Museum of Nature & Science


City of Las Cruces Museums remains temporarily closed to reduce the risk to our communities during the public health emergency. Visit for the most up to date information on COVID-19 in New Mexico.

This museum is about looking and understanding - looking up to the stars, looking out to the desert, and looking down to see ancient fossils. There are three primary permanent exhibits:

  • Desert Life
  • Light and Space
  • Permian Trackways

All of the permanent exhibit text and labels are presented in both English and Spanish.




Parking is at 500 N Water Street on the north end of Main Street Downtown, next to the Museum of Art.

Tour Information

To book a tour, please email Museum Education or call the tour coordinator at 575-528-3330.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Las Cruces Museum System is to provide a fun environment for the curious so they can experience new ideas, personal and community enrichment, and a spirit of discovery.