The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that the state’s eight museums (including this one) and seven of its historic sites will reopen to the public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020. These facilities, which closed on March 16, 2020, may resume operation at 25% of normal capacity under the state’s current Public Health Order.
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Museum Kits for Loan
***At this time, the Museum Kits are not available for loan for the Fall semester. Please check back for Spring 2021 availablility. We apologize for any inconveniences.***
Kits are loaned for a two-week period.
There is no cost for loan, but borrower must be able to pick up and return kit. Please e-mail in advance to be sure a kit is available.
The primary focus of this kit is to show the different modes of fossilization. This kit contains a large assortment of mainly New Mexico fossils and a study guide. Download kit contents list here
Minerals and Rocks
This kit shows the differences between rocks and minerals. It contains minerals associated with the Mohs hardness scale, an assortment of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks, and a study guide. Download kit contents list here
The bird kit concentrates on birds and bird adaptation. Specimens include wings, feet, skulls and eggs of a number of birds. Download kit contents list here
The main focus of this kit is taxonomy (classification) using marine (ocean) invertebrates. Includes cnidarians, mollusks, echinoderms, and arthropods. Download kit contents list here