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.
Free 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.
Bus Parking.  The large parking lot at the Center ensures easy parking for school busses near the entrance.
Lunch.  The 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.
El Camino Real  International Heritage Center
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 Mexico.
Interactive and period displays, such as this early tienda, shows what life was like and the items used in colonial New Mexico.
For Schools and Teachers . . .
School tours 
of the Center
Special Events
at the Center
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Updated 20 Dec 2011
School Group Tours
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