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Posted on: April 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] STEM programs this May at the Museum of Nature & Science

Frogs in an aquarium

The Museum of Nature & Science presents science programs on a variety of topics in May. Entry to the museum and programs are free, and no registration is required.  

Stop in every Saturday morning to take a closer look at the “Jaws, Paws, & Claws” of dinosaurs with hands-on specimens between 10 a.m. and noon in the Museum of Art gallery. 

It’s brunch time with the animals in the Nature Center. Join our animal care team for “Live Animal Feedings” at 11 a.m. on Saturdays to see how and what the animals eat!  

May 2 – Amphibians & Lizards 

May 9 – Turtles 

May 16 - Snakes 

Preschool children and their families are invited to explore numbers, letters, and dinosaurs at “Nature and Science Discovery Pre-K – Junior Paleontologists” at 9 a.m. every Thursday morning.  

May 7 – Tyrannosaurus rex 

May 14 – Plated Dinosaurs 

May 21 – Horned Dinosaurs 

May 28 - Hadrosaurs 

Families are invited to explore polymers by making a bouncy ball from household materials at noon on “Saturday Family Science” May 9. 

“Dig Deeper into Dinosaurs” with Dr. Thomas Williamson from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Learn about the Cretaceous mass extinction that brought about the end of the dinosaurs. The family-friendly lecture will take place in the museum’s classroom at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. 

“Nature and Science Saturday Pre-K” invites little learners and their parents or caregivers to investigate Tyrannosaurus rex at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Recommended for ages 2-5. 

Middle and high school students can team up with Jason Laney from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Teen Science Café – Storm Watchers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 21Learn about a career in meteorology and how to identify weather patterns. Pizza dinner will be provided. 

Learn about the diverse world of Chihuahuan Desert wildlife and get up close to some of the museum’s residents at “Animal Encounters – Amphibians” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 in the Nature Center.  

Inspired by engineer Sandra Begay-Campbell, children ages 6-10 are invited to “STEAMpunk” at noon on Saturday, May 23 to learn about solar energy through hands-on experiments.  

The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. Main Street and is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  on Saturday. The museum is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 2. For additional information, visit the website at: or call (575) 522-3120 

City of Las Cruces news releases are available on the home page of the City website at under News & Announcements and can be translated into Spanish and multiple other languages using the Select Language feature on the lower right side of the page.  


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