Report: Visits to New Mexico museums, historic sites drop - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mainly Sunny
18.3°C

Report: Visits to New Mexico museums, historic sites drop

July 31, 2019 - 9:14 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - State officials say visits to New Mexico museums and historic sites have fallen.

The Albuquerque Journal reports New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs says overall attendance for the fiscal year that ended June 30 dipped 2% from last year.

According to the agency, in fiscal 2019, 992,574 visitors were counted for the eight state-run museums and the six historic sites.

In fiscal 2018, attendance was at 1,014,041 and was largely led by the blockbuster "Da Vinci — The Genius" exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque.

The biggest drops in attendance came at the Fort Sumner/Bosque Redondo site and the New Mexico History Museum, with a 30% and 17% decrease respectively.

___

Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
The Associated Press

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile