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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Summer Terrace Music Series

June - August         6:00-7:30 pm        FREE

Join us on the terrace by the Animas River each Saturday evening during the summer months for some local live entertainment at our family-friendly Summer Terrace Music Series. Don't forget your folding chair and dancing shoes. 

June 1 - Devil's Dram (Celtic)
June 8 - Terry Rickard (Rock & Country)
June 15 - Off the Interstate (Country)
June 22 - Meri Dean Music (Rock)
June 29 - Zia Chicks (Pop Hits)
July 6 - Philippe Holmes (Classical Guitar)
July 13 - San Juan College Concert Band
July 20 - TBD
July 27 - Ben Gibson Duo (Rock)
August 3 - ...And Beyond (Blues/Funk)
August 10 - Willow Blue (Country/Rock)
August 17 - Chokecherry Jam (Bluegrass)
August 24 - Leah Orlikowski (Alternative Folk)
August 31 - TBD

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Apollo 50th Anniversary MOONabration

July 20, 2019       11:00 am - 1:00 pm       FREE

Did you know it has been 50 years since man stepped foot on the moon??? Rocket on into the Farmington Museum for a MOONabration that is out of this world. Sure, sure, the moon isn't visible at this time of day, but we can still participate in several moon activities.

For Kids

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Teen Outdoor Adventure Summer Day Camp

June 10-14, 2019    Daily 8:00 am-5:00 pm     $270.00 

Teens 12 to 15 years old can enroll in the new Outdoor Adventures day camp this summer. Teens will learn wilderness survival and hiking skills like compass reading, GPS wayfinding, and map reading on field trips to different mountain and desert wilderness locations each day. Registration includes snacks and drinks and a special take-home bag with all the supplies needed for wilderness hiking. 

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

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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Learn How to Make Navajo Red Sumac Pudding - SOLD OUT

June 25, 2019       1:00-5:00 pm
$15.00, $10.00 for Farmington Museum Foundation

Join the Museum of Navajo Art & Culture at the Farmington Museum for a fun and educational field trip and class. We will be taking participants to collect red sumac berries and upon our return to the museum, we will have a class on how to clean and grind the berries and how to make the pudding. Registration is limited to 10.

Register online here under "Cultural & Special Events" 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. 

Piedra River Trail - SOLD OUT 
July 13, 2019    8:00 am - 6:00 pm     $25.00
In July enjoy a 3-mile hike through the aspen forests near Dolores to the only true geyser in Colorado! This is a moderate effort trail.

Blaine Basin - SOLD OUT 
August 10, 2019     8:00 am - 6:00 pm

In August hike 6.4 miles in Blain Basin near Ouray, CO and enjoy wildflowers and scenic views of Mt. Sneffels, and the Kismet and Cirque Mountains. This is an easy to moderate effort trail.

Click Here to see a full list of 2019 History Hikes.

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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! 

Puye Cliffs Guided Tour - SOLD OUT 
July 27, 2019    8:00 am - 6:00 pm     $30.00
In July, explore the cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloans at Puye Cliffs. The Puye Cliffs complex, the largest complex on the Pajarito Plateau, includes two levels of cliff-dwellings and surface and cave dwellings and is the ancestral home of the Santa Clara Pueblo. 

Wine Making in the Four Corners Guided Tour
August 24, 2019    8:00 am - 5:00 pm     $30.00
In August join the Farmington Museum Director Bart Wilsey for a tour of the Four Corners' vineyards and wineries. Participants will enjoy a tour of the NMSU Research Station Test Vineyard, a full wine tasting and tour of Fox Fire Farms Winery in Ignacio, CO, and a surprise final stop!

Click Here to see a full list of 2019 Museum EdVentures

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Native New Mexican Cuisine Cooking Class

September 7, 2019       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

Presentations

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Cowboys and Cattle Drives

August 3, 2019     3:00-4:30 pm     FREE

The story of the American cowboy traces its origins to the Spanish introduction of cattle and horses to the new world. From there, a mixing of cultures and customs created a uniquely American ranching tradition. Learn about the history of nineteenth-century cowboys before dime novels, Wild West shows, and movies transformed men into myths. 

Click Here to view the 2019 lecture series schedule.

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