Demonstrations & Livestock Programs

milking demo

The Museum’s New Mexico historical demonstrations and livestock programs allow our patrons to experience the historical methods and modern techniques of farming, ranching, and rural living.

Note: 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.


Our milking demonstration is temporarily suspended.

Fiber Arts

The production of fabrics and clothing from raw materials has always required incredible craftsmanship and patience. Sewing, spinning, weaving, and embroidery are among the traditional handcrafts you will see produced at NM Farm.

Quilting: Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Sewing & weaving: Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Wool carding and spinning: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon


Our blacksmith demonstrations are temporarily suspended.

Parade of Breeds

See all of the extraordinary beef cattle breeds that reside at the Museum through this spectacular New Mexico historical demonstration. Learn how cattle breeds have affected New Mexico agriculture as our livestock staff brings each breed into the Round Pen for visitors to see. You won’t want to miss this special presentation!

Please call for current scheduling. These demonstrations may be available by request for groups of 25 or more.

Coming Soon!

Heritage Cooking
Through a variety of demonstrations, classes, and outreach programs, NM Farm highlights the vast array of locally grown foods and how they were prepared and preserved by different cultures throughout New Mexico history.

Traditional Crafts
Woodworking and leatherworking have been passed down through generations of New Mexicans. We’re honored to have these artisans work at NM Farm to create unique, handcrafted items that are sure to impress.

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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