incident

The International UFO Museum explores the “Roswell Incident of 1947”. In case you don’t know, this incident was a rancher, W.W. “Mack” Brazel coming upon debris from a large metal object, that cut a trench several hundred feet long into the ground. Apparently there had been several UFO sitings in the area and the people he talked to said maybe they were from an alien spacecraft. Brazel reported to the sheriff, who contacted the military. If you would like to read more about it, check out the museum website.

In the Museum

When you walk into the actual museum, don’t let it overwhelm you. If you really want to dive deeply into the information provided, you could easily spend 3 hours. There are lots of things to read, watch and listen to. We didn’t hit every single exhibit, but did read a lot of it.

International UFO Museum

These guys below were fun, if not a little startling. It doesn’t light up, make noise and smoke all the time. When it started making noise, talking and smoking, I did jump a little bit. Check out my Instagram to see it in action.

International UFO Museum

As you walk around, you will see some really interesting things, like this ‘alien’ hanging out in the water. If your feet are getting tired, there are a good seating area and some restrooms near this guy.

International UFO Museum

The Autopsy Room

These next photos are props from the movie “Roswell”, based on the book “UFO Crash at Roswell“. There are a surprising amount of books about the July 1947 incident.

International UFO Museum

I haven’t actually read the book, but I always thought aliens we green and I didn’t know they had feet and hands similar to ours. These stretch my brain a little bit.

International UFO Museum

Do You Believe?

Overall, we had a good time and learned quite a lot at the International UFO Museum. I’m glad we were able to mark something off my daughter’s bucket list. So what do you think? Do you think aliens are real? Have you ever seen a UFO?

International UFO Museum





International UFO Museum

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  • Freya February 26, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    This looks like great fun. I knew Roswell had something to do with UFOs but didn’t realise the story dates back to an incident in 1947. This would definitely make a quirky and entertaining stop on a US road trip, I’d add it to my itinerary 🙂

    • ppadmin May 11, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      It’s exactly that, quirky and entertaining. I’m glad we were able to stop.

  • Nicole Hunter February 26, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    OmG! Going to Roswell and to the UFO museum would be such a blast. The photos look like this place would be an ideal spot for families. Thanks for all the great tips.

    • ppadmin May 11, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      It was fun. I wish we had a little more time. I don’t think it’s a destination, but a half day on your way to Carlsbad National Park would be great.

  • Sharon February 26, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    What a kick! The autopsy room is amazing. The UFO museum is certainly one of a kind!

    • ppadmin March 3, 2020 at 10:54 am

      You are right. It was something to see for sure.

  • Beverley February 27, 2020 at 5:51 am

    I have never heard of this, so this was an interesting read for me. I love that story behind how Roswell connections with aliens. I think on my next road trip in the USA I’ll definitely be stopping by, hopefully I won’t be startled by the aliens that light up speak and smoke.

    • ppadmin March 3, 2020 at 10:55 am

      I’m glad you’re considering stopping in Roswell. It’s quite interesting.

  • arv February 27, 2020 at 6:33 am

    I was not aware that the International UFO museum exists. Never heard of this town, too. I guess this is not my kind of museum but certainly interesting to know.

    • ppadmin March 3, 2020 at 10:55 am

      It’s an interesting place. It’s fun for a little stop on the road.

  • Hailey February 27, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    The UFO museum sounds like an interesting place to spend an afternoon. It is definitely unique! I love the picture of the alien holding up the Dunkin Doughnuts sign, and those light posts! I bet they have some hilarious souvenirs in the gift shops. 🙂

    • ppadmin March 3, 2020 at 10:56 am

      They really do. The whole town is funny that way.

  • Jordin February 27, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    What a fun bucket list item! My boyfriend would LOVE to visit this. When traveling back to New Mexico this will be a MUST stop for us. I love all of the props and visuals at this museum.

    • ppadmin March 3, 2020 at 10:57 am

      That’s great! I hope he loves it so much! I hope you do too.

  • Yukti Agrawal February 28, 2020 at 3:13 am

    Wow UFO museum too exists, I never knew this before reading your post. My sons will be totally interested in this after knowing this. They love such things. I never knew that interesting incident of Rosewall in 1947 and now after reading your post, will find out some more facts on that incident.

    • ppadmin March 3, 2020 at 10:58 am

      I wonder what it would have been like to be there in 1947. Lots of crazy stuff must have happened.

  • Soumya Gayatri February 28, 2020 at 9:02 am

    This is totally new thing for me. Never even heard of a UFO museum. My kid would be thrilled to explore this. So much to learn for kids there. I would love to get some closeups with the aliens too.

    • ppadmin March 3, 2020 at 10:59 am

      Those pictures would be fun to have. The kids that I saw there seemed to be having a lot of fun.