If you’re looking for fun indoors, Farmington is home to a number of museums that are sure to delight any traveler. The Farmington area is popular with history buffs and art lovers alike.
There are numerous museums in the Farmington area to be explored. The Farmington Museum features a variety of art and history exhibits covering the Four Corners region as well as world-class traveling exhibits. Families with children will want to do some hands-on exploration at Farmington's E3 Children's Museum & Science Center. For Native American history, you must visit the museums at Salmon Ruins and Aztec Ruins National Monument. San Juan College boasts an impressive geology museum for fossil lovers and rock enthusiasts. You’re sure to find unexpected surprises at Bolack’s Electromechanical Museum and the Museum of Fish and Wildlife. During your trip make time to explore and learn about the Four Corners’ past, its people, and its culture when you visit these museums!
B-Square Ranch, 3901 Bloomfield Hwy Farmington, NM
505-325-4275 or 505-325-7873
The Bolack Electromechanical Museum holds a collection of early items depicting development in electric power, telephone, communications, oil field equipment, and the farming industry. The Museum features the largest collection of insulators in the world. Visitor favorites include an Elvis Cadillac, train, plain and tank!
B-Square Ranch, 3901 Bloomfield Hwy. Farmington, NM
The Bolack Museum of Fish and Wildlife presents a collection of mounted animals from throughout the world. This is known as one of the largest private collections in the U.S.A. The collection provides visitors with the opportunity to examine each species up close.
302 N. Orchard, Farmington, NM 87401
The E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center offers hands-on, science-related interactive exhibits in the Main Gallery with special programs scheduled throughout the year.
3041 E. Main Street, Farmington, NM
Experience a wide variety of exhibits relating to the diverse history of the area’s cultures, traveling exhibits, and art shows when you visit the Farmington Museum. National and regional juried arts shows are also featured as well an exceptional selection of lectures and workshops.
301 W Main St, Farmington, NM
The Museum of Navajo Art & Culture will open to the public on June 9, 2018. This museum will exhibit Navajo rugs, blankets, jewelery and folk art. Hours will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Animas Park off Browning Parkway, Farmington, New Mexico
The Riverside Nature Center is a unique place to observe wildlife, begin a walk through the River Walk Trails and learn about local flora and fauna!
6131 Hwy. 64, Bloomfield, NM 87413
Visit Salmon Ruins and you will discover a cultural museum, Heritage Park, Journey Into the Past Tours and the San Juan County Archaeological Research Center & Library. This hidden gem is a must see for every history buff, archeology nut and cultural adventure seeker. So, whether you are looking to expand your knowledge of the Ancestral Puebloans, want to walk in the footsteps of an ancient culture or are simply looking for something to do for an afternoon, Salmon Ruins is one Four Corners attraction that you should not miss.
4601 College Blvd. Farmington NM 87402
The Sherman Dugan Museum of Geology is located in the San Juan College School of Energy and features a fascinating collection. This is a must see for fossil lovers and rock hounds.
Highway 491, Newcomb, NM 87455
Step back in time, and experience the finest selection of Navajo Rugs at Toadlena Trading Post. This Trading Post also features the Toadlena Weaving Museum, home to one of the most exquisite weaving displays.
125 N. Main, Aztec, NM
The Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village is a historical museum of northwest New Mexico featuring a pioneer village with 14 original and replicated structures dating from the 1880's.
6131 US Hwy. 64, Bloomfield, NM
The San Juan County Museum at Salmon Ruins & Heritage Park houses a permanent collection of Anasazi pottery, jewelry, fetishes, replica tools and hunting equipment. Interactive displays focus on archaeological techniques and include an area for kids.