Museum of Nature & Science
Museum of Nature & Science
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Locally-funded museum with a focus on science and natural history.
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MattnMelanie
Gravette, AR32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
This is such a neat little *no cost* museum. Several interactive exhibits, all working, and the fish and reptiles on display were great. This was a great way to spend an hour (kids ages 14, 12, and 6) while enjoying downtown Las Cruces.
Written March 23, 2022
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Road14850
Las Cruces, NM1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is really nice but is a little bit too small. It changes it theme every month, about. Its still really good, and it has a place that has animals such as snakes, spiders, and the main atraction an IGUANA! You can love it or hate your choice. So visit it to find out.
Written November 5, 2005
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BounceAroundFamily
Visalia, CA6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a free museum. I like that it is in the mall so you can get some shopping done too. They have a lot of small wild life that you can look at. It only takes about 30 minutes to walk through, it isn't that big. My kids enjoyed it and so did I. It is something quick you can do with the family if you don' t have a lot of time.
Written November 7, 2008
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Sherry S
Saint Clair, MO5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
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 great place to get some history of Las Cruces and the surrounding area.
Written July 15, 2015
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JEFF H
Encinitas, CA43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
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!!
Written October 9, 2014
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bianca366
San Antonio, TX18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Very nicely maintained museum. I learned a lot. Free admission ask for donations if possible I think I took 1 to 2 hours here . My mom uses a walker so she was able to use it throughout the building . Museum is about two big rooms that is all.
Written August 20, 2018
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COLPeg
Sioux Falls, SD168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
This is a museum trifecta! The Art Museum, Nature & Science Museum, and the Branigan Cultural Center (all FREE and on the same block) are must-sees while in Las Cruces. The Senior Art show was on display while I was there, and I was simply amazed at the talent of these young adults. The Museum of Nature & Science is small, but packed full of educational highlights about the area. Branigan highlights local poets, and quilters.
Written April 30, 2018
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AZcartrip
Gilbert, AZ622 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
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 the added bonus of visiting on school field trip day. Very crowded, with lots of kids. It did seem well suited for children. They all looked to be enjoying themselves.

I feel it's better for the children, for adults, not so much.
Written May 25, 2016
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David W
Brownwood, TX463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
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.
Written September 20, 2014
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Sue M
Las Cruces, NM31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
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.
Written January 24, 2014
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