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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Border Patrol Museum
Border Patrol Museum

(915) 759-6060

4315 Woodrow Bean Trans Mt Rd
El Paso, TX 79924   Directions Website

Discover one of our nation's best-kept secrets at the National Border Patrol Museum & Gift Shop. Here, you can embark on an exciting journey through the rich history of the U.S. Border Patrol, from its inception in the Old West to its evolution through Prohibition, World War II, and into the high-tech Patrol of today. You can explore exhibits featuring uniforms, vehicles, and weaponry that showcase the progress made by the Border Patrol over the years.

Your visit to the Museum will be a fulfilling experience that will inspire you and leave you with pride and understanding. You can also visit their illustrious Gift Shop, which is available online, to purchase exclusive U.S. Border Patrol products not found anywhere else. All proceeds from the Gift Shop go towards supporting the maintenance of the Museum, which helps keep its doors open to the public 100% free of charge.
 

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center

(915) 351-0048

715 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79902   Directions Website

The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center is a commemorative site in Downtown El Paso. It pays tribute to the millions of individuals who lost their lives in the atrocities committed by the Nazi Regime between 1933 to 1945. The Museum has a permanent exhibit showcases multi-media galleries, including the Moving Gallery of El Paso Holocaust Survivors.

Using education, outreach, and cultural activities, visitors can expand their knowledge about the Holocaust and understand how to fight against bigotry and intolerance. The Museum provides materials in both English and Spanish, and it also offers year-round programs to complement its lessons. Admission is free of charge, but visitors are encouraged to make donations.


 

El Paso Museum of Archaeology
El Paso Museum of Archaeology

(915) 212-0421

4301 Trans Mt Rd
El Paso, TX 79924   Directions Website

Step into 14,000 years of prehistory in the El Paso area, the greater Southwest, and northern Mexico at The El Paso Museum of Archaeology. Here, you can see dioramas and exhibits of American Indian lives and their material culture. The exhibits range from the Paleoindian hunters of the Ice Age to their modern descendants.

The Museum constantly updates its exhibits to reflect the scope of its collections and the community's interests. The exhibits in the auditorium and the North Gallery house exploreable drawers of artifacts from across the U.S. You can also walk nature trails on its 15-acre land, which has more than 250 varieties of Chihuahuan Desert native plants, outdoor exhibits, and an Indian Garden.
 

El Paso Museum of Art
El Paso Museum of Art

(915) 212-0300

One Arts Festival Plz
El Paso, TX 79901   Directions Website

Explore the magnificent El Paso Museum of Art and indulge in its vast collection of artworks. The Museum was founded to showcase a crucial collection of European Baroque and Renaissance works, which includes significant pieces by Botticelli, Canaletto, Van Dyck, Zurbarán, and Artemisia Gentileschi, as well as other Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance masters.

With over 7,000 works, the EPMA shows its unwavering commitment to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting works of art that enrich the permanent collection of American, European, and Mexican Art. Their mission is to celebrate the region's diverse cultures through exhibitions, acquisitions, and educational programs, creating a vibrant and inspiring environment for all audiences.
 

El Paso Museum of History
El Paso Museum of History

(915) 212-0320

510 N Santa Fe St
El Paso, TX 79901   Directions Website

Explore El Paso's fascinating past through the exhibits and programs at The El Paso Museum of History. This Museum serves the entire community and aims to promote understanding and significance of the rich, multicultural, and multinational history of the border region known as "The Pass of the North."

The Museum encourages diverse audiences to explore different human experiences and reflect on their place in history. One of the highlights of the Museum is DIGIE, the famous Digital Wall, which features a vast collection of images and videos exploring El Paso's past and present. The touch-sensitive TV screens make navigating and enjoying this multimedia experience easy.

Hal Marcus Gallery
Hal Marcus Gallery

(915) 533-9090

1308 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79902   Directions Website

A trip to the El Paso area wouldn't be complete without stopping by the Hal Marcus Gallery. This small art gallery between UTEP and Downtown features a vibrant and imaginative exhibition that provokes thought. Visitors can explore works by the local El Paso painter Hal Marcus and other talented artists.

At the gallery, visitors can view works showcasing artists' skills in various mediums, including oil, acrylic, mixed media, pen and ink, etching, and sculpture. The exhibition also includes a nine-minute looping video that offers profound insights into the art and Hal Marcus's distinctive approach.


 

Insights | El Paso Science Center
Insights | El Paso Science Center

(915) 534-0000

El Paso, TX 79902
Website

Improve your imagination and cognitive skills with a visit to Insights El Paso Science Center, which offers interactive science education experiences to the Border Region. Every year, they introduce new exhibits, including a dinosaur-themed pop-up museum exhibit in collaboration with UTEP and El Paso Community College. They receive nearly 8,000 annual visitors and host around 1700 student field trips.

Insight promotes STEAM education through exploratory, interactive learning experiences that are creative and profoundly innovative. As thousands have already discovered, insights are vital for the community because they inspire curiosity and promote collaborative and cross-disciplinary thinking.
 

International Museum of Art
International Museum of Art

(915) 543-6747

1211 Montana Ave
El Paso, TX 79902   Directions Website

El Paso has a must-visit spot on its list: the International Museum of Art, located in the city's historic Rio Grande District. The Museum is in a Victorian-style mansion designed and completed in the early 1900s. Its humble beginnings can be traced back to 1925 when the first display cases showcased a collection of books, pottery, tapestries, and other unique items.

Over time, the International Museum became a center for women's contributions to the war effort. It also began displaying more eclectic items such as mineral samples, clothing, and pottery. Eventually, the Museum became home to the priceless Kress Collection of Fine Art. Today, the International Association for the Visual Arts operates the International Museum, which houses collections worldwide.

Los Portales Museum | Old County Jail
Los Portales Museum | Old County Jail

(915) 851-1682

1551 Main St
San Elizario, TX 79849   Directions Website

Los Portales is a historic building home to the Old County Jail Museum, which showcases San Elizario's rich and colorful history. You can step back and marvel at the area's 400 years of significant historical events, including the "First Thanksgiving," the Spanish Presidio, the San Elizario Salt War of 1877, and El Paso's first county seat.

As a visitor information center, we welcome your questions about the area. The Museum, located in a Territorial-Style building from the 1850s in El Paso's Mission Valley, offers free admission. Its exhibits focus on San Elizario's fascinating history.

Ysleta del sur Cultural Center Museum
Ysleta del sur Cultural Center Museum

(915) 859-7700

305 Yaya Ln
El Paso, TX 79907   Directions Website

Come and explore the Ysleta del Sur Cultural Center Museum, dedicated to educating visitors about the rich history and culture of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. The Museum showcases the centuries of adversity the Pueblo's citizens have overcome.

They offer multiple exhibits with interactive elements, visiting artists, and guest lectures to provide an enlightening experience. Remember to take home a souvenir from the Museum gift shop to commemorate your visit. They also offer tours for large groups and school trips for those who prefer a more guided interaction with the facility.

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