This outstanding exhibit explores the dramatic transformation of life in the Tularosa Basin in the 1940s and beyond.
Grist for the Mill
Enjoy learning about the technology, history and importance of gristmills in the temporary exhibit, “Grist for the Mill.”
New Mexico Colonial Home
The New Mexico Colonial Home was built in the museum’s Heritage Gallery and is the centerpiece of the Spanish Colonial section of the gallery.
Peter Hurd’s charcoal studies
In order to create a large work, like a mural or fresco on a wall, artists must plan and prepare.
Sonny Rivera’s ‘True Grit’ sculpture
Visitors to the Museum are greeted by a beautiful new sculpture in front of the Bruce King Building.
Visitors entering the Heritage Gallery will be introduced to the early agricultural period in what is now New Mexico, beginning about 4,000 years ago.
Farm Life in New Mexico: Then & Now
This extensive exhibit is packed full of interesting objects from the museum’s collections.
Located in the Main Gallery, the beautiful exhibit features four major sections: “Moving Around,” “On the Farm,” “Home Sweet Home,” and “Going to Town.” The design gives visitors the feeling of stepping into a historical environment.
Historic Green Bridge
Formerly known as the Pecos River Bridge and the Rio Hondo Bridge, New Mexico’s second-oldest highway bridge is the Museum’s largest artifact.
Saddle Makers of the Southwest
The Museum’s Horse & Cattle Barn is the site of a new, long-term exhibit celebrating the art of saddle making.
Sheep and Goat Barn
The Sheep and Goat Barn is home to two different breeds of sheep — Navajo churro and Suffolk — as well as Boer goats.
The Museum’s Greenhouse is open for shopping from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
Pets are only allowed in the parking lot, visitors are asked to keep them on a leash.
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Museum & Gift Shop closed on Sunday
Pony rides will resume on Saturdays from 10:30 to 12, beginning Feb. 11. Weather and staffing could lead to cancelations. We encourage guests to call ahead to confirm. The cost is $5 per ride. Contact us