Museum Hours

Tuesday-Saturday
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed University Holidays & Home Football Games

Florafest 2017

FloraFEST is the annual fundraiser for the maintenance and operation of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens and is the LARGEST sale of its kind in the region. Shoppers can purchase native and desert-adapted plants. Guests can visit with local Master Gardeners and other plant experts for advice on how to care for their plants at home. Most of the plants sold at FloraFEST are not available at local nurseries or retailers. For more information or to volunteer call (915) 747-5565 or (915) 747-8994.

The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens presents the new exhibit “Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century.” This exhibition, organized by the Pueblo of Isleta tribe in New Mexico, tells the story of life on the Isleta Indian Reservation in the 19th century and its lasting effects on life today.

The exhibit will be displayed in all three galleries of the museum’s main floor. It will be up through June 3, 2017.

Using many historic photographs and a variety of media, the story unfolds in three parts: First, the Pueblo people describe the year’s cycle as it was in the mid-19th century; Second, the exhibit explores the arrival of Americans and how this disrupted their way of life; and, finally, the exhibit examines the historic photographs as products of Anglo culture.



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