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Hours and Admission

Regular Library hours 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The NHCC Visual Arts Museum is open
Tuesdays—Sundays from 10 am–4 pm.

Please continue to join us for guided tours of the
Mundos de Mestizaje fresco in our Torreón and
performances in the Performing Arts building.



Art Museum

10 am–4 pm Tuesday-Sunday
Learn more here

* $6 for Adults (17+)

* $5 for NM Residents (17+)

* $2 for Torreón Tour

* $3 for K-12 NM Educators and Administrators

* Free for Youth (16 and under), NHCC Foundation Members, Foster Parents and Children in the Custody of Foster Parents

* Free for NM Resident Seniors (60+) on Wednesdays

* Blue Star Museums: free admission to those currently serving in the US Military–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Cost Guard–including Reservists, National Guardsman, US Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (aka CAC), DD Form 1173 ID, or DD Form 1173-1 ID.

* Free for NM Residents on the first Sunday of each month

Education Building

(Temporarily Closed)
Admission varies by event

History & Literary Arts Library & Genealogy Center

Tuesday and Thursday
10 am to 3 pm

Performing Arts Theatres & Box Office

One hour before any performance
(Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome Center 10 am to 4 pm — Tuesday-Saturday)
Learn more here


10 am to 4 pm — Tuesday-Saturday
11 am Torreón Tours on Thursday’s and Friday’s

  • * Torreón Tours $2 per person

Welcome Center

10 am to 4 pm — Tuesday-Saturday

Pop Fizz Paleteria

For hours, please check the website here.

La Fonda del Bosque

11:30 am to 2 pm — Wednesday-Friday
5 pm to 8 pm — Fridays
For more information, please check the website here.

Holiday Closures

Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day

The NHCC now offers online sales

Admission tickets to the Visual Art Museum, Mundos de Mestizaje: Torreón Tours and performances in the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts are available for purchase online. A limited number of timed tickets will be available each day to the Visual Arts Museum and the Torreón Tours. Guests may choose a time and date when they purchase tickets online. Plan ahead and get your tickets below.

We offer docent guided-tours!

Celebrate artworks and artists from diverse Latino experiences through the NHCC’s Visual Arts Museum and the Mundos de Mestizaje fresco in the Torreón!

The Visual Arts Museum galleries feature artworks from the NHCC’s permanent collection, the Community Art Gallery dedicated to highlighting New Mexico’s artists, and rotating local, national and international exhibitions.

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

We also offer a robust schedule of educational programs for children, families, and adults of all ages.

For a docent-guided tour through the Visual Arts Museum please schedule your tour at least two-weeks in advance by calling 505-724-4771. The Mundos de Mestizaje: Torreón Tours are available by clicking on the link below to purchase tickets.

NHCC Tours

Whether you're a little hungry or a lot hungry, we have you covered.

Pop Fizz Paleteria

Pop Fizz is a Mexican style ice cream shop with an American soda shop twist! We make all natural fruit and cream popsicles and delicious hot food items.

Visit Pop Fizz Paleteria in the Pete V. Domenici Education Building for lighter fare (including delicious sandwiches/tortas and frito pie) and their unique and fantastic frozen treats.

For hours and menus, visit the Pop Fizz website.

Pop Fizz Paleteria

La Fonda del Bosque

La Fonda del Bosque, a sister company to City Treats Parties & Catering, both sharing a space at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. We offer a unique dining experience, featuring Latin Fusion Cuisine.

Visit La Fonda del Bosque in the History and Literary Arts Building for unique Latin fusion fare, with New Mexico inspired decor.

For hours and menus, visit La Fonda del Bosque website.

La Fonda del Bosque



1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

From I-25

Exit Avenida César Chávez, follow west over railroad tracks. You can enter the campus by turning left on 4th Street or 8th Street.

From Downtown

Follow 4th Street south to Avenida César Chávez, and turn right into the campus from 4th Street just after you pass Avenida César Chávez.

From Bridge Blvd.

Travel east on Bridge until it becomes Avenida César Chávez, and then turn right on 8th Street into the campus.

By Bicycle

Ride along the Rio Grande bosque bike trail until Bridge Blvd. crosses overhead. Exit the path on the south side of the overpass, and you will be on the northwest corner of the campus.

By Bus

Bus Routes 53 and 54 travel by the NHCC. On Bus Route 53, exit at the 8th Street and Bridge Ave. stop, then cross to the south side of Bridge Ave./Avenida César Chávez, and enter the campus through 8th Street. On Bus Route 54, exit at the 4th Street and Avenida César Chávez stop, then cross to the south side of Avendia César Chávez, and enter the campus through its entrance along 4th Street.

Campus Map

NHCC Campus Map 2023

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