New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico’s dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico’s arts and cultural heritage agencies including the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. Explore the other 14 divisions at this

National History Day

Join secondary classrooms from throughout southern New Mexico as they do historical research and compete at regional, state and national contests for prizes and scholarships. This is a collaborative effort between the Museum, the New Mexico Humanities Council, and the New Mexico State University History Department and

Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau

Museum staff works with the Las Cruces CVB to promote the area as a destination for tour groups and visitors from all over the world. The CVB always suggests the Museum as place to visit while in Las Cruces.

Doña Ana County Extension Service

Over 1,000 local 4th graders visit the Museum each year for Kids, Kows and More, an event which exposes students to many different aspects of agriculture. The Museum hosts the event and provides assistance to the Extension Service staff and volunteers. Doña Ana County Extension Service also works with the Museum at other events and venues including the Southern New Mexico State Fair.

Prepare for Your Visit

Whether it’s the sunny summer or cozy 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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