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City museums’ ‘Dig into the Past’ is Oct. 8


Dig deep into Earth’s history with Las Cruces Museums and local paleontology and archaeology experts, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Branigan Cultural Center (BCC), 501 N. Main St., and the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science (MONAS), 411 N. Main St.

The events are free and no registration is required, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release.

Celebrate Fossil Day at MONAS while learning about the distant past from Permian trackways to the rise of mammals during the Eocene. Real and replica fossil specimens and hands-on activities will be offered by MONAS, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces Office, New Mexico State University, Insights El Paso Science Center and local paleontologists.

Learn about human history while celebrating International Archaeology Day at BCC. People have lived in the Las Cruces area for more than 10,000 years. View artifacts, learn about local history and participate in archaeology activities with BCC, the Doña Ana Archaeological Society, the BLM, NMSU and local archaeologists.

MONAS and BCC are accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 1.

For more information, contact Stephanie Hawkins at 575-532-3372 and shawkins@las-cruces.org.

Visit www.las-cruces.org/museums and follow Las Cruces Museums on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

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