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Explore Earth and Space Science, Saturday, May 19, 10 AM

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science hosts, “Earth and Space Science Day” on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10am-1pm.

Explore ScienceThe Explore Science: Earth and Space event is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science. This exciting event provides an opportunity to connect with current NASA science research and explore Earth and space phenomena.

The Explore Science: Earth & Space event will include exciting science, take-home materials, and engaging discussion about science and society. Participants will have a chance to launch stomp rockets, learn how to pack a telescope, make and investigate craters, and much more! These fun activities introduce guests to the ongoing research happening at NASA in the fields of heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics, and allow them to get hands-on with Earth and space science concepts.

The Explore Science: Earth & Space project is led by the Science Museum of Minnesota, in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits are developed and distributed nationwide by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net). Throughout spring and summer of 2018, events are taking place at over 250 museums and institutions throughout the country.

Admission to the Museum of Nature and Science is free. The museum is located at 411 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm. and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.

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May Events for the Whole Family at the LC Railroad Museum

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum presents a variety of programs during May that are sure to interest different members of the family. Choose an activity that fits your interests, and enjoy it in our historic 1910 Santa Fe Depot museum.

Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11am on May 16 to discuss The Night Journal, written by Elizabeth Crook. Even if you haven’t read the book, come enjoy the lively conversation.

There will be three story times for children in May, all beginning at 11am. On May 19, children of all ages can listen to a story and complete a related craft. On May 10, Mrs. Prickett and her charming puppets will engage pre-school children with a book and activity.

Adults who enjoy coloring can come between 10am – 12pm on May 11 and 25. This is a chance to enjoy socializing with other adults while expressing yourself creatively. Bring your own supplies or use our coloring pages and colored pencils.

Family Game Day is 10am – 12pm on Saturday, May 12. Challenge your friends to a game of Dominoes, practice your hand-eye coordination with Cup and Ball Toss, and play a variety of games that have entertained families for centuries.

The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday 9am to 4:30pm.   For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 528-3444.

Saturday!! Artrageous and Animal Encounters

Join us at the Museum of Art at 10 AM for Artrageous!

Artrageous

Explore art as a family with a new art appreciation theme every month. Each session will delve into a facet of color, art history, or feature an individual artist. Come by the Museum of Art and learn as a family with a hands-on artmaking experience. Artrageous is free and open to the public, no registration required.

May: Cubism Art Movement
5 Shapes & Abstraction
12 Streetscapes inspired by Marc Chagall
19 Pattern Collage
26 Cardboard Cubism

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Join Animal Encounters at 10:30 AM in the Museum of Nature and Science!

Every Saturday, museum staff leads an exploration of animal diversity found on planet Earth! Explore the fascinating natural world, and learn about different animal families and unique animal behaviors.

Stop by!

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“Here & Now,” Regional Juried Exhibition opens May 11

Bree Lamb, Days of Our Lives- digital photographThe Las Cruces Museum of Art, in collaboration with New Mexico State University Art Gallery, presents Here & Now, a regional, juried exhibition featuring works in all media. The exhibition opens in the Museum of Art on Friday, May 11, and continues through Saturday, July 21, 2018. An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, June 1, from 5pm to 8pm at both the Museum of Art and the University Art Gallery venues.

Here and Now includes works created by artists living and working within 150 miles of Las Cruces. Paintings, prints, photographs, video, ceramics, and sculpture highlight the diverse approaches to creative expression found in Southern New Mexico and West Texas.

Tom Birkner, Walking Man- oil on canvas

The show continues in the Museum of Art through July 21. The University Art Gallery venue opens Here & Now on Thursday, May 24. The show continues in UAG through July 14.

The museum is located at 491 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. Enjoy special summer hours June through August when the museums are open from 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575-541-2137.

Reading Art Book Club – May 9

The Reading Art Book Club meets next on Wednesday, May 9, at 2:30pm in the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, next door to the Museum of Art. The May book selection is Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo by Gregory Curtis.

Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo is set in the spring of 1820, on the Aegean island of Melos, where a farmer unexpectedly unearthed the statue that would come to be known as the Venus de Milo. The story examines the excitement surrounding the sculpture’s discovery, the battle for its possession, the disputes over its authenticity, and its ultimate mystique and legacy.

Reading Art Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Join us even if you haven’t read the book! For more information or for details on book selections, contact Joy Miller at 541-2221 or jmiller@las-cruces.org.

The Museum of Art is located at 491 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575-541-2137.

PictoGraff: The Art of Warprayer, 5/5, 9am, BCC

“PictoGraff: The Art of Warprayer” highlights the historical value of wall art and expressions of the Indigenous mind. Join us for a celebration of arrowsoul art in Las Cruces on Saturday, May 5, 9am-1pm at the Branigan Cultural Center.

Join us as we transform the courtyard between the Museum of Art and Branigan Cultural Center into an art studio for aerosol, marker, and screen-print artists. Join local artist SABA and arrowsoul artists Joseph Sullivan, UNEK, Rogue, Zyme One and Neoglyphix as they perform a live art demonstration as they collaborate on a large-scale art piece communicating images of place, belonging, and community through indigenous lens. DJ Aight will perform during the event.

In addition to watching the artists at work, community members are invited to participate in the creation of a community artwork with additional hands-on art activities that complement this vibrant street art event.

The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 501 N Main Street in Las Cruces. Admission to the museums is free and the museums are open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at museums.las-cruces.org or call 575.541.2154.

Train Day, April 28, 10a – 2p, Railroad Museum

Saturday, April 28, 10:00am – 2:00pm

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Learn about the railroad’s rich history and the classic hobby of model train building at the Railroad Museum’s annual Train Day.

Bring your questions about the unique hobby of model railroading and view a layout of H-O model trains. The Doña Ana Modular Railroad Club will be on site. Meet with historical re-enactors dressed as railroad employees and ask them about their lives in 1900s New Mexico. Learn about railroad safety from volunteers with Operation Lifesaver. This event is fun for the entire family!

Visit the website for more information!