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Address: 411 N. Main Street, Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone Number: 505/522-3120
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Description: Locally-funded museum with a focus on science and natural history.

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every child's dream...

Everyone should go to a museum every year, whether art, natural history, or whatever. This one is local and a great start. Museums are about the only place you can see what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Everyone should go to a museum every year, whether art, natural history, or whatever. This one is local and a great start. Museums are about the only place you can see what history was truly about and wonder at the marvels of the world around us.Natural history will amaze you with the evolution of the world from a life sciences... More 

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Saint Clair, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

this is a great place to see the creatures that are actually from the area. There are snakes, lizards, frogs and more all in a beautiful setting for viewing. The staff will come out to answer question about the exhibits and show you a model of the mountain ranges and how this beautiful area got its name. This is a... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We dropped in here with no preconceptions and were quite blown away at what they have here. Its small but they have very cool critters (frogs, snakes, turtles etc) live in tanks and much much more. Well worth a visit!

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Rio Rancho,NM, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

As we entered, we were greeted by a very nice gentleman , who also gave us directions to the train museum for later. Nice displays, kind of simple, but we learned a few things we didn't know about NM critters. Plus there is a art museum on the other side of entrance as you go in.

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Northern IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Stopped in to check out the museum after my husband attended a lecture there. The museum may be small but had great exhibits about the local flora and fauna as well as educational exhibits about the geology and prehistory of the area. It is a great place to learn more about the natural history of the area!

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South Haven, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We enjoyed the exhibits with dinosaurs and examples of fossils. Small, but good for a rainy or cold day.

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NM USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Drove by many times and wish I stopped in sooner. Lots of interesting displays and a really big amethyst geode you can crawl into if there wasn't a rope in front! Kids will like it too.

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ENCINITAS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was an unexpected delight to go through and see lot's about this area...very worthwhile!! Didn't expect also to see live animals....desert mostly....but the frogs were amazing too see as well!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

In downtown Las Cruces. Great displays on area environment. Most interesting was fossilized dino footprints. A few terrariums with local snakes, lizards and turtles. Some Saturdays there is bits farmers market and craft booths set up on street in front of museum. Lots of variety there.

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Busan, South Korea
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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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