Celebrate the Southern New Mexico Science Fiesta with a tour of the Zuhl Museum in Las Cruces, “Where Rocks Come Alive!” Part art gallery, part natural history museum, the Zuhl Museum at NMSU is the home of the Zuhl Collection containing over 1,800 beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals.
Through the generosity of Herb and Joan Zuhl, the Zuhl museum is the preeminent venue on the NMSU campus to view spectacular world-class geologic specimens. The general public, K-12 students and teachers, university students, and attendees of NMSU special events, interact with the collection through tours, educational programs, and outreach events to learn about minerals, fossils and earth history.
The Zuhl Collection has the finest and largest collection of petrified wood on display in the country. The museum has fossils displayed spanning the fossil record from stunning Banded Iron Formation (3 billion years old) to a fossilized Giant Ground Sloth (between 2.6 million years old to 11,700 years old).
Limit to 20 people. Please register and print off confirmation code to bring to museum for tour.