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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Take-Out STEM Activities from the Museum of Nature and Science

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The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., continues to offer to take out activity kits in October. Kits are free but require reservations. To reserve kits email Stephanie at or call 575/522-3120. Kits are available while supplies last. Pursuant to state health guidelines, social distancing measures will be in place and mask-wearing is required. 

September 30
“Saturday Family Science Be a Color Chemist!”
 Be a color chemist with this GSK Science in the Summer hands-on experiment. See how many colors you can create with natural pigments. Recommended ages 7 and older. This kit will be accompanied by a live demonstration on Zoom at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct, 3.

October 7
“Nature & Science Discovery Pre-K”
Learn about our local night flyers – owls and bats – with the Nature Kids pack! The kit will include materials for two nature-themed activities. Recommended for ages 2 to 5. This program will be accompanied by a video at on Oct. 8 and Oct. 22.

October 14
“National Fossil Day”
Celebrate Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day with the Museum of Nature & Science and the Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces Office. Pick up a Fossil Day gift bag with posters, stickers, and Junior Ranger activities to do at home. No registration necessary; available while supplies last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 21
“STEAMpunk – Be a Materials Chemist!”
Be a materials chemist with this GSK Science in the Summer hands-on experiment. Design the stretchiest, gooiest, grossest slime you can! Recommended ages 7 and up. This kit will be accompanied by a live demonstration on Zoom at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

October 28
“Tree Identification”
Take a nature walk in your neighborhood and learn how to identify the trees around you with the help of an interactive guide. Recommended for all ages. Limit one per household.

The Museum of Nature & Science is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 36. For additional information, visit the website at or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums. The museum is currently open by reservation only. To reserve a time to visit the galleries, email or call 575/522-3120.

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