In addition to these events, The Museum offers daily docent tours of the current and permanent collections.

Featured Events

Family Day: Innovative

Mar 7, 2015
10 - 2 p.m.

Join us on the first Saturday of the month from March-June as we celebrate the opening of our new history exhibition Only in Albuquerque with a series of interactive days for families. Family Days will revolve around the four themes of the new exhibition - Innovative, Courageous, Spirited, and Resourceful. Many different individuals and groups from around Albuquerque will be on hand with demonstrations, projects to make, performances, and other interactive activities.

At this month’s Family Day, come discover all of the wonderful innovations that are happening in Albuquerque today. Learn about new technologies, make and build using your own skills and find out about the amazing technologies people are using to create. There will be many hands-on activities as part of this event, so be sure to wear your working clothes. Free event.

Contemporary Issues Series: Arturo Sandoval (Resourceful)

Mar 8, 2015
1 p.m.

Join us for a monthly lecture series in conjunction with Museum’s new history exhibit Only in Albuquerque. The exhibition features an expanded story of Albuquerque’s history told through four characteristic galleries – Spirited, Courageous, Resourceful and Innovative, all connecting to a central gallery entitled Our Land. The lecture series will bring together thought- provoking speakers in a variety of disciplines to respond to each of the characteristics through a contemporary lens.

In 1970, Earth Day was the first successful event to raise public awareness of environmental issues. In Albuquerque Arturo Sandoval led a demonstration in Albuquerque, propelling the city into the national debate. Sandoval will reflect on his time as a national organizer and discuss the environmental challenges Albuquerque still faces.

Sandoval is founder and president of the Center of Southwest Culture, a non-profit center dedicated to improving the lives of indigenous and Latino communities through economic development, cultural and education programs. He was born in Northern New Mexico and now lives in Albuquerque.

Second Saturdays at Casa San Ysidro: What Captain Pike Saw

Second Saturdays at Casa San Ysidro: What Captain Pike Saw

Mar 14, 2015
1 - 4 p.m.

Between February 27 and March 21, 1807 Captain Zebulon Montgomery Pike was escorted by Spanish soldiers through New Spain. Throughout his journey he cribbed notes and memorized details of all he saw, which he later published in 1810 in his famous Journals. The furnishings and even the structure of Casa San Ysidro help us glimpse life in New Spain as witnessed by Pike. At 1:30 p.m. Casa San Yisdro’s site manager, Carol Kennis Lopez, will use Casa collections to help us see what Pike saw on his journey through New Mexico. From 1:00-4:00 p.m. self-paced tours of Casa’s rooms will be available to visitors. Free event.

3rd Thursday: Women and Creativity 2015

3rd Thursday: Women and Creativity 2015

Mar 19, 2015
5 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Women and Creativity in Albuquerque. Listen to local band Floozy while you create a work of art. Also watch To Feel Is In Question by Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theater, which explores how to connect with pieces of art beyond “I like” or “I don’t like.” Free event.

Educator’s Night: Only in Albuquerque

Mar 26, 2015
5 - 7:30 p.m.

An educator’s only night in the Museum’s new history exhibit, Only in Albuquerque. Enjoy light refreshments and meet with staff and volunteers to learn how the Museum has redesigned its tours to provide students with opportunities to investigate and explore while uncovering the multiple stories of Albuquerque’s history and their place within it.
Free event.