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New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs to offer free admission for New Mexicans affected by fires

May 23rd, 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 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 

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