The Museum of Art hosts changing contemporary art exhibits and offers programs for visitors of all ages. The Museum also runs an extensive art studio class program, which can be found on the Studio Programs page.

Front exterior of the Museum of Art

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Admission into all museums is free for everyone.


Parking is at 500 N Water Street on the north end of Main Street Downtown, next to the Museum of Art.


To book a tour, please email Museum Education or call the tour coordinator at 575-528-3330.



Some classes and programs require a fee. Please see the event listing or call (575) 528-3330. Scholarships are available pending proof of need. Please review the William Wachtel Memorial Scholarship Application.Apply For Scholarship Button Opens in new window


Registrations may be completed in person. To register, visit the atrium desk at:

Museum of Nature and Science
411 N Main Street
Tuesday - Saturday
10 AM - 4 PM

or online anytime by clicking here.

Current Exhibit

Art piece by Eva Flynn named Frontera

Artistas de la Fronterizas – Artists of the Borderland  

October 6–December 16, 2023

Artistas de la Fronterizas- Borderland Contemporary Artists features a diverse group of sixteen contemporary artists from local Borderland communities, including Las Cruces, El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The participating artists initially were selected from a 2021 call for art by the Las Cruces Museum of Art that was presented virtually over a period of 13 months on the Las Cruces Museums social media platforms. In this exhibit, the artists showcase their artwork-most of which are new creations-in the physical space of the museum’s gallery.   

This exhibit specifically highlights works from minoritized communities, which in this case are artists with Hispanic and Latino origins. The Museum of Art chose to focus on upcoming and prominent Hispanic and Latino artists to celebrate and recognize their importance to the Borderland art world and its culture.