MUSEUMS

Welcome back to the Las Cruces Museums!

We are happy to welcome you back into the Museum of Art!  To ensure the health and safety of our staff and guests, we have implemented a number of procedures for visitation. 

Guests with COVID-19 symptoms or who are sick will not be permitted to enter.  Guests are expected to follow health guidelines by wearing a mask over nose and mouth, and maintaining a distance of at least six feet from others at all times.

The Museum of Art is OPEN with a new exhibit, "Are You With Me?" by Chicana artist, Sonya Fe.  Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance for the following hours:

Tuesday – Friday, noon – 4:30 pm (last reservation at 4pm)

Saturday – 1-4pm (last reservation at 3:30pm)

Call 575-522-3120 or 575-528-3330 or email education@las-cruces.org to schedule your visit. Please arrive 5 minutes before your reserved time. If you arrive later than 10 minutes, we will ask that you reschedule your visit to respect the reservations of other patrons. Groups of more than 10 people will be asked to break into smaller groups.

We are not conducting tours at this time. Please call 575-528-3330 or email education@las-cruces.org for the latest information on tours.

The Museum of Nature and Science, the Branigan Cultural Center, and the Railroad Museum remain closed at this time.


Hand sanitizing stations are located near restrooms and front desks. We are happy to provide disposable masks (limit one per person) to visitors who have forgotten their own at home. Please dispose of masks in any of the trash bins in the lobbies or restrooms of our facilities.

While we are closed to the public, please check out our Calendar of Events to see how you can interact with the museums on our virtual platforms.

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:

Senior Couple watching a old Mexican wrestler movie surrounded by luchador mask

BRANIGAN CULTURAL CENTER

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.

Gallery with pictures, ceramic vases and a big wooden bench

MUSEUM OF ART

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.

Little Boy playing at the exhibit

MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE

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.

Model railroad train

RAILROAD MUSEUM

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.

EXHIBITS

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May 7 -July 24, 2021

Museum of Art

Showcasing the work of Chicana artist Sonya Fe. Her work reflects social and cultural issues with themes centering around women and children. Her use of bold brush strokes and vibrant colors create beautiful dynamic paintings, visual stories of women’s place in society, and childhood innocence in a rough world. 

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