Events & Activities

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

Events that require registration can be done online, in person at the museum, or by calling (505) 599-1400. 

For Kids

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Afterschool Art! Attack

Wednesdays       3:30-4:30 pm        $1.00

Need to get your art on??? Well, swing on by the Farmington Museum after school on Wednesday’s and explore your creative side while doing some enjoyable art and experience new art techniques. This program is for children six (6) years and older. 

Organized by E3 Children's Museum & Science Center. For info call (505) 599-1425. Print the flyer and share!

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"S" is for Science

Tuesdays         10:30-11:15 am          FREE

Join us for this S.T.E.M. to Read program featuring the Quirkles®, who are 26 imaginary scientists that help children every day, all over the world, develop a love and appreciation for science. First, we will read about a Quirkle, then we SCIENCE! This program is for children four (4) and older. 

Organized by E3 Children's Museum & Science Center. For info call (505) 599-1425. Print the flyer and share!

For Teens

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Foraging for Fossils

September 6     6:00-8:00 p.m.     FREE

Join us to learn from John Burris, Ph.D., professor of Geology at San Juan College as he teaches us about paleontology with hands-on activities!

Live Atomic Teen Science Cafes provide teens interested in current science the opportunity to interact with wiht scientists in a fun and informal setting. Come for great science, fun, and food!! Dinner is provided.

For more information on upcoming Cafes and how to get involved visit E3 Children's Museum & Science Center.

For Adults

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Brave the Bisti Badlands

$15.00    Registration opens 3 months prior to trip.

Join us for either Full Moon or Daytime hikes to the Bisti Badlands. Transportation for all trips is provided to and from the Farmington Museum. These trips may be canceled or ended early due to weather. Farmington Museum Foundation Members, call to get a registration discount! 

Full Moon Hikes
August 15, 2019 - SOLD OUT        6:30 - 10:00 pm 

September 13, 2019 - SOLD OUT    5:30 - 9:00 pm 
 

Ever wonder what hoodoos of the Bisti Badlands look like in the moonlight? Join us on a full moon hike to find out. Dress warmly for this nighttime hike and bring a flashlight if you have one. 

Daytime Hikes 
October 5, 2019         8:00 am - 1:00 pm 
 

Want to see giant petrified trees? Join us for a daytime hike in the Bisti Badlands to do so.

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

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History Hikes

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

Join us throughout the summer for fun and informative hikes that explore the cultural and natural history of the Four Corners region. Space is limited and registration is required. This program includes transportation to and from the Farmington Museum and lunch. 

Spud Lake - SOLD OUT
September 14, 2019     8:00 am - 3:00 pm

In September enjoy a gentle 3-mile hike through aspen forests to the charming Spud Lake.

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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! 

Navajo Puebilto Archaeology Guided Tour
October 12, 2019    8:00 am - 5:00 pm     $20.00
In October join us for a Navajo Pueblito tour led by archaeologist Doug Dykeman. Stops will include up to three pueblitos. There will be some hiking involved. 

Valley of the Gods, Moki Dugway Guided Tour
November 16, 2019    8:00 am - 6:00 pm     $25.00
In November enjoy a scenic driving tour of the stunning sandstone Valley of the Gods, heart-stopping Moki Dugway, and beautiful vistas from Muley Point. Plenty of stops will be planned for photographic opportunities!

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Native New Mexican Cuisine Cooking Class

September 7, 2019  - SOLD OUT    10:00 am-1:00 pm
$15.00, $12.00 for Farmington Museum Foundation

Join the Museum of Navajo Art & Culture and the Farmington Indian Center at the Farmington Museum for some authentic Diné cooking. This class will teach people some popular Navajo recipes and the history behind them. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, participants will learn the process for making blue corn mush, fry bread, steamed corn stew with mutton, and red sumac pudding. The class will end with lunch! Registration is limited to 15.

Register online here under "Cultural & Special Events" or call the Museum at (505) 599-1400

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