The Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, or MoNaS, inspires curiosity about the sciences, facilitates life-long learning, and promotes stewardship of the natural environment of the Chihuahuan Desert and southern New Mexico.

Admission is free.

Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm

Open 'til 8pm Thursday evenings

411 N. Main Street
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 522-3120
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Animal Encounters

Come meet the animals of the Chihuahuan Desert and gain a close up perspective into the lives oh Chihuahuan Desert animals as the Museum Naturalist guides the discussion on these elusive creatures. When feasible, there will be a hands on segment of the class. This Week: Mammals

11:30 AM – 12:34 PM
Las Cruces

Family Science Saturday

A fun, hands-on class for people of all ages interested in science. Each month focuses on a broad topic with a related class each week. This month: Music The classes build on each other, though they are designed so people can still participate without attending all classes. Each class features a hands on component. The classes are open to any age and we encourage groups to work together to learn about Music. This week: Create a Song

10:00 AM – 12:34 PM
Las Cruces


The Science, Nature, and Art Program (SNAP!) encourages visitors to embrace their artistic creativity while engaging in educational activities inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This week: Bubbles

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Las Cruces