Young visitors in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Young visitors in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

Photography in the galleries.

Noncommercial photography without flash or tripods is permitted and encouraged in most galleries! We invite you to take photos for personal use and to share pictures of your visit online. Join us on Flickr, Picasa, or Facebook.


Museum Hill Café is steps away (165 steps, to be exact) and is open from 9am to 4pm with lunch from 11am-3pm. Wonderful views, great food and wine list, free WiFi! 505-984-8900.  Also available for private parties, call 505-984-8900 or send email to

Visiting with Children.

The Museum of International Folk Art is a great place for families with children,  our Tree of Life toy lounge is filled with toys and books that encourage imagination.  Our exhibitions are all created with the visitor experience in mind, including engaging hands-on activities in the galleries for ages 3 to 103. Youth under the age of 16 are always FREE.

Tree of Life Play Area:

Our newly renovated book and toy area encourages imaginative play with discovery boxes, miniature tree houses, puppets, a make-a-tree activity, and books. A favorite destination for kids of all ages!

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond:

Our perennially favorite permanent exhibition of Alexander Girard's collection of folk art from around the world has special appeal to children. Certain pieces of particular interest are noted in the printed gallery guide, available in the gallery. Families can also pick up an iPod Touch and take a multimedia tour of the Girard Wing.

Online activities:

Miss us when you're gone? Bring your love of folk art home with you. Check out our lesson plans  Available to you 24/7, free and downloadable.

The good folks at DK Eyewitness Travel named us one of the Top Ten Children's Attractions in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Taos!

Girard Multimedia Guide Info:

The Girard Wing exhibition Multiple Visions comes alive with our multimedia tour, which highlights certain displays within our famous permanent exhibition. Pick up a FREE iPod Touch at the front desk, to learn about collection objects in greater depth.

Green Initiatives:

We go the extra mile through our green efforts, recycling plastic and metal beverage containers, cans, other plastic containers, corrugated cardboard, and paper. We try to purchase eco-friendly products and advocate for reuse and repurposing of materials by our staff and our visitors.