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Museum of Nature & Science

411 N Main St, Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001-1272
+1 505-522-3120
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Nice museum

This is a small, new downtown museum. Two special things: Copies of the dinosaur tracks found... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ANNIE S
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LAS CRUCES
Local Museums.

This may be a small museum but it is full of very interesting stuff. I liked the Permian Tracks and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sabimax
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El Paso, Texas
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Locally-funded museum with a focus on science and natural history.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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411 N Main St, Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001-1272
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+1 505-522-3120
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, new downtown museum. Two special things: Copies of the dinosaur tracks found locally and an original "lawnmower" telescope of the discover of Pluto (Clyde Tombaugh, a native of Las Cruces).

Thank ANNIE S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may be a small museum but it is full of very interesting stuff. I liked the Permian Tracks and the tanks with the animals.

Thank sabimax
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

My 13-year-old son and I visited this on Saturday. The exhibits were extremely well done and the presentations very informative. I highly recommend it!

Thank ClaimsMachine
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Loved the cool displays, snakes, astronomy and other nature related things to see. Nice staff. Free is even better!

Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Small but the dinosaur , native animals and flies were interesting and concise information.the astronomy and film of the Hubble was very good. Well worth the visit. The children who came were having fun.

Thank Janice A
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on chance and it turned out great!! It is small but worth the trip. The best part was we were invited out of the blue for a backroom animal tour. Richard is very smart and made this a 5 start stop. Best...More

Thank JR R
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Nice museum to visit but it is incredibly small. Having a toddler we didn't even last an hour in here but there were lots of displays with turtles, lizards, frogs and snakes that were enjoyed. Size aside there is some great stuff to see here...More

Thank Veronica B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This little museum has great information about the local area. There are displays with live reptiles and descriptions of their habitat, and stuffed indigenous animals and birds above the reptile displays. It was pretty busy when we were there with school groups, but with the...More

Thank 4givN
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We saw the temporary(?) display on wolves which was very well thought out and presented. It's hard for a small museum to remain relevant with local visitors but this one tries. The interpretive product was good and take-away points on co-existence worth a half hour...More

Thank Birdsong859
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I realize the new displays have been around awhile, but compared to how it used to be setup, it is no even better. I wish more funding would be given to places like the MNS, as this is so much more important to our existence...More

Thank Mit Y
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