Las Cruces – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that the City of Las Cruces has been awarded a $2 million federal loan guarantee to relocate the Museum of Nature and Science in Las Cruces.
Funding will be used to convert the former Rio Grande Bank building, which is located just north of the old downtown mall, into the new location for the Museum of Nature and Science. Specifically, the project involves acquisition, environmental remediation, site improvements, and rehabilitation of the former bank.
"The Museum of Nature and Science provides a tremendous educational experience for Las Cruces residents and visitors alike," Bingaman said. "Relocating it to this new location will enhance the experience."
The loan was provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.