The mission of the museum is the education of the general public to all aspects of the UFO phenomena. People from around the world travel to Roswell to see what the Museum has to offer and to simply “be in Roswell where it happened.” The exhibits are designed to not try to convince anyone to believe one way or another. Visitors are simply encouraged to ask questions. Many visitors come numerous times and some even spend days if not weeks doing research in the library.
Roswell is 200 plus miles from any large city including Amarillo, Lubbock and El Paso, Texas, Albuquerque, NM and Las Cruces, NM. A majority of visitors make a point to come to Roswell to see the museum and be in the city where the best known UFO crash and cover-up occurred.