El Camino Real International Heritage Center has proven to be a nice day-trip for school groups from Las Cruces to
Albuquerque. The exhibits and displays are designed as an interactive learning center for school children from about the third
grade onward. Our outdoor patio and ampitheater is often used for demonstrations, teacher presentations, and as a lunch
and recess area. All exhibits and Center facilities are wheel chair accessible, making it suitable for most special needs students.
Admission. Monument admission is free to school groups for any day of the week except closed Tuesdays. The Heritage
Center Foundation also provides limited funding to those school groups requiring financial assistance with bus or fuel fees.
Parking. The large parking lot at the Center ensures easy parking for school busses near the entrance.
Center provides no food services. Most schools provide box lunches for their students. The confined areas of the
ampitheater and our red brick patio is ideal for lunch or other group activities. Indoor facilities are available
in the event of incliment weather.
For more information, or to schedule your school field trip, call the Center at 575-854-3600.
Outdoor ampitheater and patio is ideal for student presentations, lunch, and "recess."
The Center hosts numerous Hispanic, Native American, colonial, and territorial heritage events throughout the year. Upcoming
events are listed on our HOME Page.
Most special events are held at the Center on Saturdays and open to the
public. They are often attended by organized school groups. If you would like your school group to attend one of the functions,
or your school group would like to participate in the activity with special arts and crafts, music, song or dancing performances,
please call the Center at 575-854-3600.
Students from Salem and Arrey schools performing folklorico dances at the Center.
Students from Socorro participating in the traditional Las Posadas at the Center.
The Center welcomes the smiling faces of our student visitors.
Traditional Spanish dances being performed by students from the Alamogordo schools.
Displays and exhibits at the Center take the student back in time to learn the history and heritage of the trail - and New
Interactive and period displays, such as this early tienda, shows what life was like and the items used in colonial
For Schools and Teachers . . .
Lesson plans, rubrics, handouts, etc.
Updated 20 Dec 2011
Heritage and Special Event Programs
(Lesson plans, rubrics, handouts, etc.)