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Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
UTEP Campus
500 University at Wiggins and University
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 747-5565

Created in 1936, the Centennial was the first museum in El Paso and one of the earliest buildings at the College of Mines, now UTEP. Permanent exhibits focus on the Chihuahuan Desert region, the largest desert in North America. Temporary exhibits are generally related to border life and culture, or more broadly to the Americas. The extensive Gardens display native plants in a variety of settings.

Hours of Operation

Mon: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tue: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wed: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thu: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk.