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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

  1. Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

    September 27, 2014 - April 26, 2015 @ The Farmington Museum

    Unearth the secrets of an ancient Egyptian world in an interactive exhibition at the Farmington Museum featuring the hidden stories and artifacts of a lost civilization. See a real human mummy, animal mummies, plus scans, forensic facial reconstructions, and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a human mummy. Interpret ancient Egyptian art, decipher hieroglyphics and examine material remains using the tools and technology of archaeologists to unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its history, culture, and people. See the 24 minute movie Egypt 3D. Lost Egypt was produced by COSI in cooperation with the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative, and was built by the Science Museum of Minnesota. Artifacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and The Academy of Natural Sciences. Members of the Farmington Museum Foundation & Friends of the Nature Center will receive one free admission. Call to find out more about a Members-Only Preview.

  2. Audubon Christmas Bird Count

    December 20, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Riverside Nature Center

    The Nature Center will be part of this nationwide project, which is an opportunity for volunteers to aid in scientific research which has been carried out for over 100 years. Spend part or all of the day with other birders counting all the birds, common or rare, abundant or scarce, in their wintering grounds here. The statistics are used nationwide to follow changes and trends in bird populations. The area of Berg and Animas Parks has been included for over 30 years. Groups will be walking the parks, and others will be observing feeders. Beginners and experienced birders are all able to help. Participants pay a small fee, which helps fund compilation of the census. To take part, call (505) 599-1422

  3. Reindeer Romp

    December 20, 4:00 PM @ Historic Downtown Farmington

    Join the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department and the Downtown Association for a little holiday cheer and participate in the 2014 Reindeer Romp or the North Pole Stroll!. Held at Orchard Plaza in Historic Downtown Farmington from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., this event will feature a 5K Reindeer Romp (chip timed) and a 2 Mile North Pole Stroll. Registration is $15.00 which includes a shirt. The 5k will start promptly at 4:00 p.m., walkers will follow. This is a family friendly event with activities such as: children's winter carnival games, live holiday music, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, holiday cookies, and a chance to see Santa! Register by Tuesday, December 16, 10:00 p.m. Late registrations will be accepted on Wednesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 18, until 5:00 p.m., with a $10.00 additional fee. Packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, December 19.

  4. Chaco Canyon Christmas Bird Count

    December 22, 9:00 AM @ Riverside Nature Center

    Join volunteers from the Four Corners Bird Club and the Nature Center in making a winter census of the birds at Chaco Canyon National Monument. Participants should be experienced birders and able to hike in backcountry areas in winter weather. For more information, call the Nature Center, (505) 599-1422.

  5. Christmas Tree Recycling

    December 25, 8:00 AM, 2014 - January 11, 2015, 5:00 PM @ Berg Park

    Farmington Clean & Beautiful encourages you to think green when your Christmas tree fades. Bring natural Christmas trees to either of two locations and drop them off to be recycled for this seasonal service during daylight hours. Trees will be collected at Berg Park (in the dirt lot behind Washington Federal Bank) on San Juan Blvd. and at Fire Station 5 on 30th St. near Butler Ave. Trees must be free of all foreign material – if the tree didn’t grow it, it must be removed before the tree is dropped off.