Farmington Museum exhibition tests survival skills
FARMINGTON, N.M. – Survival is what we all strive for every day. Now, there’s an exhibition in the Four Corners that will test just how well we can.
“You have like rainforests, you’ve got the tundra, you’ve got the desert, you’ve got high mountains,” said Christa Chapman, assistant director of cultural affairs.
The question is: can you survive it? The survival exhibition at the Farmington Museum has eight different ecosystems. The hour and a half long, hands-on exhibit is for all ages.
The key survival skills include finding water in the desert, knowing what you can and can’t eat in the rainforest, and how to use snowshoes in a blizzard.
But that’s not all. In addition to learning CPR, how to build a fire and a fort, they can strap up and challenge their skills on the adventure zone.
“Which is a mini ropes course that is an add-on,” said Chapman.
This is the third year the city has brought in a large traveling exhibit. This one is the perfect pick for Farmington.
“Farmington and the state of New Mexico is really focused on outdoor recreation industries right now and growing that, so this fit very well with those initiatives that the community is working on,” said Chapman.
But bringing this exhibition to the Land of Enchantment wasn’t cheap.
“It’s about $150,000 to rent these, and actually we were able to do this because the Farmington Museum Foundation fronted the bill for us this time. Totally thanks to them that we’re able to have this here in Farmington,” said Chapman.
The exhibition will be at the Farmington museum through May 4. For more information on the survival exhibition, click here.