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“Great addition to the downtown”

Museum of Nature & Science
Ranked #14 of 53 things to do in Las Cruces
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Owner description: Locally-funded museum with a focus on science and natural history.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great addition to the downtown”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

A great overview of the ares geological and zoological features . Great for all ages with interactive exhibits. neatly laid out and not overwhelming. The real animal habitats and diorama,s are very well done. The plus is the connection to the LC Art Museum

Visited December 2012
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent local museum”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The museum has closed its Mesilla Valley Mall location and re-opened into a much larger, modern facility (11/2012) downtown close to the Art Museum and Branigan Cultural Center. It has many regional displays and many permanent Southwestern theme exhibits with lots of hands-on experiences. It.s an excellent museum for the whole family

Visited November 2012
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LAS CRUCES
Level 6 Contributor
697 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
“Small museum, located in the mall”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

This place has programs for children, but is in a very small space. They have a few turtles and other small animals in aquariums. They do change the exhibits every so often. The last one I saw was about Snoopy and the Astronauts. If one is going to the mall anyhow and has a few extra minutes, it's worth walking through.

Visited March 2012
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A fantastic museum!”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

This museum offers something for everyone. The display's are set up in a manner so they can be enjoyed effortlessly.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice and Free”
Reviewed November 7, 2008

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.

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