Teen Splash Night TONIGHT!

7-11 PM
Friday, March 16
Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center

Swimming, music and games for teens ages 13-17
Cost $1
Information at 575-541-2782


2018 CLC-TV Student Video PSA Contest

The City of Las Cruces Public Information Office is calling on Las Cruces and Doña Ana County middle and high school students to participate in the 2018 CLC-TV Student Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest.

The annual contest draws on the creativity of local students to produce a 30-second PSA for the opportunity to win a prize. The prize is a brand new GoPro HERO camera.

This year’s theme is “Speak Up.” The PSA should be a message encouraging people to “speak up” if they observe, foresee or are a victim of crime or inappropriate behavior. Students should submit their video entries by Friday, April 13th. Full contest rules and guidelines can be found at CLCTV.com. For information, call Adrian Guzman at 575/541-2200.



Teen Science Café

Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Las Cruces Museum of Science and Nature

Teen-organized science for…teens! Team up with STEM experts for monthly discussions, hands-on activities, and a chance to chat with our guest scientists. Call the museum for information on speakers and topics.

If you are a teen who would like to get involved with the Teen Advisory Group, contact Stephanie Hawkins at shawkins@las-cruces.org.



art month

Art Mash Up
Celebrating National Youth Art Month

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Museum of Art

Join the museums for an evening of music, art, spoken word, and storytelling. This “open mic” event is for all ages, but youth are especially encouraged to attend this event in celebration of Youth Art Month! The theme for this event is “Building Community through Art.”




Spring Break Camp “The Search for the Museum Artifact”

March 19-23, 8am – 12pm, $25

1st & 2nd grade
3rd – 5th grade
6th – 8th grade

Join the Las Cruces Museum System on an exploration through the museums as we search for a hidden artifact!  Learn about science, art, culture, and railroads as you journey through each museum solving puzzles, deciphering hidden messages, and working as a team to discover the secret hidden in the Las Cruces Museums!

All camps are Monday – Friday and held at different museums each day. Participants will learn about compasses, cartography, and ciphers at the Museum of Nature & Science and experience texture, color, ceramics, and mixed media at the Museum of Art.  Students explore the history and culture of exciting world destinations at the Branigan Cultural Center, and learn about trains and Morse code at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum.

Pre-registration is required, each class size limited to 12 participants.

For programs or classes at any of the four museums in  the Las Cruces Museum System that do require  pre-registration or payment, visit the atrium desk at the Museum of Nature & Science at 411 North Main Street.  We process in person registrations between 10am – 4pm  Tuesdays – Saturdays. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to process online or phone registrations.  For information about any of the programs, exhibitions, or events – please contact us at 575.522.3120 or museums_education@las-cruces.org.




Friends of the Library


10 am – 4 pm, Saturday, March 10

Branigan Library Roadrunner Room




Kids Fishing Clinic
Mesilla Valley Flyfishers, Inc.
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish

TIME:  9 AM – 2 PM, Saturday, March 24, 2018
PLACE:  Alumni Pond at New Mexico State University
FOR:  Open to all children and their parents, but especially kids 6 to 11 years old, with little or no fishing experience.
PROGRAM:  9 AM, learn basics of fishing.  Free lunch and drinks at noon.  Afternoon trout fishing for the kids.
TOPICS:  Registration, Casting Techniques, Fly Tying, Fishing Rules & Regulations, Fish ID., Hooks & Knots, Aquatic Insects, Bait and Tackle.  Conservation & Ethics, Fish Guts, Fish Prints
COST:  Free to children 11 and younger.  Those 12 or over must have a New Mexico fishing license.  Adults do not need licenses, as they won’t be fishing.
BRING:  Fishing gear.  Sunscreen and jacket as needed.  If you do not have fishing gear, you will be able to borrow some at the clinic.
REGISTRATION:  Each participant must register at the registration table at the event.  An adult must accompany children attending this event.