Welcome back to the Las Cruces Museums!

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

Guests with COVID-19 symptoms or who are sick will not be permitted to enter.  Guests who are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask.  

In order to visit the museums during the month of June, reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance for the following hours:

(Reservations are made at the top of the hour and are for 45 minutes )

Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4:30pm (last reservation at 4pm)

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

Call 575-522-3120 or 575-528-3330 or email 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 40 people will be asked to break into smaller groups.

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

The Branigan Cultural Center remains 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.

Please check out our Calendar of Events for July - September, 2021.

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


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


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


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


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.



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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