Branigan Cultural Center
500 N. Water St.
The Branigan Cultural Center features in-house and traveling exhibitions, regional historical and permanent collections and the work of local and regional artists.
Fort Selden State Monument
1280 Ft. Selden Road, Radium Springs NM
Fort Selden was built in 1865 by the United States Army to protect the settlers of the Mesilla Valley and was the original home of the Buffalo Soldiers. Today, part of the fort’s adobe brick walls remain along with a visitor center featuring exhibits on frontier and military life. Living history demonstrations are occasionally offered on weekends.
1875 Boutz Rd.
This small museum has a bit of history, furniture, art, jewlery, religious artifacts, pictures. While reservations are not required, an advance appointment will insure you will not be disappointed. Tour is 1 1/2 hours, or to your needs.
Las Cruces Museum of Art
491 N. Main St.
The Las Cruces Museum of Art hosts traveling exhibits and features the works of regionally and nationally known artists. The exhibits change several times a year and are often accompanied by lectures and demonstrations.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science
411 N. Main St.
The museum features live animals and plants of the Chihuahuan Desert, along with hands-on science and natural history exhibits for children. Visiting shows run the gamut from dinosaurs to the solar system.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum
351 N. Mesilla St.
The Railroad Museum interprets the railroading history of Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley. Housed in a historic Santa Fe depot, displays include railroading tools, railroadiana, and model trains.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Rd.
The museum is 47 acres packed with real stories about real people. The interactive museum brings to life the 3,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico. Visitors can watch a cow being milked, stroll along corrals filled with livestock, enjoy gardens or watch hands-on exhibits such as blacksmithing, quilting, water dowsing and more. Living history demonstrations are occasionally offered on weekends. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6TC4DVJCr8
New Mexico State University Museum-Kent Hall
1280 E. University Ave.
The Museum collections are primarily anthropological with secondary collections in history and the natural sciences. The collections document the cultural diversity of the border in the greater southwest United States and northern Mexico, focusing on the traditions of ongoing historical and prehistoric cultures.
326 S. Mesquite St.
Nopalitos Galeria has an interesting combination of history and art.
Organ Mercantile Museum
16140 Old Organ Main St.
A museum and gift shop that documents the history of Organ, NM, a small mining town located east of Las Cruces at the base of the Organ Mountains.
Shalam Colony & Oahspe Museum
1910 Calle de Parian
The Shalam Colony & Oahspe Mystery Museum is a small museum showcasing the true story of a mysterious manuscript and the first children’s utopia that was created because of it, right here in Las Cruces.
Space Murals, Inc. Museum & Gift Shop
12450 E Hwy. 70
The museum features a gigantic water tower mural and museum honoring the space program. There is also an astronaut gallery, space artifacts and gift shop.
The Zuhl Geological Collection at New Mexico State University
775 College Dr.
The Zuhl collection at NMSU showcases thousands of beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals.
White Sands Missile Range Museum & Missile Park
White Sands Missile Range Museum,White Sands Missile Range
The facilities focus on the origin of the U.S. missile and space programs, and the beginning of the nuclear age. The Missile Park features weapons that won the Cold War and Operation Desert Storm.