• MoNaS
    Museum of Nature and Science Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm
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    Animal Encounters every Saturday 1:00 pm

Museum of Nature & Science


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Welcome to the new Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science! 

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science opened on November 2, 2012. Formerly known as the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History, the museum has a brand new facility next to the Museum of Art.


The mission of the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science is to inspire curiosity about the sciences, facilitate life-long learning, and promote stewardship of the natural environment of the Chihuahuan Desert and southern New Mexico.

Museum of Nature & Science
Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program