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Posted on: July 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] August STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature & Science

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The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science will offer in-person STEM programs for children and families this August. Admission to the museum and programs is free.

“Nature & Science Discovery PreK – Planeteers”
Thursdays in September, 10 - 11 a.m. 
Registration is open for September’s Pre-K series. Nurture your little one’s love of science! Investigate the Moon through hands-on explorations, stories, and crafts every Thursday in September. Please register in-person at the Museum of Nature & Science by August 26. Recommended for ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver.

“Saturday Family Science – Solar Ovens”
Saturday, August 6, 10 - 11 a.m. 
Harness the summer heat with a solar oven to make s’mores! Recommended for ages 6 and older, adult caregiver participation is required.

“STEAMpunk – BB King, Musician”
Saturday, August 17, 10 - 11 a.m.
BB King revolutionized Blues music using vibrato, staccato, and string bending. Learn about sound and acoustics with hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 6 and older, while supplies last.

“Live Animal Feedings”
Saturdays, August 6 and 13, 11 a.m. to noon
It’s brunch time! Watch and learn how different species of animals eat, and what they eat. Animal feedings take place in the gallery at the Museum of Nature & Science. No registration needed, all ages.

“Animal Encounters”
Saturday, August 27, 11 a.m. to noon
Learn about the diverse world of reptiles and get up close to some of the museum’s residents. No registration needed, all ages.

The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. Main Street and is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 1. Visit the website at: or follow the Las Cruces Museums on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

For information contact Stephanie Hawkins, Education Curator, at 575-532-3372 or by email at

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