Experience a history like no other

For at least 4,000 years, people have been growing food in this region, and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum tells this amazing story through interactive exhibits, demonstrations, oral histories, objects, and educational programs. 

It’s a story of survival, ingenuity, and hope. It connects generations, and weaves together people from various cultures that are uniquely New Mexico.  

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. 

Her Land : Women in Agriculture – Fita Witte

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces pays tribute to women making a difference in New Mexico agriculture with a current, ...
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Beyond the Farm

Farmers and ranchers keep us fed, clothed, and sheltered. With fewer farmers, less land in agriculture, and more people to feed, the demand to increase ...
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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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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.

Kids with goats
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!


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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