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Museum of Nature & Science

411 N Main St, Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001-1272
+1 505-522-3120
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Science and nature museum in Las Cruces

Small but the dinosaur , native animals and flies were interesting and concise information.the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janice A
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Albuquerque
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Best small attraction

We stopped in on chance and it turned out great!! It is small but worth the trip. The best part was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JR R
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Locally-funded museum with a focus on science and natural history.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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411 N Main St, Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001-1272
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+1 505-522-3120
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but the dinosaur , native animals and flies were interesting and concise information.the astronomy and film of the Hubble was very good. Well worth the visit. The children who came were having fun.

Thank Janice A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on chance and it turned out great!! It is small but worth the trip. The best part was we were invited out of the blue for a backroom animal tour. Richard is very smart and made this a 5 start stop. Best...More

Thank JR R
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Nice museum to visit but it is incredibly small. Having a toddler we didn't even last an hour in here but there were lots of displays with turtles, lizards, frogs and snakes that were enjoyed. Size aside there is some great stuff to see here...More

Thank Veronica B
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This little museum has great information about the local area. There are displays with live reptiles and descriptions of their habitat, and stuffed indigenous animals and birds above the reptile displays. It was pretty busy when we were there with school groups, but with the...More

Thank 4givN
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We saw the temporary(?) display on wolves which was very well thought out and presented. It's hard for a small museum to remain relevant with local visitors but this one tries. The interpretive product was good and take-away points on co-existence worth a half hour...More

Thank Birdsong859
Reviewed May 8, 2017

I realize the new displays have been around awhile, but compared to how it used to be setup, it is no even better. I wish more funding would be given to places like the MNS, as this is so much more important to our existence...More

Thank Mit Y
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

This small museum has some local live critters, long gone critters with their footprints, and a interactive planetary display. The descriptive murals are fabulous. Take you kids and spend an hour, and best of all it's free!

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Reviewed March 24, 2017

Went to the cultural center adjacent to the museum to view a traveling display of Jack London's photography. Ended up enjoying all the displays in both places. Not large, but they made excellent use of the space and everyone was most helpful. Learned a lot...More

1  Thank Marsha K
Reviewed October 14, 2016

A real nice place for nature and science. Dinosaurs, reptiles, anything that can walk, creep or crawl you can fin here in a state of prehistoric scene. Very interesting. Very well done.

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed May 25, 2016

I loved nature and science museums so decided to stop in after the farmers market. It's free, so there is that going for them. It did have some interesting exhibits, but the place is very small with not too much in it. Plus we had...More

3  Thank AZcartrip
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