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Fun Things For Kids To Do In Las Cruces


My Kid's Cafe in Las Cruces


My Kid's Cafe - 4,000 sq. ft. of FUN for Kids in Las Cruces

532 N. Telshor Blvd. Suite H
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 449-4161

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4-H Club in Las Cruces


4-H Clubs in Las Cruces

Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service


(575) 525-6649

Boys & Girls Club in Las Cruces


Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces


330 W. Las Cruces Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-1519

Boy Scouts of America in Las Cruces


Boy Scouts of America

Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

(575) 524-7087
Las Cruces, NM

BMX Track in Las Cruces


BMX Racing

Every Saturday, 6:00 PM.

Hadley Avenue & Walnut St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-7924

Branigan Library in Las Cruces


Children's Storytimes

Mother Goose Time
Wednesdays 11:00 - 11:40 AM. A lapsit program for babies ages birth - 13 months and their caregivers. Join us for songs, nursery rhymes and play!

Toddler Time
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 - 10:25 AM. Storytime for children ages 1-3 years. Listen to stories, sing songs and do fingerplays.

Read to Me
Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:00 AM. For ages 3 years and up. Join us for storytime, songs, fingerplays and a puppet show!


Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
200 E. Picacho Avenue
Las Cruces, NM

Rail Road Museum in Las Cruces


Family Game Day

Second Saturday of the month. 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon. Play Jacks, cup and ball toss and put together puzzles.

Las Cruces Railroad Museum
351 N. Mesilla Street
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-4480

Girl Scouts in Las Cruces


Girl Scouts Rio Grande Council

225 E. Idaho Ave. Suite 9
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-2532

Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces


Magic Carpet Story Time

Every Saturday. 11:30 AM - 12:00 noon.

Branigan Cultural Center
501 N. Main Street
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 541-2154

Las Cruces Parks



A day at the park...there are many parks throughout Las Cruces and most have children's play areas. Here is a link to the parks and their amenities. Las Cruces Parks.

Pony Rides in Las Cruces, NM


Pony Rides

Kids can ride a pony every Saturday. 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. $5.00 a ride.

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-4300

Las Cruces Museum of Natural History in Las Cruces


Pre-K Thursday:

For children 3-5 years old and their parents or caregivers:

Planeteers!: Explore the solar system, galaxies and the universe with the museum! Participants will learn about the cosmos and what is beyond Earth! 1st Thursday of each month at 9:00 am. Free.

Grandma Mona’s Science Story time: Grandma Mona will read a science-related book. This will be followed by an opportunity to try a related hands-on project. 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:00 am. Free.

Nature Kids: The museum is bringing nature to the classroom in a series of explorations involving plants, animals, geology and weather. When possible, the lessons will be Chihuahuan Desert related. 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:00 am. Free.

Dinosaur Train: Based on the PBS show Dinosaur Train™, and in collaboration with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, this program explores the world of dinosaurs, trains and science! 4th Thursday of each month at 9:00 am. Free.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
450 North Water Street (parking)
411 North Main Street (entrance)
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-3120

Las Cruces Skate Park


Skate Park

Bring your skate board, rollerblades or skates and have fun at the Las Cruces Skate Park.

Corner of E. Hadley and N. Walnut
Las Cruces, NM

Las Cruces Museum of Natural History


Science Program

FETCH! a science program for children. Saturdays 10:00 AM to noon. Dig into science with hands-on activities.

Las Cruces Museum of Natural History
411 N Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-3120

Children's Storytime in Las Cruces

Storytelling for Children in Las Cruces


Storytelling for Children and Families

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Every Saturday at both Coas Bookstore locations.

Coas Downtown Mall Bookstore
317 N. Main Street
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 524-8471

Solano Bookstore
1101 S. Solano Drive
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-4472

Rail Road Museum in Las Cruces


Toddler Story Time

Third Saturday of the month 11:00 - 11:30 AM.

Las Cruces Railroad Museum
351 N. Mesilla Street
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-4480

White Sands Visitor Center


White Sands National Monument Crafty Kids Program

Every Sunday, 2:00 PM.

Rangers share interesting facts about the creepy crawlers, amazing adaptors and out-of-this-world geology of the park. The program is targeted to kids ages 6-10. Parents are welcome to participate. Free.

White Sands National Monument
45 miles east on Highway 70
(575) 679-2599, ext. 236 or (575) 479-6124

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White Sands Visitor Center


Skins and Skulls

Every Saturday and Sunday, 3:00 PM.

Join a ranger in the White Sands National Monument visitor center courtyard for a 20 minute talk about the animals of White Sands. Free.

Map and directions

What's Happening This Week in the City of Las Cruces


Check out "What's Happening This Week In Las Cruces" for more children's activities.

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