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Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Permanent exhibits in the museum focus on the natural and cultural history of the Chihuahuan Desert region, the largest desert in North America. A variety of temporary exhibits address themes related to border life and culture, the Americas and the University’s history and current activities.

University Avenue & Wiggins Rd. El Paso, Texas 79968

Place Type

On Campus

Phone

(915) 747-5565

Hours

Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Sunday, on holidays and during UTEP Football home games.

Website

https://www.utep.edu/centennial-museum/

Upcoming Events

Exhibit: “The Town and the Smelter”

Aug. 29, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2020. Exhibit: “The Town and the Smelter.” ASARCO and the community of Smeltertown (La Esmelda) were symbiotically connected and...

11/14
Moby-Dick Read-A-Thon

Three days! Many Readers! One..White...Whale! Join us as we read aloud Herman Melville's classic novel Moby-Dick from start to finish! Want to be a reader...

11/14 6 PM
Exhibit: “The Town and the Smelter”

Aug. 29, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2020. Exhibit: “The Town and the Smelter.” ASARCO and the community of Smeltertown (La Esmelda) were symbiotically connected and...

11/15
Exhibit: “The Town and the Smelter”

Aug. 29, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2020. Exhibit: “The Town and the Smelter.” ASARCO and the community of Smeltertown (La Esmelda) were symbiotically connected and...

11/16
Exhibit: “The Town and the Smelter”

Aug. 29, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2020. Exhibit: “The Town and the Smelter.” ASARCO and the community of Smeltertown (La Esmelda) were symbiotically connected and...

11/18

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Vera, Beatriz E

Vera, Beatriz E left a positive review 9/4/2019

Great opportunity for Anthropology and Sociology students to become familiar with a Mexico City culture quickly disappearing, Director's comments made it a very fruitful event.

Carey-Whalen, Daniel J

Carey-Whalen, Daniel J left a positive review 10/3/2018

Dr. Cecilia Aragon is the niece of Rudolfo Anaya and a renowned theatre scholar in her own right. It was great to here her perspectives.