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The Zuhl Museum

775 College Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003-1204
+1 575-646-4714
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Wow, we almost missed this

Our son loved rocks and other types of old history. We were looking for the chili pepper institute... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Beautiful polished petrified wood and fossils too

Wonderful place to see the beauty of large polished slabs of petrified wood, lots of special pieces... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ray S
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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The Zuhl Museum: Where Rocks Come Alive! Part art gallery, part natural history museum, the Zuhl collection at NMSU showcases thousands of beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals. The Zuhl Collection, on display in the Zuhl Museum in the east wing gallery of the New Mexico State University Alumni and Visitors Center, contains petrified wood, fossils, rocks and minerals. This gallery is easily accessible to local citizens, school groups and visitors to the university and southern New Mexico. Additional items from the collection are displayed in the Zuhl Library, located four blocks east near the center of campus.
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775 College Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003-1204
+1 575-646-4714
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our son loved rocks and other types of old history. We were looking for the chili pepper institute and came across this exhibit and the new Mexico university visitor center. We spent an hour looking at the different items on display. The kids (ages 11&7)...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to see the beauty of large polished slabs of petrified wood, lots of special pieces and many fossils. We've been there a couple of times, and it is always interesting. They are expanding, so all of this large collection may not be on...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

The quality and quantity of exhibits they have in this museum is just staggering (they appear to be expanding). Absolutely worth a stop, especially if you have a person in your life, of whatever age, who is interested in fossils or dinosaurs.

Thank JandS1992
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

The exhibit was amazing! The size and beauty of the specimens! We are so lucky to have the Zuhl in Las Cruces!

1  Thank debra l
Reviewed May 3, 2017

It took a local to direct me to this must see free museum. This is the best collection of petrified wood I have seen - all from a single donor. I totally recommend this side trip by the University.

1  Thank MontanaCraig
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Not your regular museum. It has an amazing collection of petrified trees and minerals that date back thousands of years. Not to miss if you are into natural history.

Thank Cleo A
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Interesting fossils, geodes, petrified wood. Small space. If you're in the area and have 30 minutes I recommend a visit.

1  Thank curiousexplorer2015
Reviewed March 30, 2017

This small museum on the grounds of U of New Mexico in Las Cruces has an amazing collection of rocks, fossils and petrified woods. All are well displayed and described and are sure to interest anyone wanting to know more about the earth and its...More

Thank scuba312
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Spend an hour or more looking at fantastic polished petrified wood and other fossils. Right on the NMSU campus.

Thank TravelLover1977_11
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I love visiting this place. Though it is small it is loaded with unbelievable fossils, petrified wood and gems. If you haven't been here you have got to go

Thank Sandra G
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