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Butterflies of Los Alamos

Fri, Jul 19, 2024   2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Nature Talks & Classes
Admission: Free (please select an in-person or virtual ticket).   registration icon    

Get to know the butterflies that call Los Alamos County home!

Hike to Lake Peak and the Skyline Trail

Sat, Jul 20, 2024   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Hikes & Outings
Admission: Free/PEEC or LAM member, $5/non-member   registration icon    dollar icon

Hike to Lake Peak and the Skyline Trail on this long day hike with Zack Baker.
Photo by Elena Georgi

Fulldome Film: We are Stars

Sat, Jul 20, 2024   2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: See description   registration icon    

This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry.

Campfire Stories of Adventure (LAM Meeting)

Tue, Jul 23, 2024   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Nature Talks & Classes
Admission: Free.   

Tune in for the July Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting: Campfire Stories of Adventure.

Summer Family Evening: Geology Rocks! Sponsored by Del Norte LOV Foundation

Wed, Jul 24, 2024   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Audience: Families    Event Type: Special Events
Admission: $0/member family, $5/non-member family. Admission is paid at the door.     dollar icon

Stop by the nature center for rocks, bones, and more! Summer Family Evenings are made possible by the Del Norte LOV Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Del Norte Credit Union!

Suds & Shows: Game Night

Thu, Jul 25, 2024   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Special Events
Admission: $7; cash bar.   registration icon    dollar icon

Game night at the nature center featuring video games, tabletop games, and a cash bar hosted by Pajarito Brewpub and Grill.

Head in the Clouds - Needle Felting Workshop

Fri, Jul 26, 2024   1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Nature Talks & Classes
Admission: $25/member, $30/non-member.    registration icon    dollar icon

An artist workshop for all skill levels.
Photo by Elena Georgi

Fulldome Film: Unveiling the Invisible Universe

Sat, Jul 27, 2024   2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: See description   registration icon    

Join us for a fulldome film in the planetarium!

CANCELED: Summer Family Evening: Keeping Wildlife Wild Sponsored by Del Norte LOV Foundation

Wed, Jul 31, 2024   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Audience: Families    Event Type: Special Events
Admission: $0/member family, $5/non-member family. Admission is paid at the door.     dollar icon

Learn to protect Los Alamos wildlife with the National Park Service! Summer Family Evenings are made possible by the Del Norte LOV Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Del Norte Credit Union.

Summer Family Evening: Los Alamos Art Council Sponsored by Del Norte LOV Foundation

Wed, Jul 31, 2024   6:00 PM
Audience: Families    Event Type: Special Events
Admission: $0/member family, $5/non-member family. Admission is paid at the door.     dollar icon

Stop by the nature center for nature crafts! Summer Family Evenings are made possible by the Del Norte LOV Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Del Norte Credit Union!

Beginners Backpacking Trip

Sat, Aug 3, 2024 - Sun, Aug 4, 2024   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Hikes & Outings
Admission: See description   registration icon    

Join Jean Dewart and Sylvie Adam for an easy, beginning backpacking trip from the Santa Fe ski basin to Puerto Nambe.

Fulldome Film: Superpower Dogs

Sat, Aug 3, 2024   2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child.    registration icon    dollar icon

Come to the nature center planetarium for a Saturday afternoon movie!

Los Luceros Birding Walk

Sun, Aug 4, 2024   7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Hikes & Outings
Admission: Free.    registration icon    

Join Bob Walker for a special early morning birding walk at the Los Luceros historic site!

Night Sky in August

Tue, Aug 6, 2024   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child.   registration icon    dollar icon

Galen Gisler will lead a tour of the current night sky and summer constellations.

Suds & Shows: Game Night

Thu, Aug 8, 2024   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Special Events
Admission: $7; cash bar.   registration icon    dollar icon

Game night at the nature center featuring video games, tabletop games, and a cash bar hosted by Pajarito Brewpub and Grill.

Fulldome Film: One Sky Project

Sat, Aug 10, 2024   2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child.    registration icon    dollar icon

This full dome planetarium movie explores different perspectives of the constellation Orion from around the world.
Wildflowers

Wildflower Walk

Mon, Aug 12, 2024   5:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Hikes & Outings
Admission: Free.    

Take a gentle stroll with Chick Keller and learn about our local wildflowers.

