Directions and Parking    

The Museum is located at the corner of Wiggins and University AvenueThe Centennial Museum sits on a hill at the corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road on the UTEP campus. The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens wrap the southern portion of the Centennial grounds, and can be entered from several points. There is limited parking available behind the Museum (entrance off University Avenue), where you will also find elevator access to the building.

Special accomodations can be made for School Tours.

Parking Permits can only be obtained from the Museum Offices located inside the Centennial Museum


You may visit the Museum from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (except during UTEP holidays and home football games; specific dates will be posted on the website when these schedules are available), and the Gardens from dawn to dusk every day. 

Due to its hilltop location, the Centennial is easy to identify. The main doors of the Museum (facing University and Wiggins) are topped with a large limestone lintel with a carved panel based on a design by noted El Paso artist Tom Lea. Also, the Centennial is constructed in the Bhutan-style architecture that is the hallmark of the UTEP campus, but unlike most UTEP buildings, its stone walls are not covered with stucco. In front of the Museum you will see our marquee, with a unique Bhutanese framework and roof.

There is no charge for the Museum or the Gardens; parking in the Museum lot is also free.   Parking Permits can only be obtained from the Museum Offices located inside the Centennial Museum


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