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Support While You Shop at Albertson’s, Amazon

Support the work of the Las Cruces City Museums while you shop locally at Albertsons stores, or online at smile.amazon.com.

Under agreements with both companies, a percentage of your sale will automatically be contributed to the Foundation for Las Cruces Museums.  Here’s how:

  • Support the Foundation for Las Cruces Museums by shopping at smile.amazon.com, and identifying the foundation as your preferred donation. A percentage of your sale will be given to the foundation.

    Support the Foundation for Las Cruces Museums by shopping at smile.amazon.com, and identifying the foundation as your preferred donation. A percentage of your sale will be given to the foundation.

    To shop at Amazon, point your web browser tosmile.amazon.com.. You’ll need to designate the “Foundation for Las Cruces Museums”. That’s it! Every time you make a purchase at smile.amazon.com. the company will donate a small percentage to the museum.
  • Whenever you shop at Albertson's, ask the cashier to scan your tag. The company will make a donation to the Foundation for each purchase.

    Whenever you shop at Albertson’s, ask the cashier to scan your tag. The company will make a donation to the Foundation for each purchase.

    To shop locally at Albertson’s, you’ll need to get a special key tag, which you can pick up at any of the city museums (Railroad Museum, Museum for Nature and Science, Museum of Art or Branigan Cultural Center). Email the foundation if you’d like one mailed to you at info@foundationlcm.com.

 

Exciting Activities Every Week at MoNaS

Museum of Nature & Science LogoThe Museum of Nature and Science offers wonderful activities every week. There is something for kids and adults. 

  • Fourth Tuesday of the month @ 2:00 PM, discuss a new science-themed book at Southwest Reading Connections.
  • Thursdays @ 9:00 AM, all children under 5 and their caregivers are invited to explore science with our pre-K series.
  • Fridays @ 3:00 PM, Dinosaurs A to Z invade the museum, with a discussion of a new dinosaur, ancient animal or paleontological concept every week.
  • Saturdays @ 10:00 AM is the time for families to learn together with Family Science Saturday.  Each month we focus on two topics, alternating presentations each week.
  • Saturdays @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fetch encourages science exploration using easily found materials.
  • Saturdays @ 1:00 PM the museum Naturalist highlights one group of animals in Animal Encounters.

MoNaS is located at 411 North Main Street. For additional information, visit the museums’ website at: http://www.las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 522-3120. If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact the museum 48 hours before the event.

Summer Workshops at MoNaS for Kids

Museum of Nature & Science LogoThe Museum of Nature and Science is offering three summer workshops for children ages 7-12.  Join us for a morning of explorations as we look at the weird, wacky & wonderful world of science!  All workshops are from 9:00 AM – noon on Tuesdays.  Pre-registration and fees apply.  Contact the museum at (575) 522-3120 or khanson@las-cruces.orgfor more information.
 
Weird Science
July 15
Join staff in an exploration of electricity, physics and chemistry in this fun, hands-on class.  Make a fruit-powered battery, generate oxygen using enzymes and learn to make your own glue using milk!
 
Wacky Weather
July 29
Learn the causes of weather, experiment with some of its more dramatic effects and make your own weather station to take home!
 
Creepy Crawly World
August 5
Come learn about the world of arthropods – what they are, where they live and why they are so amazing!  Participants will create a bug habitat to take home and get an up close look at some of the Museums’ live collection of arthropods!

Railroad Modeling Classes Offered

Railroad Museum LogoThe Las Cruces Railroad Museum will offer several modeling classes this summer in conjunction with Blue Star Museums. Blue Star Museums, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America, will be offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. There is never an admission charge for the Las Cruces Railroad Museum. However, to honor our men and women serving in the nation’s armed forces, our modeling classes will be offered free to them and their families.

Modeling classes will be offered from 9 am – noon on Saturday, July 19 and Saturday, July 26. Participants can take one or both of the classes; different techniques will be demonstrated at each class. Classes are open to the public, free to eligible military families, and $5.00 per participant for non-military. Class size is limited. Registration must be completed by the Thursday prior to each class. Parents and children over the age of 10 are encouraged to attend together. Children taking the class without an adult must be at least 12 years old. Participants will complete and take home a module with track, landscaping, and a rail car. For more information on this event, please contact Joanne Beer at 575-647-4480.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street, at the intersection of Las Cruces Ave.

Family Game Day at the Railroad Museum

Railroad Museum LogoThe Las Cruces Railroad Museum hosts Family Game Day on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Develop hand-eye coordination with Jacks and Cup and Ball Toss, stimulate your mind with jigsaw and wooden puzzles, or challenge friends to a game of Dominos. Stop in on July 12th between 10 am and noon to try your hand at a variety of old-fashioned games.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street, at the intersection of Las Cruces Ave.

Story Time Featuring Thomas at The Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Railroad Museum LogoThe Las Cruces Railroad Museum hosts Story Time on the third Saturday of each month. Join us on July 19th from 11:00 – 11:30 am. Listen to a Thomas the Tank Engine book, and enjoy a Thomas video while completing a related free craft activity. Children of all ages welcome. The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street, at the intersection of Las Cruces Ave.

Brown Bag Lecture on Las Cruces in 1881

Railroad Museum LogoThe Las Cruces Railroad Museum will host a lecture at noon on Tuesday, July 8. Patrick H. Beckett, archaeologist, ethnohistorian, Director of COAS Publishing & Research since 1973, and founder of COAS books, will present 1881 – The Railroad Comes to Las Cruces.

Prior to the arrival of the railroad, Las Cruces was beginning to experience growing pains. After the railroad arrived, the town was forever changed. Beckett has written extensively on local archaeology and history, and was the principal investigator on several archaeological projects. He has received numerous awards from historical and archaeological societies and has served on many historical and cultural boards and committees.

Light refreshments served. For more information, please call 575-647-4480. The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street, at the intersection of Las Cruces Ave.

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