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University Museum

Kent Hall

The University Museum serves as a center of object-based learning and a resource for New Mexico State University students, faculty, staff, and the Las Cruces community to explore human experiences—past, present and future. We preserve collections from the Southwest and around the world, develop original exhibitions, conduct research, and use the museum space and collections in teaching and as training for future museum professionals. 

 For the summer of 2022, the Museum's hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 11 AM - 4 PM. We encourage you to come stop by our exhibits!
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Visit Us

For the summer of 2022, the Museum is open to the public from 11 AM - 4 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, excluding federal holidays, NMSU administrative holidays, and NMSU semester breaks.

Contact Us:

General Museum Inquiries, (575) 646-5161 (voicemail when museum is closed to the public)

Director: Dr. Fumi Arakawa, (M-F 8AM - 5PM)

The University Museum's administrative office is shared with the Department of Anthropology in Breland Hall.