El Paso Museum of Archaeology

El Paso Museum of Archaeology

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration, interpretation and preservation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts through research, exhibits, education, and special programs, with a focus on the prehistory and culture of the El Paso area and the Southwest.

Located within Wilderness Park in El Paso at the base of the Franklin Mountains you will find the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, the museum that features exhibits on the ancient history of the Southwest and Northern Mexico.

This grand museum presents 14,000 years of prehistory in the El Paso area and greater Southwest through various dioramas and exhibits. Learn all about the lives of American Indians from this area, from the paleo-Indian hunters of the Ice Age to modern descendants and the lives they lead today. The exhibits periodically change to reflect the scope of the museum, but there is always the permanent exhibit Paquime and Casas Grandes Culture to view

There is an onsite garden, the Indian Garden, to visit outside before you leave, plus various nature trails on the 15 acres of outdoor space. Take a hike and see over 250 varieties of native Chihuahuan Desert plants, plus several outdoor exhibits along the way.

Note: Admission to the museum is free, but donations are always accepted. Also, note that this museum is closed every Monday and major holiday.