The first Sunday of every month from March through October the SMNHC will be open to the public. Gates are open from 9:00-4:00 with an organized program beginning at 10:00 and 1:00. Come explore the center by hiking, finding one of our geocaches, or enjoy a picnic lunch (no grilling). Free admissions.
March 3: Spring Ecology Hike
April 7: Bears & Cougars
May 5: Forest Health
June 2: Wildflowers of the Sandias
July 7: Arthropods
August 4: Geology of the Sandias
September 1: Sharks in the Sandias
For more information on our First Sunday program contact Chris Modelski at 505-281-5259 or email@example.com
The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is not open to the public, however, during the summer months specialized programs are offered for scout groups, summer camps, and other outdoor enthusiasts. The SMNHC can design a program for your groups specific needs. 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. This option allows use of the visitors 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
Topics and activities that could take place on the hike include but are not limited to: