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Classes and Camps

The museum offers summer camps, Saturday classes, and homeschool classes for K-12 students. Classes and camps are a great way to learn about the history of farming, ranching, and rural life in New Mexico.

Summer Camps

The museum offers 2- to 3-day summer camps beginning in June. Children can explore a wide variety of topics including gardening, archaeology, ecology, and fiber arts.

The camps are taught by museum staff members or museum volunteers who are experienced in teaching the topic.

Summer Camps for 2019 registration will begin May 1st.

Saturday Classes

Throughout the school year, the museum offers Saturday classes that engage children and adults in a variety of topics From holiday-themed family workshops to specialized weaving classes, there’s a Saturday class for everyone.

Felting Classes for adults(price is $10 per person):

May 11, 1 pm to 3 pm

May 18, 1 pm to 3 pm

Please contact LuAnn Kilday at 575-522-4100 or luannr.kilday@state.nm.us for more information.

See the schedule for upcoming classes here. Additional charges apply for some classes. If no cost is listed, attendance at classes is included in the cost of museum admission.

Discovery Afternoons

During the school year, the museum offers periodic Wednesday afternoon classes for home-school students. Classes are taught by museum educators or volunteers who are skilled in the topic. Topics range from agriculture to history to hands-on skills like weaving. Classes run from 2:30 pm – 4 pm. Cost is $3 per student.

What did the Spanish bring with them when they came to New Mexico? What did they eat? How did they get their food? How did they use the resources that were already here? What did they do in their spare time? Come explore daily life during the colonial period this month at one of our Discovery Afternoons.

Who Are We?

Friends of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization that works in support of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. We are located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Upcoming Events

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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

Heart of the Desert Discounts

Be sure to come and visit the Heart of the Desert Pistachios and Wines in the Museum’s lobby for your gifts and snacks.  They have a wide variety of items to choose from at a reasonable price. Don’t forget that if you join the Friends you will receive an extra 10% off your purchases by showing your membership card.  Only available exclusively in store for Friends members at our Museum!