It is all in effort to decrease a budget deficit. The decision comes as the state Department of Cultural Affairs is trying to meet funding cuts. It seems that those Sundays that the museums could be making money, the museums are letting patrons in for free and some of their debt could be getting paid off.

The decision won’t affect museums such as the New Mexico History Museum, which admits children under age 17 for free daily. Officials at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque are considering raising all admission rates by $1. The museum will host a public meeting July 20th to discuss the idea and come to a conclusion.