Farmington Museum at Gateway Park


Farmington Museum & Visitors Center at Gateway Park

Experience a wide variety of exhibits relating to the diverse history of the area’s cultures, traveling exhibits, and art shows. Lecture series, performances, workshops, and special demonstrations are offered year-round. The Museum store, “Currents,” features exhibit-related merchandise, books on local and regional interests, toys, and educational materials.

The Growers’ Market is held in the Museum parking lot, June - October, dependent on the growing season, Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - Noon.  Find out more at

The Farmington Museum, 3041 E. Main St.,  is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is by suggested donation of $3 adult, $2 child. Call 505-599-1174.




Predators Exhibit
July 3-October 29, 2016

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Predators - Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century & Peregrine Falcon: From Endangered Species to Urban Bird


Come to the Farmington Museum and enjoy two thrilling exhibitions for the price of one! Beginning July 3, the museum will be hosting Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century AND Peregrine Falcon: From Endangered Species to Urban Bird. The Wolves and Wild Lands exhibition presents wolves in a continental perspective that will deepen viewers’ understanding of the wolf and the challenge of wolf-human coexistence. The Peregrine Falcon exhibition tells the story of a species that was brought back from the abyss of extinction to become a symbol of nature’s resilience in our urban centers.


Tickets are $5 Adults (18+), $3 Children (3-17), Free (0-2). Regular museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174. Exhibitions organized by the University of Minnesota, James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History.



Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners Exhibit
July 30-December 3, 2016

          La Cascada by Jan A. Goldman -smallest         Yei Bi Chei and Totem Pole by Barbara Tobin Klema-smallest           Tranquil Water by Gayle Lewis-smallest      
 For 15 years, the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners has been dedicated to creating art out-of-doors, a practice called plein air. Painting in nature allows for direct observation in capturing light, shadow, and color. Today the group has grown to 40 members, representing New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. This exhibit features approximately 100 works and is FREE to the public. Regular museum business hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174. 

History in Black and White: Photographs from the Farmington Museum Collection
May 2-August 1, 2016

 The Farmington Museum has a large collection of photographs that document the history of the city and the surrounding areas. The images highlight the diversity of the region, from the people who call it home to the industries that drive the economy to the natural environment we all share. The exhibition features thirty images dating from 1884 to 1987.

Adults-Only Programming

​Farmington Museum Museum EdVentures

Join the Farmington Museum for a Museum EdVenture! On Saturdays, 8am-6pm throughout the year, participants will have the opportunity to explore the cultural heritage of the Four Corners on an all-day field trip. This is an adults-only program. Transportation is provided. Please bring your own sack lunch. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

$10 ($5 for FMF & FNC Members) and does not include entry fees to the specific locations.
August 6 - Summer Festival & Wild West Adventures (8/$6 Seniors 62+)
August 20 - Wild Spirit Wold Sanctuary (Special Registration Fee: $15/$12 FMF & FNC Members)
September 17- Santa Fe Renaissance Fair ($10/$8 Seniors 62+)

Please call (505) 599-1400 to register.

 Farmington Museum History Hikes 

 Adults-only program
$15 per person ($12 FMF & FNC Members)
Transportation, boxed lunch, and water provided.

August 13 - Red Mountain Mining Distraict (Ouray)  
                    Highlights: 19th-century silver mining town.
September 10- Comb Ridge (Bluff, UT)
                    Highlights: petroglyphs

To register call (505) 599-1400

 Family Programming


​Farmington Museum 2016 Summer Terrace Music Series

 July 30 - And Beyond (Funk/Blues)
August 6 - Close Enuff Jazz Combo
August 13- Willow Blue (Americana)
August 20- Chokecherry Jam (Bluegrass)
August 27- Trumpet Geezers

Farmington Museum Families on Foot 2016

  •  Families with kids 5+ years
  • 9am-1pm
  • $5 per family
  • Transportation provided
  • BYO-sack lunch & water
Easy educational hikes for the whole family are now available through the Farmington Museum! come explore some of the fascinating cultural and natural history of the Four corners on short day hikes. Space is limited and registration is required.
For more information or to register, please call (505) 599-1400.

July 30 - Lion's Den Trail, Durango
               Highlights: hoodoos
October 22 - Frances Canyon Pueblito
               Highlights: Navajo defensive site 



Farmington Muesum Chautauqua Presentation Series

 The Farmington Museum is bringing history to life! On select Saturdays throughout the year, the museum will be offering FREE lively and informative performances or presentations by Chautauqua speakers. Drop by for some enlightenment and stay for spirited conversation! Chautauqua is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council. Loeffler focuses on the importance of perceiving watersheds as complete eco-systems of which their own species is but one of many. 

August 27 - 3 pm  Thinking Like a Watershed by Jack Loeffler

For more information, please call (505-) 599-1174

Photographing Wildlife: A Special Presentation by Ann McMahon

August 27, 2016


August 27 - 1pm-2:30pm 

Silver City photographer, Ann McMahon, will be giving a special presentation at the Farmington Museum on August 27 in conjunction with her upcoming exhibition of New Mexico Wildlife: Coyote Tales. McMahon will discuss what it takes and where to go to capture animals on film. She will also address how technology has changed the photography profession and the technical process she uses to develop her own prints. This presentation isFREE to the public.

For more information, please call (505) 599-1174



September 2-4, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016
8 am – 12 noon: Juried Art Registration at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park.
9 am – 5 pm: Rug Check in at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park
5 pm – 6 pm: Juried Competition and Reception at the Farmington Museum
Saturday, September 3, 2016
1 pm: Totah Festival Navajo Rug Auction in the Civic Center Theater
9 am – 12 noon: Rug Check in at Farmington Civic Center Theater
10 am – 7 pm: Totah Festival open to public at the Farmington Civic Center
10 am – 7 pm: Contest Pow Wow on the Farmington Civic Center lawn
Raffle - ongoing throughout the day
Sunday, September 4, 2016
11 am – 6 pm: Contest Pow Wow on the Farmington Civic Center lawn
11 am – 5 pm: Totah Festival open to the public at the Farmington Civic Center
For more information call 505-599-1400 or 505-599-1174

Coyote Tales

August 22, 2016-January 7, 2017 

Beginning August 22, the Farmington Museum will be hosting a small exhibition of 15 high-quality prints of New Mexico wildlife called Coyote Tales. The exhibition was compiled by Silver City photographer Ann McMahon, whose goal was to build a portfolio of New Mexico's stunning wildlife. The prints feature everything from the iconic coyote to the speedy jackrabbit and the agil bighorn sheep. This exhibition is FREE to the public. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174 

By appointment
Let an experienced docent at the Farmington Museum be your host for guided tours of the permanent and visiting exhibits. Tours are FREE and available to the public by appointment. Any size group is welcome!  Call (505) 599-1169 for more information about the museum’s current exhibits or to schedule a guided tour.