Plan Your Visit

Don’t miss the Los Alamos Nature Center as you travel through northern New Mexico.

Browse the demonstration gardens, get dirty in the mud kitchen and nature play area, learn about all the plants and animals that make up the Vertical Mile of Diversity, find your next adventure on the large-scale, 3-D topo map with accompanying Los Alamos Trails App and share it on the “Share Your Adventure” wall.

Explore local nature at the Naturalists’ Desk, meet all the critters, including Tad, Poole, and Gilly, the Canyon Tree Frogs and Titus the Tiger Salamander, watch the ants tunnel in their visible ant mound, play on the model Pajarito Plateau for kids, put on a puppet show or cuddle up with a book in the Children’s Discovery Area, or just relax on our comfy chairs admire the breathtaking views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Finish off your day with some time under the stars in the state-of-the-art planetarium!

Find out what is happening at the nature center. View our event calendar.

Would you like a private tour of the exhibits or a planetarium show? Find out about our group programs.


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Location & Hours

2600 Canyon Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Admission: free!

Holidays: open on holidays except: January 1, July 4, December 24-25, and all Thursday holidays.



Other Attractions

While you’re in the area, here are a few other places we’d suggest you visit:
Los Alamos Historical Museum
Bradbury Science Museum
Bandelier National Monument
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Fuller Lodge Art Center