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Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
The Roswell Museum and Art Center has grown into a 50,000 square foot facility that includes twelve galleries dedicated to the exhibition of art and history, the Patricia Lubben Bassett Art Education Center, and the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is southern New Mexico’s preeminent museum, lauded for the quality of its exhibitions, programs, and collections.
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  • If you travel all the way to Roswell, how can you not visit the museum. It was informative and helped outline the controversy regarding the landing. They have discounts for seniors and veterans. It is...  read more »
  • This museum had a little bit of everything while we were there. First, there is an exhibit on Robert Goddard, the father of American rocketry. It was interesting and informative. There were also exhib...  read more »
  • We came to look for aliens and were disappointed by the cheap tourist stuff. But this museum, which isn't about aliens, was a pleasant surprise. They have a great plains Indian display as well as a fa...  read more »
  • Located off Main Street, parking is behind the Civic Center/Chamber. The museum and art center are not great for kids. Definitely more of an adult venue. Nothing at all hands on, just walk and observe, but much of the art is out/exposed and could easily be touched so it'd be tough for kids to succeed. The art and museum are intertwined so it's a nice switch back and forth. It is free and the art and artifacts are enjoyable.
  • Having traveled all over the country visiting art museums I had very little expectations going into the RMAC however the art was well curated and an interesting assortment of artists. I was unable to see a large portion of the gallery because myself and my family were accosted by the security team. Apparently my 3 year old niece who couldn't run if she wanted too must have taken too big of steps, because in their eyes she was "running". Honestly I believe from the moment we walked in we became victims of bullying and were targeted. The security guard looked at us in disgust as we entered and we were treated like second class citizens. I assure you that we are anything but second class, we were all dressed appropriately and our family acted appropriately within the museum. The security team needs to be retrained on the proper treatment of guests or the RMAC needs to institute a "no children" policy because obviously in the 15 mins we were there we were NOT welcome. As a major contributor to the arts and a new resident of Roswell I now know where I will NOT be contributing too.
  • This is such a great place in Roswell that seems to get over looked often. I highly recommend it!
  • I'm really hurt to have to write this review. As a child and even an adult, I loved the museum. However, today, while my family and I were walking through the museum, we were belittled and horribly mistreated by a security guard. He literally ran into the room we were in and began yelling at my 58 year old mother to not touch any of the pieces. My mother never touched anything. She had absolutely no reason to touch anything. The security guard even lied and said that he had her on camera touching things, but when we asked to see the film he refused to show us. This security guard could have handled the situation a lot better. There actually would not have been a situation if he had not blown up at us. However, he chose to target my mother, who had not done anything wrong, and he tried to embarrass her. What makes this so much worse is that my mother had not seen my brother and his family in years. We went to the museum because we thought it would be fun and something interesting for us to do as a family. Instead we were treated like criminals, for absolutely no reason. We complained to the museum staff and they apologized and we were offered a free VIP tour but after what we had gone through with the security guard, none of us ever want to go back there again.
  • Free admission (donations accepted). Interesting piece and very nice, modern building.
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