Make your own ice cream by changing the physical properties of your ingredients. Click here.
Use polymers to take your slime to the next level. Adjust your recipe to make a bouncy ball. Click here.
Dyeing eggs is a spring tradition kids of all ages look forward to. Experiment with the water:vinegar ration to find the best method to get the colors you want. Click here.
Artists Talk from Photographer featured in the Inland Sea Exhibit: Allyson Packer
August 7, 2020, 5:30-6:30 PM
Featured on the Las Cruces Museums Facebook page on Facebook Live. Click here
Panel de Discusion: Luchadoras Femenistas
Luchadoras de El Paso, TX y Ciudad Juárez, MX van a contar sus historias, ycompartirán cómohansidoempoderadas por sus carrerasen el cuadrilátero. Así mismo, brindarán conversacionessobre los efectos del patriarcadoen la frontera. Programaenespañol,
Traducciónalinglésdisponible en forma de subtítulos. (English translation available in closed captions).
Luchadoras from El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, MX will tell their stories and will share how they have been empowered by their careers in the wrestling ring. They will bring forward conversations about the effects of the patriarchy in the borderlands. This program is in Spanish. English translation will be available in closed captions.
Feed a Frog Game
Meet the frogs and toads from the Nature Center and make your own feed a frog game. Click here.
Snake Shape Model
Meet one of the snakes from the Nature Center and practice using shapes to make a model. Click here.
Make a model meteor and learn the difference between a comet, asteroid, and meteor. Click here.
Solar System Model
Create a model solar system with homemade window clings. Click here.
Meet stegosaurus and practice writing your name, the alphabet, or numbers. Click here.
Celebrate Arbor Day by learning about trees and making a leaf print drawing. Click here.
Dissect Chicken Egg
Learn which types of animals lay eggs. Follow along as we dissect a chicken egg to see how eggs work to grow new life. Click here.
Launch a fizzy jet pack inspired by inventor and engineer Juan Miguel Lozano. Click here.
Dissection of Cow's eye
Follow along with a virtual dissection of a cow's eye and learn about ophthalmological pioneer Dr. Patricia Bath. Click here.
Design, build, and test your own board game inspired by game designer Lizzie Magey. Click here.
Create a flipstick cartoon inspired by the inventor of the first moving picture machine, the kinetoscope, William Dickson. Click here.
Follow along with this virtual dissection of a frog to learn about the anatomy of animals. Click here
Gardening with Native Plants
On August 12, 2020 starting at 5:30 pm learn about the best native plants for gardens in the Las Cruces region with Dr. Ivette Guzman. The presentation will focus on how to combine and care for these plants, and create a garden that works with our soil, moisture, and sunshine in the Southwest! Click here
Woven Book Mark
This week, make a woven bookmark to use when reading your favorite book.
1-2 pieces of sturdy cardboard
Yarn (1-3 types)
Measure 0.25 inches from each end of the cardboard (1).
Cut 8-10 tabs from the edge to the measured line (2).
To make the weaving easier, cut two pieces of cardboard and tape to the loom as shown (3).
String your loom with one type of yarn as shown (4).
Make a weaving loom with one type of yarn as shown.
Weave the yarn across the loom in an over/under pattern, when you reach the end of the loom, weave back to the start going "under/over" (6,7).
Keep weaving "under/over" and back all the way down the loom (10). Make sure not to pull to tightly, leave some slack or you’ll get an hourglass shape (8).
Cut the strings on the back of your loom. Tie the ends together, two pieces at a time (10,11).