New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

All New Mexico state museums and historic sites are open to the public. Some programs and venues may not be fully operational. Find out more about how we are keeping our staff and visitors safe.

Connect with Cultural Affairs
Connect with Cultural Affairs

New Mexico Traditions

New Mexico Traditions

The state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions of the Department of Cultural Affairs present New Mexico Traditions, offering events, resources, and other programming in celebration of the winter season across the Land of Enchantment.
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Reopening Update

Reopening Update

All state museums and historic sites are in the process of reopening. Please click the image above for more information.
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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

The Department of Health is leading the State of New Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination planning and implementation in close collaboration with other state agencies, as well as public, private and tribal partners throughout the state. Your health and safety is important to us. Click on the image above to learn more about registering for the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Explore

Explore

View online exhibitions and digital resources provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs' various museums, libraries, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
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Visit Virtually

Visit Virtually

Virtually visit your favorite New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs museum, historic site, and cultural institutions from your computer or mobile device.
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Tools for Families & Educators

Tools for Families & Educators

Check out resources and learning opportunities from all institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
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El Palacio

El Pal Online

El Palacio is a quarterly magazine which primarily serves the museums and historic sites of the Museum of New Mexico system. It is the oldest museum magazine of its kind, first published in 1913 by the Museum of New Mexico. Users can access and view magazine issues online dating back to 1913 when the magazine was first published.
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Library Resources

Library Resources

The New Mexico State Library offers many online resources. We provide reference service by telephone and email as well as our state-wide interlibrary loan services. Books by Mail and the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled are also available for service. Please contact library staff at reference@state.nm.us or 505-476-9700.
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Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator

School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations can schedule an online visit from an educator to discuss a variety of subjects related to the DCA.
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Public Meetings

  • 9/23/2021
    1:30 PM
    Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)
  • 9/24/2021
    1:30 PM
    Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)
  • 10/1/2021
    12:00
    New Mexico State Library Commission
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)

  • The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is building a more vibrant, resilient New Mexico by improving the quality of life, supporting a culturally rich education, strengthening the creative economy, fostering a diversity of expression, and preserving our cultural resources.

    New Mexico CulturePass

    Your ticket to New Mexico's exceptional Museums and Historic Sites.
    From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs—our museums and monuments celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day.
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    Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

    Where do you belong?
    The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

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    Featured DCA Exhibitions

    Generations

    The Museum’s first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of
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    Icons of Exploration

    Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first
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    Working on the Railroad

    Working on the Railroad pays tribute to the people who moved the rail industry throughout New Mexico. Using nearly
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    Looking Back

    How does a museum acquire its collections? Are they purchased or donated? Where is everything stored, and how are
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