The main focus of the SMNHC is our school programs, reaching students in the Albuquerque area and throughout the state.  Using the outdoors and 
a hands-on scientific approach, we teach students about New Mexico ecosystems.

From time to time, the SMNHC is open to the public on special days.  

In addition, organized groups (scouts, camps, home-schoolers, seniors, etc.) can arrange for guided or self-guided trips.