Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Farmington Museum

The Farmington Museum and Gateway Park is conveniently located on Main Street in the center of town. The facility hosts two permanent exhibits and a wide variety of indoor and outdoor events throughout the year as well as "Currents," the Farmington Museum store. Permanent exhibits include "From Dinosaurs to Drill Bits," which highlights the oil and gas story of the San Juan Basin. Using the latest in technology, this exhibit provides the thrilling experience of riding deep into the earth in search of oil on a simulated floor shaking adventure. Guests can also learn the process of drilling thousands of feet for black gold and discover its transformation into consumer products.
Farmington: 100 Years of Change" tells the rich history of Farmington, from early pioneer settlement to the present-day. Created to celebrate Farmington’s centennial year, the exhibition explores early settlement history, the area’s agricultural past and the growth and development of the town to a regional city.
The Farmington Museum is located at 3041 East Main Street. Hours of operation are Monday thorugh Saturday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Reference for addiitonal exhibit information.

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