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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


(915) 747-5565


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


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Carey-Whalen, Daniel J

Carey-Whalen, Daniel J left a positive review 12/13/2019

The Tornillo Collectives play was amazing. The Socorro middle school students did a great job. Frontera Bugalu was a blast!

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.