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Los Alamos Nature Center

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Closed Now: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open today: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Wonderful place for kids

The Nature Center is one of my grandsons favorite places to visit. There are many interactive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda M
The Planetarium is Marvelous

We visited several times and always enjoy being there. Most recently we went for a historical... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
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Perched on a canyon with exceptional views of the Jemez Mountains, the Los Alamos Nature center is the perfect place to start your exploration of the spectacular Pajarito Plateau. The award-winning building is filled with interactive, hands-on...more
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2600 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544-2773
+1 505-662-0460
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nature Center is one of my grandsons favorite places to visit. There are many interactive activities for children. There are snakes, spiders, etc. for them to view. There is an onsite planetarium with wonderful programs for people of all ages. There is a viewing...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We visited several times and always enjoy being there. Most recently we went for a historical lecture with only a little use of the full projector but was very informative. Past evenings made full use of the equipment and were just great,

Thank JamesS10290
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The planetarium at the nature center has interesting and informative programs on astronomy, astrophysics, and the formation of the universe. suitable for children and adults.

Thank H N
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Fun nature center and lots of info on local hikes and outdoor activities. Thre are several trails that start at the Center.

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Didn't expect it to be anything different than a local nature center, but we were wowed by it. What a place for kids. Spectacular building on a equally spectacular site. Would love to have the room that looks over the patio to the next mesa...More

Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This is a must see location if you’re in Los Alamos. With a gorgeous building overlooking a breathtaking view, that’s worth it alone. However, the nature center offers fantastic programs for kids and adults. Their annual camps are top notch. I especially love the small...More

Thank Nnella
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

It was nice to see the the animals and reptiles that live in the area the we are visiting. It was also cool that the have an exhibit of drought tolerant plants that can be grown in the area.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is a great place to bring your kids. I particularly love the hiking passports though. The hikes cover a variety of difficulty levels, making them good for all ages. I just finished the second passport and got all the cool swag!

Thank maryrussell7
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This building is built near a canyon and has a backing on to forested lands and trails. They have various sized displays with live local creatures such as snakes, various sized scorpions, chipmunks, etc. They also have a glassed outer wall that encourages wildlife with...More

Thank Glidr
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Very informative for all ages. Great views, very hands on for everyone. The place is small however very cool.

Thank sshouston1
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