The Bear Necessities of New Mexico

Thu, Aug 15, 2024   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: FREE   registration icon    

Explore the world of black bears with SFBG Educator Robin Baer.

Fulldome Film: Forward to the Moon!

Sat, Aug 17, 2024   2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child.    registration icon    dollar icon

Come to the nature center planetarium for a Saturday afternoon movie!
bears in space

Bears in Space

Tue, Aug 20, 2024   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child.    registration icon    dollar icon

Join PEEC for a special planetarium presentation.

Bear Dinner

Fri, Aug 23, 2024   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Nature Talks & Classes
Admission: $30/non-member, $25/PEEC member.   registration icon    dollar icon

Join PEEC and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation (LEWF) for your chance to eat like a bear, and learn about them too!

Bear Festival, sponsored by Century Bank

Sat, Aug 24, 2024   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Special Events
Admission: Free.    

Join PEEC for our annual Bear Festival and discover more about the amazing black bears and other wildlife with which we share our home! Thanks to Century Bank for sponsoring Bear Festival!

Adventures in Indonesia (In-Person & Live-Streamed LAM Talk)

Tue, Aug 27, 2024   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Nature Talks & Classes
Admission: Free (please select an in-person or virtual ticket).   registration icon    

Join us for the August Mountaineers meeting and a presentation by James Hunter and Beth Cortright about their recent trip to Indonesia.

National Parks Adventure Movie

Sat, Aug 31, 2024   2:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child   registration icon    dollar icon

Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center and view the full-dome planetarium film National Parks Adventure.

Los Luceros Birding Walk

Sun, Sep 1, 2024   7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Hikes & Outings
Admission: Free.    registration icon    

Join Bob Walker for a special early morning birding walk at the Los Luceros historic site!

Night Sky in September

Fri, Sep 6, 2024   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child.   registration icon    dollar icon

Galen Gisler will lead a tour of the current night sky and summer constellations.

Fulldome Film: Explore!

Sat, Sep 7, 2024   2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child.    registration icon    dollar icon

Come to the nature center planetarium for a Saturday afternoon movie!
Las Vegas Wildlife Refuge

Geologic Tour To Ship Rock, El Malpais, and Mount Taylor, NM

Fri, Sep 13, 2024 - Sun, Sep 15, 2024   7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Hikes & Outings
Admission: Coming Soon!   

Explore the geology of northwestern New Mexico on this overnight tour with Fraser and Cathy Goff.
By Kelvinsong - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23371669

The "Anatomy" of a Star (Live-Streamed Astronomy Talk)

Fri, Sep 13, 2024   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Virtual Astronomy Talks
Admission: Free.    registration icon    

We think of stars as twinkling sources of light. But what's really going on? Join LANL scientist Joyce Guzik for a discussion about the properties and processes inside a typical star like the Sun.
Photo by Elena Georgi

Fulldome Film: SunStruck

Sat, Sep 14, 2024   2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child.    registration icon    dollar icon

Explore heliophysics and how life on Earth both depends on and is threatened by the Sun.
Wildflowers

Wildflower Walk

Mon, Sep 16, 2024   5:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Hikes & Outings
Admission: See description   

Take a gentle stroll and learn our local wildflowers.

Islamic Astronomy

Fri, Sep 20, 2024   7:00 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child.    registration icon    dollar icon

Join Galen Gisler as he attempts to bridge the gap between Ptolemy and Copernicus by highlighting the accomplishments in astronomy that we owe to scholars of Medieval Islam.

Fulldome Film: Maya Archeoastronomy

Sat, Sep 21, 2024   2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: See description   registration icon    

Come to the nature center planetarium for a Saturday afternoon movie!

Climbing the Centennials of Colorado (In-Person & Live-Streamed LAM Talk)

Tue, Sep 24, 2024   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Nature Talks & Classes
Admission: Free (please select an in-person or virtual ticket).    registration icon    

Join us for the September Mountaineers meeting and a presentation by Toni Taylor about Climbing the Centennials of Colorado.

Fractals

Sat, Sep 28, 2024   2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Audience: General Audience    Event Type: Planetarium & Astronomy
Admission: $8/adult, $6/child.    registration icon    dollar icon

Discover Fractals in the Planetarium!

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