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STEAMpunk – Albert Baez at the Museum of Nature & Science

The Museum of Nature & Science presents “STEAMpunk – Albert Baez,” Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:30am. The program is free and open to the public.

Albert Baez (1912-2007) was a Mexican American physicist who invented the x-ray reflecting microscope which is used to examine living cells. These microscopes use reflected light instead of refracted light to focus x-rays on an object.

Inspired by his work, participants will use laser pointers, prisms, mirrors, and magnifying lenses to calculate the focal length of light rays and experiment with reflection.

“STEAMpunk” is offered monthly, highlighting the work of an historic scientist through hands on exploration. The content and activities are intended for ages 7-12.

The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. The museum is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36.

Albert Baez_PictureFor additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 522-3120.

 

Artventurous at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Join us every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm in the connector between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science for a hands-on arts and crafts experience for the whole family! Each month features a different art appreciation theme and a different subject each week. November’s theme is “Printmaking”:

December 14:   Sun Prints
December 21:   Stenciling
December 28:   Monoprints

The museum is located at 491 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm, and is accessible by RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36.

For additional information, visit our website at: http://museums.las-cruces.org or call 575-541-2137.

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FLCM December Board Meeting

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“Super Scientists” drop in activities at the Museum of Nature & Science

01042020-sat-sci-pr-image.jpgThe Museum of Nature & Science presents “Super Scientists,” drop in activities on listed Saturdays from 10am – 12pm. Entry to the museum and program are free, and no registration is required. Drop in activities are appropriate for all ages.

December 28 – Kaleidoscopes – Explore light and reflection while building your own kaleidoscope from reflective paper and sequins.

The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. The museum is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36.

For additional information, visit the website at: http://museums.las-cruces.org
or call (575) 522-3120.

“Food Waste Management on a Micro Level: What You Can Do to Reduce Food Waste” by Mountain View Market Co+op at Branigan Cultural Center, Mar. 16

Join Mountain View Market Co+op as they present “Food Waste Management on a Micro Level: What You Can Do to Reduce Food Waste” at the Branigan Cultural Center on Saturday, March 16, at 11am.

Staff members from Mountain View Market Co+op will be showcasing tips, techniques, and concepts for managing and minimizing food waste at the home level. This program is in conjunction with our current exhibit Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, toured by the American Museum of Natural History.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture is an exhibit that elicits conversation about crop diversity, food waste, scarcity, and abundance as well as the future and means of production. The exhibit will be on display from March 1 until Saturday, April 20.

Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 North Main Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For addition information call (575) 541-2154.

“Train Deportation During the Holocaust,” 10am at RRM on March 16

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum will host a special Saturday lecture “Train Deportation During the Holocaust” at 10am on March 16, 2019 presented by NMSU student Andres Baca, an Accounting major with a strong interest in history, who has been working at the Railroad Museum since October 2018.  

Railroad systems across Europe were used extensively by the Nazi Party to transport Jewish people, and others persecuted by the Nazis, to concentration camps. The conditions that existed on these trains, and the losses that resulted, are the topics of this presentation.

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, call (575) 528-3444.

“Animal Portrait in Collage Workshop” at the Museum of Art

AnimalPortraitCollageJoin the Las Cruces Museum of Art Studio Programs for an “Animal Portrait in Collage Workshop” on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10am-3pm. This program is open to adults ages 18 and over. Registration is required; the cost is $10 per person.

Come and capture the essence of your favorite animal or pet in a one-of-a-kind collage portrait! Bring a reference photo of your pet or animal subject and any personal materials you’d like to incorporate into a collage. The museum will provide papers, fibers, paints, and many more materials to add to your creation.

Registration must be completed in person at the Museum of Nature & Science, 411 North Main Street. Registration is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Registration for this program ends March 13. Space is limited, so register early.

The Museum of Art is located at 491 N. Main Street and open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. For additional information, call 575-541-2137.