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Museums & Collections on Campus

Arthropod Museum

The Arthropod Museum at the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science, began as a small accumulation of insects. They were initially leftover specimens from the days when a collection of arthropods was kept at the then-Department of Botany and Entomology. The specimens are the work of over 100 years of collection and identification, and represent thousands of hours of work by world authorities on many arthropod groups.

Location: NW COrner of Skeen Hall, Room W168
Contact: (575) 646-6850
Visit: By appointment only. Schedule a visit to the NMSU Arthropod Museum.

Klipsch Museum

The Paul W. Klipsch Museum located in the Foreman Engineering Complex at New Mexico State University has been updated and is now available for private tours and social gatherings. The museum is a tribute to Klipsch and his wife Valerie, who have given the NMSU College of Engineering memorabilia from the audio engineering field spanning more than eight decades. Exhibits include historical photos of Klipsch, many of his working papers containing his calculations and research results, and original publications containing articles by or about him. Additionally, the museum contains antique audio equipment owned by Klipsch, demonstrations of his various speaker designs and awards he received.

Location: Inside the Foreman Engineering Complex
Contact: (575) 646-2913
Visit: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

University Art Gallery

The largest visual arts facility in South Central New Mexico, the gallery presents six to nine exhibitions annually. The University Art Gallery serves as a showcase for the visual arts in the border region, featuring contemporary and historical art of regional, national and international importance. The University Art Gallery events include public lectures, gallery talks, workshops, films, outreach activities, videos and symposia. Tours for NMSU classes, public, private and parochial schools and community groups are available upon request; reservations are required.

Location: D.W. Williams Hall on University Ave.
Contact: (575) 646-5423
Visit: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

University Museum

University Museum has provided more than 50 years of service to the university and the community. The University Museum assists NMSU in providing quality education, advancing knowledge through research and celebrating the culture and history of the southwest and the university. The University Museum serves the community as a repository and exhibitor of local and regional culture and history.

Location: 1280 E. University Ave., Inside Kent Hall
Contact: (575) 646-5161
Visit: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

Zuhl Collection

Part art gallery, part natural history museum, the Zuhl collection at NMSU showcases thousands of beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals. Over 1,800 specimens are in the Zuhl Collection with the majority on display in the Zuhl Museum, the Zuhl Library and Gardiner Hall, home of the Department of Geological Sciences. The entire collection is also available online via the Zuhl Collection Database.

Zuhl Musuem

Location: 775 College Drive, inside the NMSU Alumni and Visitors Center
Contact: (575) 646-3616
Visit: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Every second Saturday of the month, noon to 5 p.m.

Zuhl Library
Location: 2911 McFie Circle, at the corner of Breland and McFie
Contact: (575) 646-4749
Visit: View building hours for Zuhl Library.

Gardiner Hall
Location: 255 N. Horseshoe St.
Contact: (575) 646-2708
Visit: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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