Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell

4.4
#2 of 8 in Museums in Roswell
Observatory · Art Museum
The Roswell Museum and Art Center is located in Roswell, New Mexico, United States, and features exhibits about the art and history of the American Southwest. Exhibits include fine art, sculpture, prints, decorative arts, and historic artefacts.

The museum operates the Patricia Lubben Bassett Art Education Center, which opened in 1998 as a learning facility in the state of New Mexico. The facility supports a museum-school-community creative exchange that provides arts education opportunities for all ages.

The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium was built through an initiative shared by the museum and the Roswell Independent School District in 1968. Once considered the largest planetarium in New Mexico, it is capable of reproducing the night sky as seen from any point on earth. The multimedia laboratory features an Astronomy Resource Center and hosts the Roswell Astronomy Club "Star Parties".
Today, the planetarium continues its partnership with the museum and school district through educational and public programming – including such activities as Space Camp, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's informal science education resource "ViewSpace," and other family science events and activities.
Discover how to plan a Roswell trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
Source
Create an itinerary including Roswell Museum & Art Center
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Roswell Museum & Art Center reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
328 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • This attraction is well worth a visit for anyone who appreciates art, whether paintings, , sculpture, or whatever. The exhibits are well done and very interesting. They also have exhibits of...  more »
  • We loved the museum and did not expect to be true believers after the experience. We bought head bands with "little green men" like feelers, which we wore on the flight home. What a great...  more »
Google
  • I visited this Museum to see Robert Goddard's workshop. I was blown away. The museum is large, lots of interesting art, historical artifacts, a neat gun collection and a planetarium. Guess what? IT"S FREE. You can give them a donation, no one will twist your arm. It's a beautiful place that deserves attention. If you're looking for something to do in Roswell, please visit this place. I loved it.
  • A great museum with a lot of interest. I really like Peter Moran drawings and watercolors of Pueblos. The whole Moran family seems to have been talented artists. Interesting exhibit on Goddard's rocketry.

Plan your trip to Roswell

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Roswell

See all ›
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Roswell

3.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Roswell

4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
3.2
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Roswell

4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Roswell

4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
3.2
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Roswell

2.2
Duration: 2 hours