Message from Director

Second Saturdays, yoga, planetarium shows and more!

Hello! July has been a whirlwind of a month with UFO Festival laser shows, a great Second Saturday of mask-making, and a new exhibition on loan from the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Yoga in the galleries has also returned bringing much-needed mindful relaxation to the start of our weeks. Alongside our current programs, we're gearing up for children and adult classes to relaunch in the fall as well as the premiere of new and exciting planetarium films.

Lastly, save the date for a music-filled RMAC Foundation Fundraiser in the museum courtyard on Friday, September 24. The Foundation helps support many of our programming from Second Saturdays and receptions to renovations and special exhibitions. So we deeply appreciate the work they do on our behalf as well as the support members of our community provide through donations to the Foundation.

See you soon and be well,


Executive Director

Second Saturdays

Hands-on activities and free admission

Join us on Saturday, August 14 from 10 am to 1 pm, along with our special guests from Explora Science Center, during our next Second Saturday! Explora will be bringing make and take STEAM activities, including a centrifugal force swing, scribble bots, kaleidoscopes, and parachutes! (The activities are also available as kits for doing at home.) August's event is supported in large part by the New Mexico Humanities Council.

All are welcome and admission is free for members and Roswell residents each Second Saturday. Free hands-on activities are offered from 10 am to 1 pm. RMAC is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Second Saturdays are generously supported by the RMAC Foundation. 

For more details and a schedule of upcoming Second Saturday activities, please visit our website.

Planetarium Open

With new showtimes

Travel back in time, with Sunstruck, to experience the birth of our Sun and solar system. Discover how the Sun came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away. See Sunstruck and other films this month in the Goddard Planetarium. .

Shows are presented Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm daily, and a bonus 7pm show on Fridays. The planetarium is closed Sundays and Mondays. 

August Films and Showtimes
Tuesday - Saturday
1pm: Seeing! A Photon's Journey Across Space, Time & Mind
3pm: Light: Aurora Storm
5pm: IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Friday's bonus show:
7pm: Sunstruck

Please click here for show descriptions and admission details. Admission is free for members!

Yoga Continues

Start your week off right

On select Sundays at 2 pm, come by the RMAC for an all-levels gentle yoga session in the galleries. Sessions are taught by 200-hour certified instructor Alice Buck, and are free for members and $5 for non-members, payable at the door. 

Upcoming Dates: 
August 8 & 22 | September 5 & 19
October 3 & 17 | November 7 & 21
December 5 & 19

Spectacular Launches

Space Camp 2021 Recap

Space Camp was held this month with 16 campers in grades 3rd through 6th. Campers built and launched their own Estes Green Eggs Rocket that had an actual egg as a payload! They also learned to follow the life cycle of stars, read a star chart, and see how constellations change when you travel across the galaxy. Space Camp is offered every summer and registration begins in March.  

Current Exhibitions

In The Woods
Work by RAiR Artist WANG Chen
On view through August 22, 2021
Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue - The Daniel E. Prall Collection
On view through November 21, 2021
Exhibition on loan from the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

New Adventures

Staff Departures

Join us in wishing the best of luck to RMAC Registrar, Amberly Meli and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Aubrey Hobart as they depart Roswell for the Southeast. Amberly is the new Registrar at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, Florida, and Aubrey is headed to Savannah, Georgia, as the new Professor of Pre-Columbian Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design. We appreciate all they've done for RMAC and the Roswell community!

In Memoriam

Long-Time Friend of the Museum

The Museum staff, Board of Trustees, and RMAC Foundation were saddened to hear of the passing of Jesse J. Barranco. Jesse passed away peacefully on April 27, 2021. He worked as a guard at RMAC for 25 years and retired on January 1, 2013.


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