Museum hopping in Santa Fe – Passes to save you money

Santa Fe's Museum Hill

Santa Fe’s Museum Hill – Photo Credit: Elizabeth R. Rose

Whether you are downtown, in the historic district, or headed for Museum Hill, you’ll need to schedule at least a day or two to enjoy some of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s fabulous Museums. With record heat in Santa Fe, an air conditioned museum is a great idea. Cool off and learn a bit about the color and culture of New Mexico and beyond.

Museum Pass
If you have minimal time to spend in Santa Fe, you can purchase a one day pass for two museums — a combination of either:
Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum

The museums are paired according to location… Museum Hill or downtown. This one-day pass for two museums costs: NM residents $12, non-residents $15

You can also purchase a four-day pass to Santa Fe state museums: NM residents $18, non-residents $20.

New Mexico Culture Pass
If you are traveling throughout the state of New Mexico, consider purchasing the CulturePass. From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to super dinosaurs the museums and monuments of New Mexico celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day. At $25, the CulturePass invites you to visit each of the 14 state museums and monuments once during a 12-month period.  You can order your CulturePass online.

Recommended Museums
All Santa Fe museums are fascinating but if I had to choose two museums for a “must visit,” I would choose the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture on Museum Hill. While you are visiting, consider stopping in to the Museum Hill Cafe for a bit to eat.

Santa Fe Museum Information
Museum of New Mexico
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of International Folk Art 
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology
Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops
Museum Stores Online

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