City of Las Cruces museums open until 7 p.m. Wednesdays

SWS Report | June, 2017 | Arts, Community Calendar


The Las Cruces Museum of Art recently opened registration for Summer Studio Programs Art Classes. Classes run from June 7 through July 29. Registration for each class ends on the Saturday before class begins, but class sizes are limited so register early.

The Studio Programs Art Classes give our community access to creative learning opportunities. Children, teens, and adults are can learn a new skill or enhance existing knowledge while guided by local experienced and qualified professional artists.

Come spend your summer discovering the artist within through various class options including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, comic book illustration and much more. Classes are offered to all levels of artists.

Registration is located at the Museum of Nature and Science located at 411 North Main Street. Students must register in person during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Registrations are due by the Saturday before classes start.

The Museum of Art is located at 491 N. Main Street For a full class schedule and additional information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org or call 541-2137.

Railroad Museum
Coloring Club for adults will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 9, and Friday, June 23. Bring your own book and colored pencils, or use the museum’s materials. They have a wide variety of pages ready to be colored, from simple pictures to intricate designs.

On June 25, two special evening Coloring Clubs will be held — one for adults, one for children from 5 – 6:30 p.m. during the extended summer hours.

The whole family is invited to participate in Family Game Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 10. The museum provides a variety of games that have been popular for centuries, as well as wooden and jigsaw puzzles. The tradition of playing Jacks can be traced back to ancient Greece, with dozens of variations. The origin of Dominos can be traced to 13th century China before they made their way to Europe in the 18th century, to eventually become the game we’re familiar with today.

On Saturday, June 10, the National Model Railroad Association will hold their monthly meeting, which is open to the public. Learn techniques for building and enhancing model train layouts.

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street. For additional information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org or call 647-4480.

The museums are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours for the Las Cruces museums start in June, extending the hours until 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.



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