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

Rug Auction

Farmington Museum Foundation Benefit Navajo Rug Auction

April 5, 2019        Viewing 12:00-4:00 pm       FREE
April 6, 2019        Viewing 12:00-4:00 pm       FREE
April 6, 2019        Auction  4:00-6:00 pm        FREE

The Farmington Museum Foundation and Farmington Museum are pleased to announce the Benefit Navajo Rug Auction. The proceeds raised by the benefit auction help support the programs, exhibits, and collections for the museum. The public can preview nearly 200 rugs of all sizes, styles, and price ranges before the auction.

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Albuquerque BioPark presents "How do I Grow?"

April 9, 2019       6:00-8:00 pm        FREE

The Albuquerque BioPark is bringing animals to the museum to help you learn about them! Join us for this FREE family event. 

See the printable poster here.

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Destination Exploration

April 13, 2019       11:00 am - 2:00 pm       FREE

The Farmington Museum and ECHO, Inc. along with tons of other non-profit organizations in the area have teamed up to bring you a free family fun event exploring the adventure of learning!
It includes science experiments, gardening activities, dancing, food trucks, and much, much more! Fun for all ages. 

See the full flyer here

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Historic Downtown Walking Tours

April 18, 2019    Main Street      5:30-7:30 pm      FREE
April 25, 2019    Houses            5:30-7:30 pm      FREE

Join the Farmington Museum for this walking tour of downtown Farmington's fascinating early history. Learn a little about the devastating Main Street fires, early architecture, pioneer community builders, and more! Tours may be canceled due to adverse weather conditions.

The Main Street tour leaves from Artifacts Gallery, 302 E Main Street, Farmington. 

The historic houses tour leaves from the Palmer House, 210 N Allen, Farmington.

For Kids

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Mini Masters

Tuesdays            3:30-4:30 pm             FREE    

Drop in to the Farmington Museum after school on Tuesdays starting January 8 for a mini art history lesson and hands-on art projects during Mini Masters at 3:30 p.m. Each week will feature a new artist, style, or culture. For ages five and older.

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Super Sprouts

Thursdays            10:30-11:30 am             FREE    

Super Sprouts is a weekly class designed to be casual and relaxed, with a focus on craft-making, story-time, fingerplays, dancing, and singing. All these elements are used to facilitate the physical and cognitive abilities that children are developing in early childhood. For ages two to five years old.

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Atomic Teen Science Cafe

April 12, 2019              6:00-8:00 pm 

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. 

Follow us on Facebook @AtomicTeenCafe

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
May 18, 2019              6:15 - 9:45 pm  - SOLD OUT 
August 15, 2019         6:30 - 10:00 pm 

September 13, 2019   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
April 27, 2019             8:00 am - 1:00 pm 
May 25, 2019              8:00 am - 1:00 pm  
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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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! 

Canyon de Chelly Guided Tour - SOLD OUT
March 30, 2019    12:00 - 9:30 pm     $95.00
In March, take a guided tour of gorgeous Canyon de Chelly, which features the 800-foot Spider Rock spire, towering sandstone cliffs surrounding a verdant canyon, rock art, and the remains of Ancestral Puebloan villages.

Click Here to see a full list of 2019 Museum EdVentures

Presentations

Photo of the Alamo by Carol Highsmith, c1990 (Library of Congress)

Curator's Choice Lecture Series: Remember the Alamo!

February 16, 2019     3:00-4:30 pm     FREE

Come down to the Farmington Museum to learn about the history of America’s Wild West from the curator, Jeffrey Richardson in the latest installments of the Curator’s Choice Lecture Series. On February 16 at 3:30 p.m. see the presentation, "Remember the Alamo!" The Alamo was originally established as a Catholic mission in the eighteenth century. It was eventually converted into a military compound, and in 1836, the Mexican army slaughtered its Texan defenders during a key battle of the Texas Revolution. "Remember the Alamo!" became a rallying cry as the Republic of Texas successfully fought for its independence.

Click Here to view the 2019 lecture series schedule.