Due to COVID-19, our regular weekly events are canceled to avoid large gatherings at the nature center. Join us online for our weekly yoga classes! Stay tuned for updates.
These are our weekly/biweekly programs. Return to Public Events.
Nature Up Close
Meet one of our naturalists. Learn about our local wildlife and plants and explore our skies in the planetarium. All Nature Up Close events are free, but they are dependent on volunteer availability.
Reptiles: Fridays, 3 – 4 PM
Come pet a snake, or ask questions about our animal exhibits with a member of the critter team.
Plants: Tuesdays, 12 – 4:30 PM
Every Tuesday afternoon, our plant expert Chick Keller will be in the Herbarium to answer your questions about plants. If you have a “mystery plant”, bring in a photograph, or a sample of it, and get an ID!
Birds: Wednesdays, 10 AM – 12 PM
Every Wednesday our bird expert Robert Walker will be in the Observation Room to talk about birds. Bring your questions, and enjoy the view!
Join one of our astronomers for an open house in the planetarium every Wednesday at 3 PM. They will give a 15-minute sky show and then answer questions and take requests from attendees!
Gardens: Wednesdays, 10 AM – 12 PM, and Saturdays, 10 AM – 1 PM
Every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, one of our gardening experts, Natali Steinberg or Selvi Viswanathan, will be at the nature center to answer your questions about our three raised gardens and gardening with native and water-wise plants. If you have ever wanted to have a beautiful, pollinator-friendly, low-water yard or garden, stop by and talk to our garden experts.
Talk to Selvi Viswanathan about getting your home certified as Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Los Alamos become the first Wildlife Habitat Community in New Mexico in 2016 and your own property can be a part of this greater project! Selvi is also available to meet by appointment as well and can be reached by email.
Join local families and explore the natural world through age-appropriate imaginary play, songs, games, and crafts. Held every Monday except holidays. Free.
Practice yoga with Christa Tyson on Sundays at the nature center, where you have a great view of nature.
Gentle Friday morning walks for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained.