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“Cute little museum…”

Museum of Nature & Science
Ranked #13 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.
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Really liked this place. It was very well done and the exhibits were very interesting! They had a nice mixture of active things to do and some real lizards, snakes etc… I especially liked the giant crystal and interactive earth/moon exhibit.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

When we first moved to town a few weeks ago we spotted this place and it immediately grabbed our attention. When we found an afternoon to actually go there we were not disappointed. The entrance is free and the displays are fun and kid friendly. The animals on display are VERY interesting and well kept. There is an astronomy section that is delightful. The interactive solar system is very exciting for the kids as well as an interesting visual that it provides. the light room is also excellent as i got to finally show the kids first hand how a rainbow is made instead of trying to paint a picture in their heads. They even got to create their own rainbow with prisms and thoroughly enjoyed it. The museum connects to the art museum, I didn't spend long in there, obviously, but from what i could gather there wre some very interesting items and some great mountain range photographs.

Thank Michael Q
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Small well maintained displays. Richard the naturalist we spoke to was a wealth of knowledge. He has done an excellent job creating and maintaining the aquatic displays. This is worth the time to visit when in downtown Las Cruces. Wed or Sat morning farmers market is also worthwhile.

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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

1  Thank Robert k
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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

1  Thank Don M
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