Programs & Activities
Saturday, September 8, 10am - 12pm
Test your problem-solving skills through a series of games designed to exercise your brain. See if you have what it takes to complete every game!
Saturdays as listed, 11:45pm
Discover the stories behind science's greatest rebels and explore the modern-day applications of their research through hands-on activities and discussions.
April 27 - Mary Golda Ross, Aeronautics
May 25 - Marie Daly, Chemist
Animal EncountersSaturdays, 10:30am
Come meet the animals of the Chihuahuan Desert and gain an close up perspective into the lives of Chihuahuan Desert animals as the Museum Naturalist guides the discussion into these elusive creatures. When feasible, there will be a hands-on segment of the class. Call 575-532-3371 for more information. Free.
March 23 - Amphibians
March 30 - Reptiles
April 6 - Birds
April 13 - Mammals
April 20 - Animal Tracks and Signs
April 27 - Endangered and Extinct Animals of the World
Pre-K ThursdaysThursdays at 9:00 am, rotating schedule, for children 6 years old and under, Free Admission
Grandma Mona's Science Story Time
April 4 - The Polar Bear Paddle, by David Bedford
May 2 - My Spring Robin, by
August 9 - Uranus
May 9 - Black Holes
August 16 - Coelophysis
September 20 Smilodon (Saber-tooth Cat)
October 18 Megalodon
November 15 Deodicurus
December 20 Woolly Mammoth
July 26 - Desert Nights
August 23 - Horned Lizard
August 30 - Desert Plants
September 27 Animal Footprints
October 25 Night Life
November 29 Turkeys
December 27 Snow
Saturday Family Science Saturdays at 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Bring your curiosity and your family to the museum for a hands-on investigation. Work together as a team to explore the Earth, the stars, and everything in between.
August 4 - Solar Energy 2: Solar Ovens
Last Thursday of each month
Do you have a question about science? Do you want to network with scientists in a variety of disciplines? Then Sigma Xi is the organization for you! The NMSU chapter of Sigma Xi: International Scientific Research Society are our partners in presenting monthly science round table discussions. Please use Water Street entrance after 5:00 pm. Free. For more information about the lecture, visit facebook.com/LCNatureScienceMuseum or call the museum at (575) 522-3120.
Teen Science Café
3rd Thursday of each month, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Teen-organized science for...teens! Team up with STEM experts for monthly discussions, hands-on activities, and a chance to chat with our guest scientists. Call the museum for more information on speakers and topics.
September 20 Forensic Criminology
October 18 Field Geology ****takes place @ NMSU
November 15 Cartography
If you are a teen who would like to get involved with the Teen Advisory Group, contact Stephanie Hawkins at shawkins @ las-cruces.org (no spaces).
Scout Merit Badge Program By request
The museum offers several courses to scouts for merit badge credit on an on-demand basis. There is a $10 fee per participant and pre-registration with at least 1 week notice is required. Courses run for approximately 4 hours. Call 575-522-3120 for details.