COVID-19 Update: Most attractions in our region are temporarily closed to protect our residents and visitors. This includes New Mexico state parks and historic sites. We look forward to seeing you again when it's safe to travel. Stay safe and be healthy!
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A great luchador mask activity in the The Las Cruces Bulletin inspired by the "Lucha Libre" exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center.Check out the Las Cruces Bulletin each week for activities inspired by the Las Cruces Museums! Last week's activity was a luchador mask inspired by the "Lucha Libre" exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center.

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A great luchador mask activity in the The Las Cruces Bulletin inspired by the Lucha Libre exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center.

We love this great post from NM Game and Fish about social distancing ✨If you must go out, don't forget to practice proper social distancing. Here is our recommendations to remember what 6' looks like.

#AllTogetherNM #SixFootSocialDistancing
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We love this great post from NM Game and Fish about social distancing ✨

We love these new astrophotography wallpapers from the Magdalena Ridge Observatory

You can download them for free here: www.mro.nmt.edu/multimedia/wallpaper/Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer has nine new free downloadable astrophotography wallpapers on their website, follow the link!

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We love these new astrophotography wallpapers from the Magdalena Ridge Observatory ✨

You can download them for free here: http://www.mro.nmt.edu/multimedia/wallpaper/

Fun! ✨Today at 7:20 pm, the sun will set over White Sands National Park in New Mexico. The planetary shift to darkness will unveil stars, planets, and other extraordinary objects in our night sky! Our challenge for you (and your friends!) is to find as many of these objects in your night sky as you can!

How to play Bingo… After Dark!

1. Print your bingo card.
2. Go outside and look up! Easy right?
3. Find the items on the Bingo card and circle them as you go.
4. Share with your friends to see if they can find as many as you did!

Objects towards the top of the grid are easier to find. When you get closer to the bottom, they will be more of a challenge to see. This is where binoculars might be helpful! Do you live in a city? You will probably notice more sky glow than someone who lives in a rural area. Look around your house to see if there are any lights that can be turned off to make your view of the night sky more clear.

HINT: This weekend you can find the crescent moon setting just one hour after sunset!

(The ideal location for this game is in the northern hemisphere, after sunset on a clear night. Take your time, you’ve got this! The sky's the limit.)

(Image: BINGO card with twelve pictures of astronomical objects in Earth's night sky)
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Fun! ✨

We love that Bugsy got to explore the Las Cruces Railroad Museum today! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

We love that Bugsy got to explore the Las Cruces Railroad Museum today! ❤️Image attachment

Take a virtual tour of the Very Large Array ✨ ... See MoreSee Less

Great virtual lesson today from the Fort Selden Historic Site covering how to make soap using the soaptree yucca ✨ ... See MoreSee Less

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A great opportunity to learn about El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail

Kids can become a junior ranger by completing the activities at home!Do you want to learn more about the Trail? Looking for something fun and interesting for the kids while schools are closed? Become an El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Junior Ranger! Follow the steps, download the booklet, and complete the activities - which can be done digitally, no need to leave your house. Check it out! www.nps.gov/elca/learn/kidsyouth/become-a-junior-ranger.htm
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(Badges for completed books will be mailed as timely as possible)
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A great opportunity to learn about El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail ✨

Kids can become a junior ranger by completing the activities at home!
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