The Centennial Museum is a cultural and natural history museum focusing on the Southwest and Mexico. It fulfills its mission by exhibits, education programs, and research. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Closed on University Holidays and UTEP home football game days. Over 600 species of native plants from the Greater Chihuahuan Desert Region are grown in the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens are open daily, dawn to dusk. Free admission.