Events & Activities

Farmington Museum • 3041 E Main Street, Farmington, NM 87402 • (505) 599-1174

Events that require registration can be done online or in person at the museum. 

All Ages

summer terrace music series

Summer Terrace Music Series

6:00-7:30 pm     FREE

Join us on the terrace at the Farmington Museum on Saturdays during the summer for free music overlooking the Animas River. Bring your folding chair and dancing shoes.

July 28 - Off the Interstate (Country)
August 4 - TBD
August 11 - Close Enuff Jazz Combo
August 18 - Devil's Dram (Celtic)
August 25 - Ben Gibson Duo (Rock)

Totah festival

Totah Festival

Fee:    FREE 

Aug 31, 2018       5:00 pm - 7:00 pm                                 Sep 01, 2018      10:00 am - 7:00 pm                                 Sep 02, 2018      11:00 am - 5:00 pm                       

 Talented Native American artisans are juried into this      annual festival celebrating the craftsmanship and            friendship of regional artists. Totah Festival features a    weekend of fantastic food, a contest Pow-Wow, Cultural  Dance Expo and the popular authentic Navajo Rug        Auction. 

Real Night for Events

REAL Night at the Museum

Sep 29      4:00-7:00 pm     FREE

The Farmington Museum's annual living history extravaganza, REAL Night at the Museum is back! Join us for live music, tractor rides, and traditional favorite hands-on activities and crafts that bring the past alive. Apple pressing, butter churning, candle making, log cabin building, leather stamping, and biscuit making over an open fire will all be part of this exciting event.


Community Fall Festival

Nov 10, 2018     11:00 am-2:00 pm     FREE

Adults and kids alike will enjoy the Farmington Museum Foundation's FREE annual Fall Festival. There will be a wide variety of items on sale in the museum store, door prizes, refreshments, live entertainment, special presentations, book signings, kid's activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and more! During the event, new Farmington Museum Foundation members and 2019 renewing members may enjoy a week-long 30% discount on purchases from the stores at the Farmington Museum, E3 Children's Museum, and Riverside Nature Center. Current 2018 members may enjoy a 20% discount at all three stores.

For Kids


Art's Alive!

Wednesdays      June 6 - August 8, 2018
2:30-4:30pm      FREE

This is a drop-in summer arts and crafts program for kids four (4) years and older. Come on by and be dressed to get messy. (No session on July 4)


Tunes for Tots

Wednesdays    June 6 - August 8, 2018
10:00-11:00 am       FREE

This drop-in class is designed to be casual and relaxed, with a focus on craft-making, story-time, finger plays, dancing, and singing. All these elements are used to facilitate the physical and cognitive abilities that children are developing in early childhood. For children three (3) to five (5) years old. No session on July 4


Atomic Teen Science Cafe

Starting in September 

Contact: E3 Children's Museum & Science Center,       (505) 599-1425    

Teens 13 to 17, join us for FREE “live” Atomic Teen Science Cafes from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Cafes provide teens interested in current science the opportunity to interact with scientists in a fun and informal setting. Come for amazing science, food (dinner is provided), and fun! If you need a ride from the southwest side of town, a shuttle will take you from Sycamore Park Community Center to the Farmington Museum and back! Shuttle leaves at 5:30. 

Follow us on Facebook @AtomicTeenCafe

For Adults

Highland Mary Lakes

History Hikes

$20.00     Register online here under "Exploring the Four Corners" or call the Museum at (505) 599-1400

History Hikes are back at the Farmington Museum! Join us on the second Saturday of each month, May through September, for a fun and informative hike that explores the cultural and natural history of the Four Corners region. Space is limited and registration is required. This program is for adults 18 years and older and includes transportation and lunch. 

SOLD OUT! Highland Mary Lakes Trail 
August 11, 2018     8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Participants will hike four (4) miles along the Highland Mary Lakes trail through the Weminuche Wilderness to enjoy alpine lakes and stunning views of the Grenadier Mountain range in Colorado.

Click Here for a full list of 2018 History Hikes


Museum EdVentures

Register online here under "Exploring the Four Corners" or call the Museum at (505) 599-1400

Join us for a Museum EdVenture! On Saturdays throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to explore the cultural heritage of the Four Corners on an all-day, adults-only field trip. Registration is required and transportation to and from the museum is provided. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. Farmington Museum Foundation Members, call to get a registration discount! 

SOLD OUT! Wine Making in the Four Corners 
August 25, 2018    8:00 am - 5:00 pm     $30.00
In late August, join Farmington Museum Director Bart Wilsey for a tour of the Four Corners vineyards and wineries. Participants will enjoy a tour of the New Mexico State University Research Station Test Vineyard and Cedar Hill Vineyard, and a full wine tasting and tour of Fox Fire Farms Winery in Ignacio, Colorado.

Click Here to see a full list of 2018 Museum EdVentures


Dutch Oven Baking

September 8, 2018        9:00-10:00 am         $3.00

For a real treat during your summer camping or backyard cooking, try baking in a cast iron dutch oven. If this is a new type of cooking for you, come to a demonstration, and get some hands-on experience, recipes, and tips from an expert at the Farmington Museum. Donna Thatcher will demonstrate several recipes from start to tasting during a two-hour outdoor session. Space is limited, so $3.00 pre-register is required. Bring a lawn chair, and dress to spend the time outdoors around the fire as we revive this pioneer skill.

Register online Here under "Outdoor" or by calling Riverside Nature Center at (505) 599-1422.


John Wayne

Curator's Choice Lecture Series: God Bless America & John Wayne

November 10, 2018     3:00-4:30 pm     FREE

Visit the Farmington Museum for the latest installment of the Curator’s Choice Lecture Series. In November learn about John Wayne's career that spanned almost five decades, where he played countless Western heroes, from Ringo Kida and Ethan Edwards to Davy Crockett and Rooster Cogburn. But more than simply an actor, Wayne's persona, both on screen and off, came to embody the American West, at home and abroad. Not surprisingly, when Nikita Khrushchev, the Premier of the Soviet Union and a harsh critic of the United Staes, visited the country in 1959, he demanded to see two American cultural institutions: Disneyland and John Wayne.