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Poppy Fest Takes Over El Paso Museum of Archaeology Saturday

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology, along with the Franklin Mountains State Park and the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition, invite the public to the 10th annual Poppy Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology.

The free event celebrates El Paso’s annual bloom of Mexican poppies. Enjoy live music, art vendors, educational exhibits, children’s activities, nature tours, food vendors, and more.

In addition, the El Paso Museum of Archaeology and the Society for Creative Anachronism will host live archery demonstrations.

Poppies (1)The Museum of Archaeology will be open throughout the day featuring 14,000 years of prehistory in the El Paso area, the greater Southwest, and northern Mexico.

Visitors can learn more about the effort to have Castner Range named a national monument by watching the video “Saving Castner,” which will be playing in the museum auditorium.

Houdini the hawk from the El Paso Zoo and a live wolf from the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary near Albuquerque, New Mexico, will also be at the festival. Visitors can also send personalized pictures of their visit to the festival to friends and family around the world through Mini DIGIE.

Parking for the Poppy Fest will be at the Transmountain El Paso Community College (EPCC) Campus at no charge and shuttle buses will be running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No parking will be allowed at the museum.

For more information on the Poppy Fest, call the El Paso Museum of Archaeology at (915) 755-4332 or click HERE

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