The Zuhl Collection, on display on the campus of New Mexico State University, contains petrified wood, fossils, rocks and minerals. This gallery is easily accessible to local citizens, school groups and visitors to theOur Las Cruces trip planner makes visiting The Zuhl Museum and other Las Cruces attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Currently Closed for Renovations. Will open October 26th, 2017.
New hours will be: Tuesday-Friday 12pm-4pm and every 2nd Saturday of the Month from 12pm-4pm! Closed on NMSU administrative holidays.
Admission is free as are all the NMSU Museums.
Additional items from the collection are displayed in the Zuhl Library and Gardiner Hall in the Department of Geological Sciences.
The Zuhl Museum Reviews
If your into rocks fossils, petrified wood, and minerals this is the place to go. Is not a big museum which actually enjoy cause it seems more promising looking at the rocks and my 3 year old son... more »
Absolutely stunning display of petrified forest. Probably the best in the world. We could not believe what we saw! more »
GO! If you like petrified wood, minerals, and fossils, you will not be disappointed! No, it's not a large space, but rather than lots of little specimens, there are fewer *very large* specimens. The 30,000 lb Sequoia log outside near the parking alone is worth the visit. Have fun!
I just had one of the most amazing moments of my life there.... I walked through the doors and I immediately had tears in my eyes. To see the perfect way nature has for preserving itself. Then after looking around for a while I saw it(sorry no spoilers) the most amazing mineral calling out to me in the most fluid like way. The voice was so soft and sweet like a small flowing stream, but the power behind that voice was enough to get my attention. PLEASE GO CHECK IT OUT
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