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


Dinosaur Discovery Day

April 28, 2018    1:00-3:00 pm      FREE

Come join us to celebrate the museum's newest visiting exhibition, Dinosaurs of New Mexico: Fossils from the Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and ScienceThere will be a plethora of prehistoric crafts and activities for kids and adults alike. 


Spring Mini-Contest Pow-Wow

May 12, 2018     10:00 am - 8:00 pm     FREE

Don’t miss this opportunity for local dancers, singers, and spectators to socialize and exercise at the Spring Mini-contest Pow-Wow at the Farmington Museum.    On-site registration starts at 10:00 a.m. Gourd Dancing from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Grand Entry at 2:00 p.m. For more info on this free event contact the Farmington Indian Center at (505) 599-1524.


Drive-In Movies at the Museum

9:15-11:00 pm     FREE

June 16 - Paddington 2
June 30 - Peter Rabbit
July 21 - Jumanji

Drive-ins are returning to Farmington! Join us on three starry evenings this summer for FREE Drive-in Movies at the Museum starting at 9:15 p.m.! We are showing family-friendly movies on the big screen in the west parking lot along the Animas River. Watch from the comfort of your car or bring a chair and sit up front! Bring your own snacks and drinks, or purchase some on-site.

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.

June 2 - TBD
June 9 - Willow Blue (Americana)
June 16 - Chokecherry Jam (Bluegrass)
June 23 - Zia Chicks(Variety)
June 30 - ...And Beyond (Funk, Variety)
July 7 - San Juan College Concert Band
July 14 - San Juan College's Company (Pop Hits)
July 21 - Terry Rickard (Classic Rock, Variety)
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)


Freedom Days Fun

July 3, 2018     5:30-8:00 pm     FREE

Drop by the Farmington Museum in the evening and enjoy some fun Freedom Days arts and crafts for the whole family before the fireworks! While you're here, you can also enjoy the Freedom Days food vendors, musical performance, and the annual Yo Down Show Down Contest!

For Kids


Atomic Teen Science Cafe

Friday, April 27, 2018      
Friday, May 11, 2018       

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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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

For Adults


Full Moon Hike to Bisti Badlands

Register online here under "Exploring the Four Corners" or call the Museum at (505) 599-1174

SOLD OUT! April 30, 2018    7:00 - 11:00 pm    

SOLD OUT! July 27, 2018     6:30 - 10:30 pm

SOLD OUT! October 24, 2018     5:00 - 9:00 pm

Ever wonder what hoodoos look like in the moonlight? Join the Farmington Museum for a hike in the Bisti Badlands during the full moon and find out! Space is limited. This trip is for adults. A $5.00 registration is required. Please dress warmly and bring a flashlight if you have one. 


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. 

Natural Bridges National Monument - SOLD OUT!
May 12, 2018     8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Participants will hike a 5.8-mile loop to explore the Natural Bridges National Monument’s two largest natural bridges, the sandstone cliffs of White Canyon, and the Horse Collar Ruins.

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) 599-1174

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! 

Chimney Rock National Monument
May 19, 2018    8:00 am - 5:00 pm     $25.00
In May, walk in the footsteps of the Ancestral Puebloans, following primitive pathways that haven't changed for 1,000 years. Archaeological ruins and artifacts, abundant wildlife, and its setting in the breathtaking San Juan National Forest of Colorado make Chimney Rock a must-see. 

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Tombstone poster, 1993. (Courtesy of Hollywood Pictures)

Curator's Choice Lecture Series:
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

May 5, 2018     3:00-4:30 pm     FREE

Visit the Farmington Museum for the latest installment of the Curator’s Choice Lecture Series. This free presentation by museum curator, Jeffrey Richardson, will focus on the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The gunfight took place around 3:00 p.m. on October 26, 1881, in Tombstone in the Arizona Territory. Approximately 34 bullets were exchanged over the course of 30 seconds, and three men lost their lives. The most famous shootout in the history of the West, it has been recreated in all forms of popular culture. More importantly, the events leading up to the gunfight showcased the tenuous separation between good and evil on the American frontier. Picture: Tombstone Poster, 1993. (Courtesy of Hollywood Pictures)