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Posted on: June 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Las Cruces Museum System Reopens to the Public

Museum of Nature and Science

The Las Cruces Museum System announces plan to reopen to the public after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic response and public health orders. Beginning Tuesday, June 29, the museum will re-open fully to guests during our normal operating hours of 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. To ensure the health and safety of staff and guests, the LCMS has implemented new temporary procedures for visiting the museums. 

Guests are asked to follow health guidelines by wearing a mask if they have not been vaccinated, maintain social distancing from others at all times, and refrain from touching items or exhibits. Hand sanitizing stations are located near restrooms and front desks. Disposable masks will be provided to visitors who have forgotten their own at home (limit one per person). Guests with COVID-19 symptoms or who are sick will not be permitted to enter. 

The Museum of Art and Museum of Nature & Science will also be open for First Friday beginning 5 - 7 p.m. on July 2. The museums will continue to be open on subsequent First Fridays of the month throughout the year. 

The Branigan Cultural Center will remain closed until October 1 for pre-scheduled repair work. The Museum of Art and Museum of Nature & Science are located at 411 – 491 N. Main Street and are accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36. The Las Cruces Railroad Museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 5 Stop 17. For additional information, visit the website at: or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

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