August STEM Programs at the Museum of Nature & Science

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science will offer in-person STEM programs for children and families this August. The programs are free but require registration in advance. To register please email [email protected] or call 575-522-3120 before the registration deadlines listed.

“Nature & Science Discovery Pre-K” 
Thursdays, 9 – 10 a.m.
Learn about prehistoric mammals through stories and crafts. “Pre-K” takes place every Thursday at 9 a.m. This program will take place outdoors in a shaded area. Register in advance for August by July 24. Recommended for ages 2-5, adult caregiver participation is required.

“Saturday Family Science – Solar Ovens”
Saturday, August 14, 10 – 11 a.m.
Use the heat from the sun to warm a snack with a homemade solar oven. Registration closes July 24. Recommended ages 6 and up, adult caregiver participation is required.

“STEAMpunk – Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, physicist” 
Saturday, August 21, 10 – 11 a.m. Explore the color spectra of light by building a simple spectrometer inspired by Nobel Prize winner Sir Raman. Registration closes August 7. Recommended ages 6 and up.

“Bug Fest” 
Saturday, August 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn about bugs all over the world and the important roles they play in the environment and as a food source. Discover at your own pace while you explore the museum. No registration required. All ages.

The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. Main Street and is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36. For additional information, visit the website at: or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.