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Posted on: October 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Las Cruces Museum System Temporary Closure

Museum System

Consistent with the latest public health recommendations from the Governor’s office, the Las Cruces Museums have opted to close to the public effective October 23 through November 14, 2020.

The Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Museum of Nature & Science, and Railroad Museum are closing to on-site visitation temporarily in our ongoing effort to minimize the risk of community spread of the COVID-19 virus. We continue to offer free programs and experiences online via our Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums. You can also find activities on our website at

Public health experts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the New Mexico Department of Health advise that wearing a mask and social distancing are the most effective strategies for mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The Museum System is following guidelines for sanitation in our facilities, such as regularly cleaning frequently touched surfaces. We encourage the community to join our staff in practicing good hygiene, such as washing hands for 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, and staying home if you are feeling unwell.

Get the latest news from the New Mexico Department of Health at

You can keep up to date on our Facebook page @LCMuseums for more information and for educational and fun activities to do at home, virtual learning opportunities, and more!

For additional information, visit the website at or call 575/522-3120. 

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