Insights in the News

50th Anniversary Apollo Moon Landing Celebration at UTEP [Read More]

BY Sasha Minjarez, Contributor to UTEP Prospector, 22 JUL 2019

The Insights Museum’s 50th Anniversary Apollo Moon Landing Celebration was a stellar event commemorating one of the single most astronomical achievements in human history…

Insights DinoTracks Tours featured in the national magazine of the Sierra Club [Read More]

BY GIGI RAGLAND | Travel Writer |JUL 13 2019

Gigi Ragland is a freelance travel writer covering off-the-beaten-path outdoor experiences. Her writing has appeared in National Geographic TravelerAdventure Cyclist, AARP magazine, and more. View her website to learn more at

NM Approves $50k Feasibility Study for Insights’ DinoTracks Site  [Read More]

BY Staff Report, EL PASO HERALD-POST, 24 APR 2019

NM State senator Jeff Steinborn and NM State Representative Raymundo Lara successfully championed a 2019 state budget addition to fund a feasibility study of Insights 211-acre DinoTracks site as a Trail Hub of the Rio Grande trail and outdoor recreation resource.

El Paso Giving Day: Insights  [Read More]

BY Kyle Hanson, KVIA, 15 NOV 2018

News Releases from Region 06 – EPA Selects Insights El Paso Science Center’s Student Conservation Program for Environmental Education Grant. Program is among 37 nationwide to receive funding. [Read More]

BY Jennah Durant (, 25 OCT 2018

“Insights El Paso’s project will help empower students to find solutions to problems they see in their own communities,” said Regional Administrator Anne Idsal. “By working with volunteers, the students will also encourage others to do what they can to protect and improve their environment.”….

NASA Astronaut Danny Olivas to open El Paso Space Fest [Read More]

BY Maria Cortes Gonzalez, EL PASO TIMES, 21 SEP 2018

Lift off at first Space Fest [Read More]

BY Cindy Ramirez, EL PASO INC., 22 SEP 2018

Ready to launch stomp rockets, make your own moon crater and meet El Paso astronaut Danny Olivas?Then head out to the first El Paso Space Festival, an event by Insights El Paso in partnership with the El Paso Elks Lodge #187 and Boy Scout Troop 187, on Saturday, Sept. 29. 2018.

Drone programming summer camp exposes youth to emerging fields [Read More]

BY Rudy Gutierrez, EL PASO TIMES, 02 AUG 2018

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Get a MOVE on: Volunteers give back [Read More]

BY EL PASO INC., 05 MAR 2018

More than 1,200 participated in Project MOVE, a community service day organized by the University of Texas at El Paso on Saturday, Feb. 24. Volunteers included students, faculty and alumni who visited 50 sites across the county to assist organizations that needed help with things like landscaping, painting and repairing…

Insights leads tour of borderland dinosaur fossils [Read More]

Julio-Cesar Chavez, KIVA,  Jan 07, 2018

Dozens of families and children turned up for Insight’s First Sunday Dino Tracks Tour where guides showed them what life was like in the borderland 66 million years ago, taking a hike through the Mt. Cristo Rey foothills where dinosaur footprints are fossilized.

Reanudan recorridos en busca de huellas de dinosaurios [Read More]

Fernanda León, El Diario de El Paso, Miércoles 03 Enero 2018

Sunland Park, N.M.– Los recorridos de huellas de dinosaurios ubicadas en el sur de Nuevo México se han reanudado. Los tours están dirigidos a grupos de estudiantes e incluso a organizaciones sin fines de lucro y miembros de la comunidad interesados en conocer la historia de la región.

Insights El Paso still connecting to the community without building [Read More]

Insights El Paso, a nonprofit organization that brings informal science education to the community, hasn’t had a physical building since December 2016, but that isn’t stopping it from connecting with the community.

Tuesday, November 21st 2017, Kaylee Heck, KFOX14

Insights center reinvented; exhibits go mobile [Read More]

“The center’s physical locations at Alamo Elementary School in South El Paso closed to the public in December to focus on the new format.”

March 3, 2017, Aileen B. Flores , El Paso Times

Insights museum marks anniversary in South El Paso [Read More]

“The Insights El Paso Science Center is marking its first year anniversary at its third location this month. Mandy Kirchgessner, Executive Director of Insights Science Center talks of what may be in store for the center.”

July 4, 2016, María Cortés González , El Paso Times

Insights Declared #1 Museum to Visit in El Paso [Read More]

“It’s Summer in El Paso and are looking for something fun, yet educational to do. Look no further, has a list of our top five favorite museums to spend your day in the Sun City.”

June 29, 2016, Ceasar Torres, El Paso 411

Insights offers DinoTracks to NM [Read More]

“SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico – More than 200 acres of land where hundreds of dinosaur tracks hide in plain sight could become the starting point for New Mexico’s Rio Grande Trail.

The land has been owned by Insights El Paso Science Center since 2003.”

March 14, 2016, David Crowder El Paso Inc. 

Could Mt. Cristo Rey start New Mexico trail? [Read More]

“LAS CRUCES – An El Paso museum group pitched an idea last week to a state commission that met in Las Cruces: An in-the-works Rio Grande hiking trail could start at the foot of Mount Cristo Rey in Sunland Park.”

January 9, 2016, Diana Alba Soular , Las Cruces Sun-News

Insights reopens for ‘make or break summer’ [Read More]

“Insights El Paso Science Center is set for a soft reopening Monday with summer camps to stir the interest of kids and teens in STEM:  science, technology, engineering and math.”

June 15, 2015, By David Crowder El Paso Inc.

Insights El Paso Science Center Inc. reopens [Read More]

“EL PASO, Texas – The highly anticipated reopening of El Paso’s science museum is here. ”

June 15th 2015, Jamel E. Valencia, KFOX News

Insights El Paso Science Center gears up for grand reopening June 15 [Read More]

“If you remember the energy-sparking Tesla coil, the swirling tornado-maker or the angular momentum machine, you might be excited to hear this: Insights El Paso Science Center Inc. is reopening.”

June 3, 2015, María Cortés González , El Paso Times

Insights Science Center to bring pop-up museum at Bassett Place Mall [Read More]

“EL PASO, Texas – The Insights Science Center has set up a Prehistoric Park pop-up museum to allow people in the community to get a sneak peak of what’s to come in the future center.”

November 7th 2014, Chrisdyann Uribe, KFOX News

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