Public Events and Programs

For more information on our public and summer programs please contact:
 Chris Modelski at 505-281-5259 or 

Public Events

    At this time, we have no events scheduled.  Check back here or like us on Facebook for updates on future events.

Event themes of the past have included: Bioblitzes, Bears, Insects, Birding, Forestry, Nocturnal Animals, and Astronomy.  

You never know what we may do next!



Summer Programs

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is not generally open to the public. However, specialized programs are offered for scout groups, summer camps, and other outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, primarily during the summer months. We can design a program for your group's specific needs or do a general hike with our own mix of ecology-based activities. Most of these programs include a hike, hands-on activities, and time for a picnic lunch.  Your group can also use the facilities at the SMNHC and do a self-guided hike on the property by yourselves.  This option allows use of the visitor center, picnic areas, trails, and bathrooms.  

Both the guided and self-guided options require advance scheduling.


Guided: $5 per student, minimum 10 students

Self-Guided: $1 per student, minimum $20

Possible Topics and Activities (tailored to your group):

Animals and tracking


Bug Hunts

Field research

Fire ecology


Tree identification

"Leave No Trace" Hiking