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“Saturday Family Science – Making Trackways” at the Museum of Nature & Science

The Museum of Nature & Science presents “Saturday Family Science – Making Trackways”, Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 11:30am. The program is free and open to the public.

Your footprints tell a lot more about you than you may think! Scientists can estimate how tall you are, how much you weigh, and how soft the ground you’re standing on is just from your footprints. Walk, run, or jump your way onto the charts and see how these comparisons help scientists learn about ancient animals.

“Saturday Family Science” is offered monthly, encouraging families to work as a team, problem solve, and experiment through participating in a wide range of STEM activities led by museum staff and volunteers.

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

Geography Club at Branigan Cultural Center every Saturday

Join the Branigan Cultural Center every Saturday from 10am to 12pm as we encourage families to take a mental road trip to explore culturally significant and historical sites within the Land of Enchantment! Each month we will focus on one location of historic and cultural significance in New Mexico, discussing the people, landscape, and environment of the area.

For the month of March, join us as we learn about the enchanting Aztec Ruins! Located approximately 400 miles from Las Cruces in Aztec, NM, you’ll find Aztec Ruins National Monument. The Monument preserves the Ancestral Puebloan great house that was once the center of a large regional community. With over 900 years of history and 400 rooms, the Aztec Ruins places you in a time period during history we can only read about. Join us as we learn the Ruins history and significance then concluding with a craft for families of all ages.

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.

Reading Art Book Club meets next on Wednesday, March 13, at 2:30pm

The Reading Art Book Club meets next on Wednesday, March 13, at 2:30pm in the Las Cruces Museum of Art. This month’s selection is The Secret Life of Salvador Dali by Salvador Dali.

Painter, designer, and filmmaker Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was one of the most colorful and controversial figures in 20th-century art. A pioneer of surrealism, he was both praised and reviled for the subconscious imagery he projected into his paintings, which he sometimes referred to as “hand-painted dream photographs.”

This early autobiography, which takes him through his late thirties, is as startling and unpredictable as his art. Its is illustrated with over eighty photographs of Dali and his works, and scores of his drawings and sketches.

The 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 Bryan Lee, Museum Curator of Education, at 575-541-2217 or blee@las-cruces.org.

The museum is located at 491 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4:30pm.

Gallery Tours at MoA

Walk the gallery at the Museum of Art, sharing ideas, exchanging opinions, and considering different perspectives about the works of art during our guided exhibit tours. Tours take place every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30pm-2:30pm.

March’s tours will take place on the 2nd and the 16th and will highlight the Dusk to Dusk exhibition.

The museum is located at 491 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit our website at:

http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575-541-2137.

Artventurous at MoA for March

Join us every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm in the atrium between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science for a free hands-on art making experience! Each month features a different art appreciation theme and a different subject each week. March’s theme is about artists from the “Maximalism art movement”:

March 2:   James Rizzi
March 9:   Fred Tomaselli
March 16:  Zhang Yu
March 23:  Grant Wiggins
March 30:  Ding Yi

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

Sin Fronteras at the Branigan Cultural Center, Feb. 23

The Branigan Cultural Center is hosting Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders as they present a poetry reading on Saturday February 23, 2019, from 10am to 12pm in conjunction with ArtForms and the For The Love Of Art celebration.

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.

“Teen Science Café – Hazmat,” Feb. 21, 5:30 PM at the Museum of Nature & Science

The Museum of Nature & Science invites all middle and high school students to “Teen Science Café: Hazmat” with the City of Las Cruces Fire Department, Thursday, February 21, 2018 from 5:30pm-7pm. Dinner will be provided, and the event is free.

Fire-fighting is more than just hero stuff. Teens will meet with Las Cruces Fire Department Hazmat Technicians for a hands-on demonstration of how the Hazmat team samples and identifies hazardous chemicals. Participants will explore the chemistry behind firefighting and work with the pros.  

Teen Science Café is a free, fun way for teens to explore the advances in science and technology and meet with STEM professionals to learn about career options for their future. Teens participate in discussion and hands on activities for deeper exploration of topics they choose.

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