Survival: The Exhibition

Survival: The Exhibition

Previously Held February 3, 2024 - May 4, 2024
Farmington Museum & Visitor Center
Exhilarating, heart-pumping, and engaging, Survival: The Exhibition invites visitors to experience the thrill of adventure, gain an appreciation for the wonders of nature, and prepare for the unexpected. The museum is open M-F 10-5 pm and 12-5 pm on Sunday. Please note: You must be 48 inches in height and weigh between 35-275 lbs to participate in the Adventure Zone. The Adventure Zone is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Event Information

Farmington Museum & Visitor Center
3041 E Main Street Farmington, NM
Farmington Museum
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Tickets are $12 per person (Senior/Military $10 ). The Adventure Zone (rope course and zipline) is an additional $3

The Farmington Museum Foundation will proudly host Survival: The Exhibition from Imagine Exhibitions, February 3 - May 4, 2024. 

Exhibit Ticket Prices

  • Tickets - $12
  • Senior/Military Ticket - $10
  • Adventure Zone Add On - $3
  • Call 599-1590 or 566-2291 for school group pricing.

About Survival: The Exhibition

Survival: The Exhibition is the first traveling exhibition providing practical, real-world, and science-based techniques to prepare visitors of all ages for survival situations they may face. The exhibition features immersive scenic and theatrical elements that simulate extreme scenarios in an interactive, informative, and safe place to learn and test essential survival skills.

Survival: The Exhibition features zones that combine STEM concepts with hands-on challenges that teach the scientific principles behind key survival tactics. From the rainforest to the high mountains, from the extreme cold to the temperate forest, each zone focuses on critical survival skills that build on one another throughout the experience, allowing young people to develop more advanced skills as they progress.

While the exhibition transports visitors to the world’s most breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring locales, core messages encourage guests to learn about and engage with their local community and prepare for the unexpected in their backyard. With the knowledge that most accidents occur within a mile of the home, Survival: The Exhibition empowers visitors to stay cool, calm, and collected in an emergency. In addition, visitors will be able to explore local climates, practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace, and identify ways to be a steward for their local landscape rather than its conqueror.

This unforgettable journey of bravery and brains culminates in the optional Adventure Zone Ropes Course and Zip Line, where visitors’ confidence and problem-solving skills are put to the test. Course obstacles and activities teach balance, focus, coordination, and concentration while building resilience and determination in the face of adversity.


  • Natural Disasters: First Aid Skills
  • Temperate Forest:  Building a Shelter
  • Desert: Water Filtration
  • High Mountains: Fire Safety Skills
  • Rainforest: Food and Tools
  • Extreme Cold: Signaling and Navigation
  • On the Water: Water Safety
  • Suburban Urban: Home Preparedness
  • Adventure Zone Ropes Course and Zip Line (open Friday - Monday)

Know Before You Go

You must be 48 inches in height to participate in the Adventure Zone

  • Tickets for this Zone are an additional $3 per person
  • Participants must be 48 inches tall and weigh between 35-275 lbs 
  • Closed-toed shoes must be worn to participate. 
  • Long hair must be pulled back to avoid getting tangled in the trolley
  • Loose-fitted clothing, scarves, or any other dangling articles are not permissible 
  • The course is designed for guests of average physical condition 
  • Pregnant women, people with heart, leg, back, or other injuries or illness should not participate
  • The Adventure Zone is closed Tuesday and Wednesday but will be open daily from March 14 - 25, 2024 for spring break
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