The Las Cruces Museum of Natural History is dedicated to interpreting the Chihuahuan Desert and making science accessible to everyone. Our exhibits include a selection of reptiles, amphibians and fish of the Chihuahuan Desert, an exhibition about the Paleozoic Trackways found just outside of Las Cruces and the Magic Planet: allowing everyone to explore our Solar System. The museum also has an active schedule of activities and classes offered to the public that support our mission.

Address:
411 N. Main Street
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Region:
SouthWest
Phone:
(575) 522-3120
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Events

Fetch! ™ at the Farmer's Market

Every Saturday morning at the Farmer's Market, staff from the museum will present a fun, educational hands-on activity of experiment for people of all ages. Based on the PBS television show Fetch!™ with Ruff Ruffman!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
City:
Las Cruces

Animal Encounters

Museum Naturalist Richard Quick will present a different Chihuahuan Desert Animal each Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM.  Presentations range through mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and arthropods.  For each day, you can expect a presentation about the animal and a close up view of these elusive creatures.  For information about a particular day, please contact the museum.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
City:
Las Cruces

Dinosaurs A to Z

Everyone is invited to join us at the museum every Friday to explore the ancient world in Dinosaurs A to Z! Every week we choose a new ancient animal to discuss, working our way through the alphabet, one letter at a time. A hands-on project for children follows each discussion. For details about a specific date, please contact the museum at (575) 522-3120.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
City:
Las Cruces

Grandma Mona's Science Storytime

Pre-K children and their families are invited to join us at the museum every Thursday for activities especially for them.  On the 2nd Thursday, we host Grandma Mona's Science Storytime, a craft and story time.  For details about a specific date, please contact the museum at (575) 522-3120.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
City:
Las Cruces

Dinosaur Train ™

Pre-K children and their families are invited to join us at the museum every Thursday for activities especially for them.  On the 4th Thursday, we host Dinosaur Train™, based on the PBS television show and explore the worlds of science, dinosaurs and trains.  For details about a specific date, please contact the museum at (575) 522-3120.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
City:
Las Cruces