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The Zuhl Museum

775 College Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003-1204
+1 575-646-4714
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Definitely worth the stop

Our son loves rocks and says he wants to be a geologist when he grows up, so this museum was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
toad94
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Lakewood, Colorado
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This place is a gold mine for people who get excited about science. Easily accessible and not very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sassysailer
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Chicago, Illinois
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The Zuhl Museum: Where Rocks Come Alive! Part art gallery, part natural history museum, the Zuhl collection at NMSU showcases thousands of beautiful specimens of petrified wood, fossils and minerals. The Zuhl Collection, on display in the Zuhl Museum in the east wing gallery of the New Mexico State University Alumni and Visitors Center, contains petrified wood, fossils, rocks and minerals. This gallery is easily accessible to local citizens, school groups and visitors to the university and southern New Mexico. Additional items from the collection are displayed in the Zuhl Library, located four blocks east near the center of campus.
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775 College Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003-1204
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son loves rocks and says he wants to be a geologist when he grows up, so this museum was a given for our family. But even our daughter who is less interested in geology was still impressed by the magnitude of these slabs. They...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a gold mine for people who get excited about science. Easily accessible and not very crowded. Definitely worth a stop.

1  Thank sassysailer
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

If you think you have seen petrified wood before, well... you haven't until you see this collection. These amazing stones were collected by a man named Zuhl and donated to NMSU. It is a small museum and should only take 60 to 90 minutes to...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

You may see Flyers for this museum with great photos, but you will still be shocked at the items in the Zuhl museum. The museum is known for it's petrified wood collection, but the mineral specimens, polished rock spheres, and I think the fossils are...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

The beauty of the polished pieces of petrified wood, the diversity of shapes and colors is almost overwhelming. The exhibition has been put together with care and great taste and is very definitely worth a visit. We loved it do much we’ll go back

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

This museum on the campus of New Mexico State University is within walking distance of the Las Cruces Convention Center and very close to the University Avenue exit on I-10. No fee to explore this small museum(less than an hour is needed to explore the...More

1  Thank Chotano
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Have you ever heard of the phrase, "small but mighty"?  Well, this phrase definitely applies to the Zuhl Museum located on the NM State University University in Las Cruces, NM.  The museum isn't a large place, but the extensive collection certainly packs a punch.  It...More

1  Thank Crystal R
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Right on NMSU campus. Easy access and amazing stuff to see and appreciate. There were revolving artworks featured also. A must for fans of geology.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

This is much, much more than a collection of local items. This is a great collection and display of fossils, minerals and petrified wood from around the world. A very nice range of fossils that are better than those I've seen in the Smithsonian in...More

1  Thank ColeQ
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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here because we had time to burn an it was a great attraction. Its a one room museum however, they were adding on when we were there. There is an outside area. My two young boys really were fascinated by all the displays....More

2  Thank JR R
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Response from ZuhlDirector | Property representative |
So sorry for the very very late response. We are trying to do a better job of keeping up with our Trip Advisor site. Yes! We just renovated the Zuhl Museum and it now includes a Kids Corner that has things for all ages of... More
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January 24, 2017|
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Response from ZuhlDirector | Property representative |
So sorry for the very very late response. We are trying to do a better job of keeping up with our Trip Advisor site. We just renovated the museum and our new hours are Tuesday-Friday 12-4pm and every 2nd Saturday from... More
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