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Tinkertown Museum is open for our 40th season (April 1 to November 1, 2023).



Directions to Tinkertown

Tinkertown is located on the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway in Sandia Park on NM Highway 536, on the way to the Sandia Crest.

Take exit 175 North off I-40. After exiting I-40, take Highway 14 six miles up the mountain through Cedar Crest and turn left on Highway 536, the road to Sandia Crest.

Tinkertown is 1.5 miles on the left. Tinkertown is just 20 minutes from Albuquerque.

2023 BALLOON FIESTA HOURS (October 7- 15, 2023)
We’ll be OPEN EVERY DAY during Balloon Fiesta from 10am-4pm.

NORMAL HOURS (April 1- November 1, 2023)
We are OPEN 10am to 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.


  • $6.00 Adults 
  • $3.00 Kids 4-17
  •   under 4 are free

School Groups

We schedule school group tours on Wednesday and Thursdays but must be booked in advance. Please call us for a reservation: 505-281-5233


Uneven and narrow walkways in Tinkertown Museum can be a challenge for those in a wheelchair or walker. For physically challenged individuals, handicapped parking is located next to the museum entrance, and for those in wheelchairs admission is FREE.

Dog Policy

Dogs that are well-behaved and on-leash are permitted on the Museum grounds. No dogs are permitted in the Museum except for Service Animals as provided in state and federal regulations. Dogs whose sole function is to provide Comfort or Emotional Support are not by law classified as Service animals and are not permitted in the Museum. Thank you for your understanding.