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Visits can be arranged by appointment. It usually takes 1-2 hours to see the center. Some exhibits are outdoors. Self-guided tours or guided tours are available.
Free Admission
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (appointment preferred)
Holiday Closures: We are closed for most federal holidays, so please check with us before visiting on any holiday.

The TecH2O Center, formally known as the Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center, is owned and managed by El Paso Water to foster an understanding and appreciation of total water management in the Chihuahuan Desert.

Directions from Loop 375 on Montana: Travel west; the Center is on the right side of Montana just before Global Reach.

Directions from the Airport on Montana: Travel east and take a U-Turn at the first light past Global Reach. The TecH2O Center entrance will then be on your right.

Parking: We have more than 200 parking spaces. Parking for buses is available.

Accessibility: All areas of the Center building are accessible to persons with physical disabilities with entrance and exit through front door only. There is a drop-off island on the parking lot in front of the Center for those with physical disabilities. The auditorium has four spaces designated for wheelchair accessibility. The Center has one wheelchair available for use.

Merchandise: We have a small collection of merchandise but can only take cash or checks, so please come prepared.

Personal Photography: Visitors and guests are welcome and encouraged to take photos in the exhibit and public areas of the Center for their own personal use or for use on individual social media accounts.

TecH2O offers group tours
Tours require an appointment and can last between 1-3 hours, depending on size of group, ages of group, and areas of emphasis.
Each tour explores the many facets of water resources in the Chihuahuan Desert through our sixteen interactive exhibit areas.
Depending on schedule and interest, tours of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination plant may also be included in the tour. However, a tour to the desalination plant requires advance notice and is subject to change without prior notification.
Self-guided tours are also available by appointment.

School Groups: Please use the Field Trip request form
or contact us at

Media Visits: Please contact the Communications Office to make arrangements in advance. Call (915) 594-5510.