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An Update on the University Museum:


The University Museum's exhibition spaces are currently closed to the public while we work on some facility improvements.


Like many other museums, when we closed to the public in March we never could have anticipated how COVID-19 would affect our museum, the university, and the communities we serve. In response, many of our exhibition plans moved online or shifted to accommodate the circumstances. As museums in New Mexico and across the country begin to cautiously open to the public again, we have been carefully considering our options. We have decided that the University Museum’s exhibition spaces will remain closed to the public for now. We will be using this opportunity while the gallery spaces are closed to perform some necessary facility upgrades so we can better serve you in the future.  

However, just because our exhibition spaces are closed doesn’t mean we are shut down completely! Staff and students at the museum continue to work closely with the collections, and we want to bring you in on the action. We invite you to connect with us over the coming months through online exhibitions, social media, virtual programs, and profiles of our teaching and research. We have exciting plans for the future, so stay tuned!


How to Visit Us:

We are located on the New Mexico State university campus in Kent Hall, at University Avenue and Solano Drive.

1280 East University Avenue

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM  8801

You can enter the museum from the courtyard on the side of the building closests to the parking lot. There are two visitor parking spots off the 1168 E. University Avenue parking lot, located on the drive closest to the museum courtyard.