Programs & Education

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During this time of unprecedented change, NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum remains committed to providing engaging, educational, and fun resources for children, families, teachers, adult learners, groups, organizations, and individuals.

Though our in-person operations are limited, we’ve worked hard to provide you with a wealth of dynamic online resources, such as our educational videos on our YouTube channel. And that’s not all! Our team is incredibly excited to offer additional creative solutions like our online summer camps, the first few of which will be FREE for the summer of 2020! We will also be offering virtual tours and classroom events in the fall for kids and teachers returning to school.

And because we prioritize open and honest communication regarding our revenue and expenditures, we want you to rest assured that revenue taken from any event or service is poured back into our operational costs, educational programs, and the Friends program — no part is given to the State or any other external source

Culture Series

(Due to the current circumstance this series is currently postponed until further notice. We will keep you updated as we navigate through these uncertain times.)

Whether it’s a presentation about the archaeology of the Cañada Alamosa or a holiday-themed living history performance, the Museum’s monthly Culture Series is educational and entertaining. From New Mexico’s State Historian to Chautauqua performers, a variety of presenters are featured throughout the year. Culture Series presentations take place on the second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Check the calendar for this month’s speaker. Admission is free, but a donation to our educational programs is appreciated.

To inquire about upcoming Culture Series offerings or if you are interested in being a presenter, contact Leah Tookey at (575) 522-4100, ext. 102.

Outreach and Special Presentations

Our museum will come to you with our new and unique virtual outreach programs. It’s hard to find quality, educational content that is safe, dynamic, and engaging for your kids, so we’ve worked hard to provide digital content that brings a positive solution to this problem. And when the fall comes, teachers, we’re passionate about providing quality content that will enhance your curriculum whether your classroom is in-person or online.

Our YouTube channel provides ample online educational content for families and classrooms, and our virtual tours and classes also provide alternative digital resources for parents and teachers.

Tours and Classes

Our museum is full of historical artifacts, interactive displays, and live animals that transport you back in time to experience New Mexico’s rich agricultural history. Even though we’re currently unable to allow our patrons to be immersed in this content on-site, we’ve developed virtual tours and classes that allow families, students, and teachers to continue to expand their knowledge of New Mexico and our agricultural heritage.

We know that kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from learning about New Mexico’s rich history. That’s why we’ve gone a step further to intentionally offer virtual tours for both children and adults.

Here’s a brief listing of the variety of topics that our virtual tours and classes cover:

  • Early farm innovation & technology
  • American-Indian agriculture
  • Spanish colonial life
  • Farming during the Great Depression
  • Agriculture
  • Crops
  • Cattle

Contact the Education Department at 575-522-4100 for our current pricing and availability to book an online tour or class.

If you’re interested in scheduling a virtual tour or classroom event, please schedule your tour at least two weeks in advance. Tours arranged less than two weeks in advance are subject to regular Museum admission. We accept purchase orders, checks, cash, and credit cards.

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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