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Things to do in Las Cruces, NM with kids

The Old West, Native American cultures, breathtaking landscapes and an outdoors just made for adventure - New Mexico is soaked in fascinating and unique cultures, and best of all - ALL about family fun!

New Mexico has water parks, amazing wildlife, historical adventures, fun museums, and white mountains but without the cold….what? Yep! White Sands National Monument has all the thrills of snow, but instead - you can snowboard down the white sand! Pretty cool huh?

Kids can get close to those infamous residents at the American International Rattlesnake Museum or enjoy the only FREE zoo in the state at Spring River Park and Zoo (parents, that one’s for you!)

History is waiting to be explored with Tours of Old Town, or get immersed in the American Indian Culture at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. There are even Aztec Ruins!

Kids can even enjoy the world’s longest aerial tramway at Sandia Peak Tramway, or get their adrenaline pumping on those exciting rivers, with New Mexico River Adventures or Cottams Rio Grande Rafting.

(but shhhh….don’t mention the International UFO Museum….you never know what you might uncover!)

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science explores the stars, the deserts, and ancient fossils of the region!

Las Cruces Railroad Museum interprets the railroad history of Las Cruces and the impact of the railroad on Southern New Mexico.

Visit a place where kids can play and adults can relax in New Mexico! With hands-on fun and indoor play for little ones, and a full coffee house for the older ones!

The War Eagles Air Museum is dedicated to collecting, restoring and displaying historic aircraft of the World War II and the Korean Conflict eras.

Unlimited family fun with rides and games for all ages at this exciting New Mexico theme park, right near the border of Texas.

An incredible site with the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Sand dunes rise right out the desert!

Explore the oldest zoo in the southwest USA, and the smallest zoo of the AZA with just 12 acres, but filled with just as much animal fun!

A fun toy train store and railway museum in New Mexico with scale models of trains and more!

Explore the magnificent sun at the National Solar Observatory, where it's not space that the scientists are studying this time!

Explore the centre of the USA's space program with rockets, movies, a planetarium, and a whole host of space artifacts!

A nature and wildlife filled RV Park located just outside Silver city, tucked away in the pines of the Gila National Forest at the base of Burro Mountain. Hiking and ATV trails, rock hounding, bird watching, and abandoned mines are some of the fun f....

Explore natural wonders, from deep rocky canyons, desert wildlife to more than 119 known caves below the surface! Incredible nature in New Mexico

The International UFO Museum & Research Center is all about the history, science and research about UFO events worldwide. Amazing!

The Roswell Museum and Art Center inspires discovery, creativity, and cultural understanding of the art and history of the American Southwest and beyond.

The ONLY FREE zoo in New Mexico! Animal fun for the family with native and exotic animals, as well as a carousel and mini train.

Serendipity Fun Center is a fun child friendly New Mexico day out with three 9-hole mini golf courses and an arcade

Community style kid friendly water fun with a zero depth pool with a variety of water play features including a large water slide, giant mushroom fountain and other spray features!

A fascinating museum in New Mexico where kids can learn the story of the Atomic Age, with exhibits showcasing the entire nuclear history

A fully automated water park where all ages can get wet during the hot summer months. One of the best places for kids if you're looking for fun family things to do in Albuquerque.

64 acres of animal fun in this Albuquerque zoo with more than 250 species that will entertain you on your family day out in New Mexico!

Outdoor fun with three fishing lakes, a model boating pond and a train station with gift shop and food service. During the summer only, Tingley visitors can rent pedal boats and bicycles too!

A FREE museum with exhibits and programs relating to cultures of the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest!

Explore the wonders of the waters from Albuquerque to the Gulf of Mexico in the ABQ Aquarium!

Explore more than 1.5 miles of paths through formal & whimsical gardens designed to delight your senses at ABQ Botanic Garden

An exciting and educational day out with the family...and snakes! A great conservation museum to explain how rattlesnakes have influenced our lives...with LIVE snakes!

A historic family day out in New Mexico with entertaining outdoor walking tours, moonlight tours, and yes - GHOST tours!

Part science center, part children's museum, part real experiences where kids can put learning in their own hands in New Mexico!

Art. History. People. In the heart of Old Town just off Route 66 at Albuquerque Museum with over 27,000 objects in the historical collection & more!

A scenic tramway to take you to the heights of New Mexico, with skiing and snowboarding on the slopes. Snow fun for toddlers and older!

This interactive, high-tech museum featuring an active volcano, an Ice Age cave, and dinosaurs galore! A planetarium is there too!

All aboard! Experience the Best of Albuquerque from a completely-custom, uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air trolley! One of the great fun family activities in Albuquerque

Lazer tag, mini golf, bumper cars, jungle play, and so much more - with great birthday party venue too! A great family fun day out idea for things to do with kids in Albuquerque

Wildlife West Nature Park is just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, featuring rescued animals from New Mexico and Southwest USA

Fascinating, all year round at this historical cultural center in New Mexico, that showcases the history and traditions of the Pueblo Indians.

A family fun entertainment center with indoor Nerf Darts, a VR arcade, soft tip archery and more!

Petroglyph National Monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including volcanos, archeological sites and an estimated 20,000 carved images. Many of the images are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are mo....

Thrilling coasters, fun and games, family rides, water fun and Kiddyland all await at this super fun Albuquerque amusement park!

Take a guided tour of the ancient pueblo village atop a 367-foot sandstone bluff, Discover the traditional Native American culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico.

Tinkertown Museum is an amazing animated wood-carved western town and three ring circus enclosed in a compound made of 50,000 glass bottles.

Specializing in hot air balloon rides all year round, Rainbow Ryders is the authorized hot air balloon company for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

The Balloon Museums collection includes more than fifty historic and contemporary gondolas, many accompanied by complete balloon systems! A museum with a difference!

Get those skates on in New Mexico at Outpost Ice Arenas with nearly 1/5 mile of indoor public ice skating! One of the great family activities in Albuquerque

All Out Zone is fun family entertainment in Cottonwood Mall, with nerf wars, archery, bubbles and lots of family fun!

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