Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park

  • NM


P.O. Box 891
Las Cruces
United States

About Us

The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park is dedicated to increasing scientific literacy by fostering an understanding of the Chihuahuan Desert. To achieve this mission, we provide inquiry-based, science education programs to more than 12,000 K-12 students and 3,000 adults in southern New Mexico and West Texas each year. The Nature Park site is 960 acres north of Las Cruces, New Mexico. It currently features a science demonstration site, picnic areas, 150-seat amphitheater, 1.5-mile walking trail with plant identification signs and benches, Desert Discovery Mini-Trail with interpretive signs, and a Xeriscape Memorial Garden. Future plans for this site include other visitor facilities.