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. 

All Ages

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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

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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. 

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For Adults

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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! 

The Archaeology of Dinétah
October 20, 2018    8:00 am - 6:00 pm     $25.00
In late October, join archaeologist Dough Dykeman on a day-long tour of some off-the-beaten-path sites in Dinétah. We will explore remote pueblitos, including Three Corn, Old Fort, and Jesus Canyon ruins, and see riveting rock art.

Click Here to see a full list of 2018 Museum EdVentures

Presentations

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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.

Click Here to view the 2019 lecture series schedule.