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The Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art’s main gallery has over 5,000 square feet of multi-use exhibition space. The gallery features curated, traveling, juried, and invitational exhibitions of contemporary art.

The Museum (formerly known as the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History) is dedicated to inspiring curiosity about the sciences, facilitate life-long learning, and promote stewardship of the natural environment of the Chihuahuan Desert and Southern New Mexico.


The Museum provides exhibitions and a variety of educational opportunities for families.

Also check out the Sunset Strolls, Lake Lucero Tour, and Full Moon Hikes.


At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert lies a mountain ringed valley called the Tularosa Basin. Rising from the heart of this basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Here, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert and have created the world's largest gypsum dune field.

Established in 1945, White Sands Missile Range is America’s largest overland military test range. At White Sands the world entered the Atomic Age when the first atomic bomb was tested at Trinity Site on July 16, 1945.

The University Art Gallery serves as a showcase for contemporary visual arts in the border region.


The largest visual arts facility in South Central New Mexico, the gallery presents six to nine exhibitions annually.

Space Murals, Inc. Museum and Gift Shop is located behind a huge water tank painted with images from the X-15 to the Challenger accident. Inside the museum is an Astronaut Gallery, Air & Space Artifacts including 2,500 pictures, a space shuttle replica, model airplanes, a Space Station Freedom, a kids corner, and a small library of space related information.

The United States Govenment built Fort Selden near the town of Las Cruces in 1865 to protect settlers from outlaws and Apache Indians, and for a quarter of a century it served its purpose.


The fort housed one company of infantry and cavalry, including units of black troops whom the Indians called "Buffalo Soldiers."

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