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Museums
Museums:

 

Border Patrol Museum

4315 Transmountain Dr
El Paso, TX 79924
915-759-6060

Hours: Open Tuesday thru Sunday, 9am - 5pm

Admission Charged

Learn the history of the U.S. Border Patrol from the old west to the present. Static displays of aircraft and vehicles used by the patrol, surveillance equipment, confiscated items and more. This 10,000 square foot museum is a good stop along with the Wilderness Park Museum next door.

 

Centennial Museum

500 W University Ave

El Paso, Texas 79902

915-747-5565

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

The museum, on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso, is a natural and cultural history museum focusing on the Southwest and Mexico. It fulfills its mission by exhibits, education programs, and research.

 

El Paso Museum of Art

1 Arts Festival Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901

915-532-1707

Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Regular Museum hours: Tues - Sat, 9am 5pm, Sunday noon - 5pm. Galleries closed to public Mondays

Admission Charged

Located in downtown, the museum offers a celebrated permanent collection and a regular calendar of featured exhibits.

 

El Paso Museum of History

12901 Gateway Blvd W
El Paso, TX 79928

915-858-1928

Hours: Open Tue -Sun 9am - 4:30pm

Admission Charged

This museum displays the colorful history of Indians, conquistadors, vaqueros, cowboys and Cavalrymen who played a role in settling the Southwest.

 

El Paso Science Museum

12901 Gateway Blvd W
El Paso, TX 79928

915-542-2990

Hours: Tuesday Saturday, 9am -5pm

Admission Charged

Over 80 hands-on science and technology exhibits located in a new building in the City Hall parking lot downtown.

 

Museum of Archeology at Wilderness Park Museum

4301 Transmountain Dr
El Paso, TX 79924

915- 755-4332

Hours: Open Tuesday Sunday, 9am 5pm

Admission Charged

Located on Transmountain Road near Highway 54 in Northeast El Paso, this museum tells of man's adaptation to the desert environment. There is a mile long nature trail and great views of the mountains and valleys.

 

Natural History Museum

9348 Dyer St.
El Paso, TX 79924
915-759-8585

Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

The Natural History Museum of El Paso fills 30,000 sq. ft. with more than 300 exhibits spanning the wonders of the universe, from the progression of life on earth to the dawn of civilization to today's marvels. Paleomania features the great international fossil collection, Tutankhamun displays treasures from one of the most famous and richest tombs ever discovered, and Starscape illustrates the cosmos with spectacular photography.

 

NCO Museum

Biggs Army Air Field, Bldg 11331
El Paso, TX 79901
915-568-8646

Hours: 9am - 4pm, weekdays, and noon - 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Admission Free
Here's one place where the Non-Commissioned Officer gets due credit. Equipment and uniforms used by sergeants and other NCOs through the years are displayed.

 

Tiqua Cultural Center

305 Yaya Ln
El Paso, TX 79907
915-859-5287

Hour: Open from 8:30am - 5pm, Tuesday Sunday

Admission Charged

The center features a Tigua tribe museum, including its relationship to the Tiwas of Northern New Mexico, and their arts and crafts.

 

U.S. Army Air Defense Museum

Bldg 5000th Fort Bliss
El Paso, TX 79916
915-568-5412

Hours: 9am - 4:30pm daily

Admission Charged

The museum includes an outdoor weapons park, with weaponry ranging from early anti-aircraft guns to the Hawk missile.

 

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs Rd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Located 45 miles north of El Paso
505-522-4100

Hours: 9am - 5pm, Wednesday Sunday

Admission Charged

The museum has several exhibits on farming and ranching, plus Southwestern art exhibits. The museum offers an insect zoo and wildflower and native plant garden. Domestic animals on site include burros, churro sheep, Longhorn cattle and dairy cows. Milking demonstrations are at 11am and 3pm.

 

War Eagles Museum

8012 Airport Rd.
Santa Teresa, NM 88008
505-589-2000

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 4pm

Admission Charged

Located at the Santa Teresa, New Mexico Airport, this unique museum is only 20 minutes from downtown El Paso. The warbirds of World War II and Korea, and other historic military aircraft, are displayed in a 54,000-square-foot building and the surrounding area. The collection includes the P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, A26 Invader, and the German Fieseler-Storch. Among later era aircraft are the F-86 Sabre and MIG-15s.