2023 UFO Festival Events at the Roswell Museum

The Roswell Museum was founded in 1937 as a WPA Federal Art Center and has been a department of the City of Roswell since 1941. Since its initial emergence, the Museum has grown into a 50,000 square foot facility that includes twelve galleries dedicated to the exhibition of art and history, the Patricia Lubben Bassett Art Education Center, and the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium. The staff, board and museum foundation are proud to be a part of the 2023 UFO Festival with the following offerings. Please give us a call if you have any questions at 575-624-6744. Enjoy the festival!

2023 UFO Festival Laser Shows 

Robert H. Goddard Planetarium

June 30-July 2

Join us during the UFO Festival in the Goddard Planetarium as we combine legendary music with laser light visuals. Enjoy music hits from Queen, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and more, all under the Planetarium’s 40-foot dome. Click here for more information and tickets.


From Bartók to Webern:
Classical and Experimental Music of the 1930s and 1940s with the Giovanni String Quartet

Friday, June 30, 7 pm

Doors open at 6 pm

Tickets: $20/person 

The Roswell Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the Roswell Museum and the RMAC Foundation present the Giovanni String Quartet of Albuquerque for an after-hours performance in the Roswell Museum’s original 1937 Founders Gallery during the 2023 UFO Festival. The evening will honor the Museum's 85th anniversary year and the Roswell UFO Incident with compositions drawn from the 1930s and 1940s, a time of innovation and change in chamber music. Music will feature compositions by Hungarian Béla Bartók and Viennese Modernists Alban Berg, Arnold Shoenberg and Anton von Webern, among others. Enjoy a selection of locally-made desserts during intermission, included with your ticket. A wine and beer cash bar will be available pre-show through intermission. Click here for more information and tickets. 


Alien Crazy Hair Salon

Saturday, July 1, 9 am - 12 pm


Get a crazy hairdo to dress up your UFO Festival experience! Choose from a portfolio of festival-inspired designs and have your hair shaped, colored and/or bedazzled. Have fun being creative and going wild with an eye-catching and out-of-this-world hairstyle. Open to (and encouraged) for all ages! 

Register in advance to reserve a spot! Walk-ups taken on a space available basis. No hair cutting will be done! Stylists will only be styling and each hairdo will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Salon will be located under a tent between the Roswell Museum and Roswell Convention Center. 

The Crazy Hair Salon is inspired by the children's book, Crazy Hair Day, by Barney Saltzberg, which teaches friendship and to be proud of who you are!