The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is not open to the public except on special public days,
and by arrangement for organized groups.
Read on for more information on how to visit us!
For additional information on our public and summer programs please contact:
Update @ 3:45pm 12/7/16- The night sky forecast is looking clear for tonight, so we're on for stargazing! Dress warm- temps. will be in the low 30's/hi 20's
December 7th @ 6-7:30pm
Come peer through telescopes at the dark winter sky. Learn about stars, constellations, and other night sky objects with astronomers from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and the Albuquerque Astronomical Society.
Drop-in between 6 and 7:30.
If skies are overcast on the day of the event, check this page or the SMNHC Facebook page for a possible cancellation.
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Event themes of the past have included: Bioblitzes, Bears, Insects, Birding, Forestry, Nocturnal Animals, and Astronomy.
You never know what we may do next!
Specialized programs are offered for home-school groups, scout groups,
summer camps, community centers, and other organized groups of outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, primarily during the summer months. We can design a
program for your group's specific interests or lead a general hike with our own mix of topics and activities. Programs typically include a moderate hike (1.5-2 mi.), exploration and activities in the ecosystem, and use of our facilities for a picnic lunch.
Alternatively, your group can arrange for self-guided use of our trails and facilities. This option allows use of the visitor center, picnic areas, 7 miles of trails, and bathrooms.
Both the guided and self-guided options require advance scheduling.
Guided: $5 per child/participant, minimum 10 people
Self-Guided: $1 per person, minimum $20
[Note: there is no charge to home-school groups.]
Potential Topics and Activities (tailored to your group):
Animals and tracking
"Leave No Trace" Hiking