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

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Family Astronomy Night

January 20, 2018     5:00-8:00pm     FREE

Celebrate the winter skies and learn about our universe at the Farmington Museum's 5th Annual Astronomy Night. There will be star legends from many cultures in the Stardome planetarium, and a chance to observe the sky through a telescope on the terrace, weather permitting of course. Join us for many fun stations set up throughout the Farmington Museum such as:  Space Station Fun, Survival in a Vacuum-Peeps in Peril!, What is a Serving Size-Space Food, Pop Rockets, Measuring Hand Strength with our Vernier Probes, and much, much more!!!  

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Chinese New Year Celebration:        Year of the Dog

February 17, 2018    1:00-4:00pm      FREE

Drop in to celebrate the Year of the Dog with the Farmington Museum on Saturday, February 17 between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Children of all ages will enjoy fun crafts and activities, including a traditional wishing tree, New Year music, and more!

For Adults

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Museum EdVentures

Navajo Trading Posts of the Four Corners
March 10, 2018    8:00am-5:00pm    
$15.00 ($12.00 foundation members)

In March, Farmington Museum Director Bart Wilsey will lead a trip to the most notable Navajo Trading Posts of the Four Corners. Stops will include the historic Hatch Trading Post, Hogback Trading Co., Foutz Trading Co., and Eddie Lake Trading Post. Register Here

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Full Moon Hike to Bisti Badlands

April 30, 2018    7:00-11:00pm    

July 27, 2018     6:30-10:30pm

October 24, 2018     5:00-9:00pm

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. Register Here

Presentations

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Curator's Choice Lecture Series

Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution

February 3, 2018    3:00-4:30pm     FREE

Don't miss the latest in our Curator's Choice Lecture Series: The American West in Fact and Fiction. This presentation will focus on "Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution.” The people and events that shaped the American West extend beyond the borders of the United States. A notable example is the Mexican Revolution, an armed conflict that engulfed America’s southern neighbor from roughly 1910 to 1920. Government instability and shifting alliances in Mexico also impacted the United States, and when the town of Columbus, New Mexico, was invaded by the forces of Pancho Villa in 1916, the war literally came to the West.