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  Visiting NMC

Researchers: NMC welcomes research visitors to the collection. As of April 2013, the herbarium is open to the public from 8:30am to 5pm on Monday and Tuesday. Unfortunately we do not have a staff member who is on hand in the collection for other days of the week, but we can make special arrangments. In general it is best to make arrangements with Patrick Alexander ([575] 521-3008) at least 24 hours prior to visiting the collection. Unrestricted access may be obtained after a minimal orientation. The collection includes working space, materials, and dissecting microscopes for most herbarium related research needs.


Plant Enthusiasts and School Groups: Tours for native plant enthusiasts and school groups can be arranged in advance for mutually convenient times. Please contact Patrick Alexander ([575] 521-3008) with questions and/or to schedule a visit.

Directions and Parking: For those coming from out of town exit Interstate 10 or 25 at University Ave. From Interstate 10 proceed east 0.5 miles along University Ave, turn right on Espina and left on Horseshoe. From the Interstate 25 follow University Ave west ca. 1.5 miles to Espina and turn left, then left on Horseshoe.

Once on campus, the collection is located in Room 105 of the Biology Annex. The Biology Annex is roughly 200 m east of the main Biology Building (Foster Hall). Campus map including the location of the Biology Annex relative to the NMSU Horseshoe and Foster Hall can be viewed at: http://maps.nmsu.edu/ . NMSU offers visitors free parking permit through the following website http://ict-iisweb.nmsu.edu/auxadmin/ParkingForms/ePermit.aspx . Alternatively, you can obtain a free permit from the NMSU Police Dept on the day of the visit.

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Information Requests

In general, all of our label data is available online (see the Database page). For additional information please contact Patrick Alexander ([575] 521-3008).

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