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Museum of Nature & Science

411 N. Main Street, Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001
505/522-3120
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Ranked #9 of 27 Attractions in Las Cruces
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums
Description: Locally-funded museum with a focus on science and natural history.
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Busan, South Korea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The last time we visited this tiny museum was almost a decade ago. At the time, it was at one lonely end of a dying mall. It was somewhat interesting, with terrariums and aquariums filled with live critters from the Chihuahuan Desert. The new location, though, is much better and bigger. It's in Lac Cruces' Downtown Mall, near the fabulous... More

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very interesting things to look at. My grandson liked the giant geode. It wasn't very big but free to get into.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very well presented displays done with children in mind.. Very pleased with the reaction of my 10 year old grandson to all that he viewed especially the astronomy exhibit. Enjoyed the visit and interaction of children visiting and their prolonged interest in exhibits. Etta Kaufman

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This month a great exhibit from the collection of Cheech Marin (of old Cheech & Chong fame) who is a big promoter of Chicano Art. He even came for opening of exhibit, spoke, autographed. Exhibits usually change monthly at the first part of the month. The week before the first Friday is usually closed as changing exhibits.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I unrolled my daughter in the one week marine biology class here and she got to dissect starfish and other species she enjoyed herself greatly. Wonderful knowledgeable staff very friendly and clean.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The museum has a lot of space and it is not all in use as yet. But it is a very interesting place and offers a lot for visitors to take in. There are exhibits especially for children who will enjoy their visit as well. I recommend it.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is not a BIG museum but it is a definite must see if youre in Las Cruces.They have exhibits of dinosaur fossils and a section of dinosaur trackway. They also have exhibits of desert wildlife.Well worth the trip.And it is next door to the art museum. Go on Wednesday, there is a craft market just down the street.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My 5 yr old grandson was quickly bored. Half of the live reptile exhibits were above his eye level and there was only one interactive display. The gorgeous desert specimens of coyote, eagle, etc were located 20 ft above floor level- very difficult to see and appreciate. Do not recommend for kids 6 and under.

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Sarasota, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Really liked this place. It was very well done and the exhibits were very interesting! They had a nice mixture of active things to do and some real lizards, snakes etc… I especially liked the giant crystal and interactive earth/moon exhibit.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

When we first moved to town a few weeks ago we spotted this place and it immediately grabbed our attention. When we found an afternoon to actually go there we were not disappointed. The entrance is free and the displays are fun and kid friendly. The animals on display are VERY interesting and well kept. There is an astronomy section... More

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