About the Museum

The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is 47 acres packed with real stories about real people.

The interactive museum, which has welcomed visitors from all over the world, brings to life the 4,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico. It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national honor for museums.

The enormous main building contains more than 24,000 square feet of exhibit space, along with catering space for meetings and events, a mercantile and theater.

Fun and learning go hand in hand as visitors stroll along corrals filled with livestock, enjoy several gardens or watch one of our growing number of demonstrations.

We retrieve memories for some visitors, educate others and provide a fun-filled day for everyone.

The museum is part of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, N.M.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens (60 and over), $3 for children ages 4 to 17 and $2 for active U.S. military and veterans. Children under 4 and museum members with a card are admitted free of charge, as well as Foster families with an official state Children, Youth & Family Department card. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Museum takes part in the national Blue Star program that allows free admission to active U.S. military members and their immediate families. Also, New Mexico seniors are free on Wednesdays. These admission rates may be changed for special events.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Prepare for Your Visit

Whether it’s the sunny summer or cosy winter, our outdoor activities are ready for those dressed appropriately for the season! Family, friends, and even neighbors can join the fun. Read more

Share on Social Media

Snap pictures and share your engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences on social media! Use the hashtag #nmfarmandranch on Instagram. Remember that the livestock barns close at 4 p.m., so get your cattle pictures early!

Navigating the Museum

NM Farm & Ranch is proudly accessible to all visitors requiring mobility assistance via our handicap parking, visitor drop off with automatic doors (west side/front entrance), accessible restrooms, available wheelchairs and ramps — all on one floor. Read more

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