Las Cruces Space Festival

2022/04/07 10:00:00

An Out of This World Experience in Las Cruces

Las Cruces will host the fourth annual Las Cruces Space Festival on April 7 – 10. This will be an incredible opportunity for youth to learn and get excited about space, and for older generations to celebrate the impact that space has in their daily lives. For all lovers of space and all those with a growing curiosity, the Space Festival will bring education, entertainment and fun for everyone!



The festival will launch on April 7th and include four-days of fun activities like space-themed movies, aerospace career talks, Challenger Learning Center missions, and vendor fair on the Plaza de Las Cruces. On April 10th, the Festival brings back one of the most popular attractions: Open House at Spaceport America. For a detailed schedule of events, see Event Details below. And click the “Open House Registration” to RSVP be for the Spaceport America Open House. Spaces will fill up fast!


Hotel Deals

Use promo code “SPACE22” for special discounted rates throughout the week!

Use group rate code “SPC” or the link above for special discounted rates throughout the week!

Please see below for ways to book:
1. Call the hotel at (575) 526-1722, press 1 for reservations or press 3 to be connected to front desk. Ask to make a reservation under group block “SPACE FESTIVAL WEEK” in April 2022
2. Use Marriott mobile app on your phone and add the Group Code: SFWSFWG or SFWSFWQ
3. Click/share this direct reservation link:

Rate is available until March 20, 2022.

Rate is available between April 3 – 10, 2022. Rate does not include breakfast nor any food & beverage credits. Rate is available for King with sofa bed guest room or Queen-Queen. ONLY limited number of rooms available at this rate. Must book no later than March 20, 2022, or while supplies last. After this cut-off date, it will be based on current hotel’s availability and next best available rate. Need to stay a day earlier or later? Need to book more than 3 rooms? Have any questions or need further assistance? Please call us at (575) 526-1722 or email Regional Director of Sales at Thank you for choosing Courtyard and we look forward to welcoming you to Las Cruces.

A look at past festivals

Free Movies Playing at the Rio Grande Theatre

April 7 at Time TBA |  Gravity

he veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski is in charge of the Shuttle Explorer’s STS-157 mission to repair of the Hubble Telescope by the rookie specialist Ryan Stone. Out of the blue, Houston control aborts the mission warning that a Russian missile hit a satellite, causing a chain reaction and now there is a storm of debris coming upon them. Soon they lose communication with the Mission Control in Houston. The debris strike the Explorer and Ryan is released from the shuttle and Kowalski is forced to bring her back to the shuttle. However, the Explorer is completely damaged and now their only chance to return to Earth is to reach another space station. But they are short of oxygen and fuel.

April 8 at Time TBA  |  Interstellar

A team of explorers must find the human race a new home after Earth is struck with worldwide food shortages and corn is the most valuable food. Utilizing a mysterious wormhole, they explore strange new worlds and could find a home to save the human race.

April 9 at Time TBA |  Explorers

A boy obsessed with ’50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

April 9 at Time TBA  |  2001: A Space Odyssey

“2001” is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon’s surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.