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Posted on: September 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] "Dig into the Past" with the Las Cruces Museums

Pick and Rocks Paleontology

Dig deep into Earth’s history with the Las Cruces Museums and local paleontology and archaeology experts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., and Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St.
Entry to the museum and events are free, and no registration is required.
Celebrate Fossil Day™ at the Museum of Nature & Science while learning about the distant past from Permian trackways to the rise of mammals during the Eocene. Real and replica fossil specimens and hands-on activities will be offered by the Museum of Nature & Science, Bureau of Land Management – Las Cruces Office, New Mexico State University, Insights El Paso Science Center, and local paleontologists.
Learn about human history while celebrating International Archaeology Day at the Branigan Cultural Center. People have lived in the Las Cruces area for over 10,000 years. View artifacts, learn about local history, and participate in archaeology activities with the museum, Doña Ana Archaeological Society, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State University, and local archaeologists.
The Museum of Nature & Science and the Branigan Cultural Center are accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 1. Visit the Museum System 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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