FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2022
Santa Fe, NM - The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) is offering free admission to each of the agency’s 15 museums and historic sites for residents impacted by the wildfires burning in the state as well as first responders and their families.
Through the end of June, residents of Colfax, Mora, San Miguel, Valencia, and Lincoln counties will be permitted to visit every NMDCA facility free of charge simply by presenting proof of residency (valid ID, etc.). First responders involved with emergency work (firefighters, police, medical personnel, national guard troops, etc.) will also be able to visit for free by mentioning their role. These tickets will only be available in-person at NMDCA’s museum and historic sites, and this statewide initiative will be in place until June 30, 2022.
The list of museums and historic sites that will be offering free admission are as follows:
New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque
New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces
National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque
Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe
Los Luceros Historic Site in Alcalde
Lincoln Historic Site in Lincoln
Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs
Fort Sumner Historic Site and Bosque Redondo Memorial in Fort Sumner
Fort Stanton in Capitan
Fort Selden in Radium Springs
Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo
To learn more about each museum or site, head to https://nmculture.org/visit. To stay informed about the fires currently burning in New Mexico – including the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire, the Cerro Pelado Fire, and the McBride Fire – please visit https://www.nmdhsem.org/2022-wildfires.