Welcome to the Las Cruces Museums!
The Las Cruces Museum System is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of all our patrons and staff.
Per the most recent public health order issued by the State of New Mexico regarding COVID-19, masks are REQUIRED for all guests ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status. The health order is in effect until the State allows it to expire.
The Museum of Nature and
Science, the Museum of Art, Branigan Cultural Center and the Railroad Museum are OPEN with no reservations needed! Our normal operating hours are:
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4:30pm and Saturday – 9am - 4:30pm
Please check out our Calendar of Events for January - March, 2022.
The Las Cruces Museum System aims to provide a welcoming environment for the curious so they can gain new insights and experience personal and community enrichment. The museums showcase exhibitions on local, national, and global themes to educate and inspire visitors from near and far. Admission is FREE. Our museum system includes:
The Branigan Cultural Center is dedicated to engaging visitors in the rich heritage of the Southwest and the world-at-large through artistic, cultural and historical exhibitions and programs. Housed in a 1935 Pueblo Revival- style building, it was the first library in Las Cruces.
The Museum of Art features juried, invitational, and traveling exhibitions with artwork by nationally and internationally known artists. Through the Studio Program, the Museum offers professional art instruction for youth and adults in drawing, painting, ceramics, and other media.
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.
The mission of the Railroad Museum is to preserve the heritage of railroading through a series of miniature representations of New Mexico railroads, as well as research and preserve the history of model railroading.
Righting a Wrong
January 22 - April 22, 2022
Cleared for Take-Off:
Aviation in Southern New Mexico
Oct 1st-Summer 2022
Place and Re-Place
October 15th 2021-January 15th 2022
Allure of the Near East
Treasures from the Huntington Museum of Art
October 29, 2021 -January 22, 2022
This exhibition explores the arts and crafts traditions of the Near East and the West’s historic fascination with its decorative items.
Allure of the Near East was organized by the Huntington (WV) Museum of Art and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.