The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

A top attraction in southern New Mexico, drawing visitors from all 50 states. 

Featured Museum Exhibits

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum has a wide variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits — everything from fine art shows, to farm implements, to recreated structures in our Heritage Gallery. 

Dairy Spot Interior

The Dairy Spot

The Dairy Spot: Discovery Center is a fun, colorful venue for families to learn about dairy products and the industry in New Mexico.

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Recent Acquisitions

Beautiful artwork recently acquired by the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is now featured in the northern part of the Museum’s Central Corridor. …

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Riding Herd with Billy the Kid

New exhibit tells of the violent beginnings of cattle ranching in New Mexico

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Featured Lecture

Education &

Our educational resources, and programs provide engaging, educational, and fun content that has been adapted virtually. Through our summer camps, virtual tours, and classes, schools, and families now have quality online resources they can use to entertain and educate.

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Family in exhibit interacting with a museum display.


Engaging programs. From our family to yours,  the Farm & Ranch invites families to dive right in, and experience New Mexico’s rich heritage. We offer a wealth of farm and ranch programs created to delight, inspire, and engage all ages.


Come on over and see what’s happening at your Museum! You will have fun, learn new skills, meet new people, and help the Museum preserve the history of farming, ranching, and rural life in New Mexico. You will make a difference!


Featured Events

Due to current COVID circumstances, events are currently postponed until further notice. We will keep you updated as we navigate through these uncertain times.

Here at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, we’re passionate about bringing history to life in a way that authentically connects, entertains, inspires, and educates our patrons. Sadly, we currently do not have the opportunity to offer the same in-person events during the summer, and fall that we typically provide, but we’re honored, and excited to create new ways of providing dynamic special events through our virtual platforms.

Stay connected with us as we are working hard to bring history to life — and to your home — for you and your family.

June 2023
17 June 2023 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fiber Extravaganza

The public is invited to enjoy a day of fiber arts demonstrations at the third-annual Fiber Extravaganza.  Skilled demonstrators from around the state will do wool carding, spinning, weaving, sewing, Colcha embroidery, cotton ginning, and more. Regular Museum admission applies to the demonstrations on Saturday, which are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A big...

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July 2023
28 July 2023 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Summertime on the Farm

This second-annual event features ice cream making, a plant sale, food trucks, demonstrations, scavenger hunt, bicycle parade, trolley rides, and live music from 7-9 p.m. It is being held in conjunction with New Mexico’s 4-H Achievement Week and projects created by their members will be displayed. Admission is $20 per carload. Check back for more...

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2020 Online Summer Camps

Though you may not be able to come see us in-person, you can still farm with us this summer! Beginning in June, our Museum will be offering two- and three-day summer camps so children have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of topics including gardening, historical performance, fiber arts, and archaeology.

Additionally, the first few camps will be offered 100% free. We want to provide a positive highlight for you, and your family during this unusual summer.

To inquire about upcoming summer camps, contact LuAnn Kilday at (575) 522-4100, ext.103.


Daily Demonstrations

Due to current COVID circumstances, demonstrations are currently postponed until further notice. We will keep you updated as we navigate through these uncertain times.

Demonstrations allow visitors to witness historical methods or modern techniques of farming, ranching, and rural living in New Mexico. During this unprecedented time, our demonstrations are paused right now. Check out what we typically do at the Farm & Ranch!

Enjoy demonstrations each day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Schedules are subject to change.

Wool spinning

Wool Spinning






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