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MONAS December STEM events include igloos, game night, live animal feedings


The Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science (MONAS), 411 N. Main St. downtown, will offer free programs for children and families in December.

Admission to the museum and programs are free. No registration is required for participation in any of these events, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release.

  • “Nature & Science Discovery PreK,” Thursdays in December. Investigate nature through hands-on explorations, stories and crafts. Recommended for ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver.
  • “Saturday Family Science – Igloos,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 3. Explore architecture and insulation while building sugar-cube igloos. Recommended for ages 6 and up with an adult caregiver.
  • NEW! “Teen Takeover: Game Night,” 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. Teens can play with the exhibits, make and experiment with STEAM activities, eat snacks and play games during these extended hours just for teens, ages 12-17.
  • “STEAMpunk – Alexander Miles, inventor,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Alexander Miles invented a safety feature for elevator lifts. Build a working lift and develop creative ways to keep its users safe. Recommended for ages 6 and older.
  • “Live Animal Feedings,” 11 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Watch and learn how different species of animals eat and what they eat. Open to all ages.

MONAS is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 1.

For information contact Stephanie Hawkins at 575-532-3372 and shawkins@lascruces.gov.

Visit www.lascruces.gov/museums and follow Las Cruces Museums on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LCMuseums.