Our activities are geared for family fun and learners of all ages.

Schedule a visit to the Art Museum or Torreõn for your group., or purchase tickets for a public tour.

Infuse your curriculum with Hispanic culture through interdisciplinary K-12 lesson plans that support core learning standards.
Stay tuned for access online content, including videos of National Hispanic Cultural Center programs.
Lifelong learning is fun for everyone! Explore our creative aging dance, art, and writing programs for seniors.
Stay tuned for access to resources that deepen your understanding of Hispanic arts, culture, and humanities.

Docent & Volunteer Opportunities

 A dedicated and enthusiastic core of docents and volunteers make the NHCC operate, and have a blast in the process, whether they are ushering for performances, facilitating workshops, or getting and giving exhibition tours! Orientation is required prior to volunteering, and orientations are offered in February, May and October. For information on both the docent and volunteer program or to apply, contact NHCC Volunteer Coordinator Annette Lujan at annette.lujan@dca.nm.gov .

Herrera Internship Endowment

The Herrera Internship Endowment was created by Dr. Denise Herrera to honor her parents (Yolanda and Fred Herrera) and grandparents (Reyna and Mariano Herrera), who did not have the opportunity to pursue higher education. As a native New Mexican, Dr. Herrera has dedicated much of her academic and professional career to the advancement of underrepresented groups in higher education. As a participant in several diversity programs herself, Dr. Herrera has mentored students from elementary through postdoctoral levels. This internship is intended to honor that tradition of “lifting others while we climb” and paying it forward. The Herrera Internship provides scholarships to Hispanic female students who complete an internship with the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

NHCC is not accepting applications for the Herrera Internship for the current or upcoming school year at this time.

Instituto Cervantes

The Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish Government in 1991. It is the largest organization in the world concerned with the teaching of Spanish. The location at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is one of over 65 centers in over twenty different countries. The mission of the Instituto Cervantes is to promote the teaching, study and use of Spanish as a second language and to contribute to the advancement of the Spanish, Hispanic and Latin American cultures throughout the world.

Spanish Resource Center

An arm of both the Spanish Embassy and the University of New Mexico, the Spanish Resource Center supports Spanish teaching resources to the public. Located in the Pete V. Domenici Education Building at the NHCC, the Spanish Resource Center’s library offers a wealth of literature and materials about many aspects of Spanish life and culture. For more information, please call 505-724-4743
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