Events

Family STEAM Night


Thursday, May 4
5-8 pm |  Free



Families are invited to come explore concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) in this engaging evening. All ages can appreciate and gain a broader understanding of science concepts through hands-on activities throughout the museum. With materials and information provided by The National Informal STEM Education Network, participants can experiment and explore what makes STEAM fun!                  
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Second Saturday: 
Trees, Flowers & Cacti, Oh My!


with Jennifer Furman
Saturday, April 8
10 am - Noon |  Free



Incorporating cacti and other desert plants as inspiration, students will explore different mixed-media techniques using chalk pastels and tempera paint to create a few small paintings. 
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Second Saturday is a nine-month program of gallery experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades 3-12 held on the second Saturday of the month. 

To register a student for the upcoming session, please call Amanda Nicholson at 575-624-6744, ext. 22. Participation is free and space is limited. 


This program is sponsored by the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation.

Sunday Conversations in the Galleries: Rogers Aston: Collecting the West

with Brandon Strange
Sunday, May 7
2 pm | Free



Join us as we launch a new series of free, informal gallery talks that focus on the Museum’s collections and current exhibits. For our first series, we’ll take a look at Collecting Roswell: The Donors of RMAC. In anticipation of the Museum’s 80th anniversary in October, Collecting Roswell celebrates some of the major contributions to the formation of the Museum’s core holdings. Drawing from the art collection, the Robert H. Goddard Collection, and the Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West, this exhibit showcases some of the Museum’s finest works while highlighting the contributions of several significant donors. Come learn more about RMAC’s collections and meet some of the exceptional staff who work here.
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Second Saturday:
Collage, Color, & Intent


with Cate Erbaugh & Shannon Rankin
Saturday, May 13 
10 am - Noon |  Free



Students will take a look at a painting in the Museum and analyze how an artist’s skillful selection of color enhances the intensity of his or her piece. Each student will then compose a collage selecting just the colors that help get that idea across. Materials will include dry pastel, found papers, and fabrics with a sewn element. Instructors will demonstrate color mixing with pastels and how to use pastels on fabric.
Second Saturday is a nine-month program of gallery experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades 3-12 held on the second Saturday of the month. 

To register a student for the upcoming session, please call Amanda Nicholson at 575-624-6744, ext. 22. Participation is free and space is limited. 


This program is sponsored by the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation.

International Children’s Film Series: Family Time


Saturday, June 3
2-3:30 pm |  Free 

Families make the world go ‘round! In these animated and live-action shorts, we learn that very different kinds of families can share the same bond of love. Find the sun, learn a new song, dance with cats, drink from a tall, cool glass of color, and rediscover what your own family means to you. (66 min, For ages 5 and up)



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Enjoy three weekends of exhilarating short-film programs to mesmerize moviegoers of all ages. Magical, adventurous works made by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs showcase work from around the globe—including Colombia, France, Russia, Taiwan, Argentina, Korea, Iran, and Mexico—to inspire the whole family. Films provided by Northwest Film Forum, Seattle’s comprehensive film arts organization, screening more than 200 independently made and classic films annually.

This series is generously sponsored by the RMAC Foundation. Light refreshments provided. Donations welcome.



Sunday Conversations in the Galleries: The Art of Philanthropy: Donald B. Anderson

with Sara Woodbury
Sunday, June 4
2 pm | Free



Join us as we launch a new series of free, informal gallery talks that focus on the Museum’s collections and current exhibits. For our first series, we’ll take a look at Collecting Roswell: The Donors of RMAC. In anticipation of the Museum’s 80th anniversary in October, Collecting Roswell celebrates some of the major contributions to the formation of the Museum’s core holdings. Drawing from the art collection, the Robert H. Goddard Collection, and the Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West, this exhibit showcases some of the Museum’s finest works while highlighting the contributions of several significant donors. Come learn more about RMAC’s collections and meet some of the exceptional staff who work here.
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International Children’s Film Series: Shine On!


Saturday, June 10
2-3:30 pm  |  Free 



What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with their friends and families, discover new things about themselves, and take journeys to near and far. (64 min, For all ages)
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Enjoy three weekends of exhilarating short-film programs to mesmerize moviegoers of all ages on June 3, 10 and 17. Magical, adventurous works made by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs showcase work from around the globe—including Colombia, France, Russia, Taiwan, Argentina, Korea, Iran, and Mexico—to inspire the whole family. Films provided by Northwest Film Forum, Seattle’s comprehensive film arts organization, screening more than 200 independently made and classic films annually.

This series is generously sponsored by the RMAC Foundation. Light refreshments provided. Donations welcome.

Second Saturday: 
Food for Thought

with Justin Richel and Nancy Fleming


Saturday, June 10
10 am-Noon  |  Free

Come paint small studies of edible objects! You’ll never look at a Cheeto the same way again!

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Second Saturday is a nine-month program of gallery experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades 3-12 held on the second Saturday of the month. 

To register a student for the upcoming session, please call Amanda Nicholson at 575-624-6744, ext. 22. Participation is free and space is limited. 


International Children’s Film Series: Friends are Forever


Saturday, June 17
2-3:30 pm  |  Free 



Is there anything better than having a friend by your side? Good friends add color, music and memories to our lives. In this collection of mostly animated shorts, friends also come in all shapes and sizes, from a fierce little lion with a surprisingly soft heart to a small, shy girl gaining strength from her grandmother and teacher. (59 min, For ages 5 and up)
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Enjoy three weekends of exhilarating short-film programs to mesmerize moviegoers of all ages on June 3, 10 and 17. Magical, adventurous works made by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs showcase work from around the globe—including Colombia, France, Russia, Taiwan, Argentina, Korea, Iran, and Mexico—to inspire the whole family. Films provided by Northwest Film Forum, Seattle’s comprehensive film arts organization, screening more than 200 independently made and classic films annually.

This series is generously sponsored by the RMAC Foundation. Light refreshments provided. Donations welcome.

Sunday Conversations in the Galleries: The Robert H. Goddard Collection

with Jeremy Howe
Sunday, August 6
2 pm | Free



Join us as we launch a new series of free, informal gallery talks that focus on the Museum’s collections and current exhibits. For our first series, we’ll take a look at Collecting Roswell: The Donors of RMAC. In anticipation of the Museum’s 80th anniversary in October, Collecting Roswell celebrates some of the major contributions to the formation of the Museum’s core holdings. Drawing from the art collection, the Robert H. Goddard Collection, and the Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West, this exhibit showcases some of the Museum’s finest works while highlighting the contributions of several significant donors. Come learn more about RMAC’s collections and meet some of the exceptional staff who work here.
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UFO Festival Laser Light Shows in the Planetarium

June 29 - July 2
Admission: $5 for ages 11 - adult | $3 for ages 3-10 | Free for ages 2 and under 



The ever-popular laser shows will be returning to the Goddard Planetarium for the 2017 UFO Festival. The full dome coverage of laser light along with amazing music creates a thrilling experience in an ever-changing universe of brilliantly colored imagery and animations. Shows will include Laser Beatles, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall. 
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Click here for a complete schedule.