Plan Your Visit

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

The Los Alamos Nature Center has re-opened to the public. Masks are optional for vaccinated visitors, but continue to be required for unvaccinated individuals, including children ages 2 – 12 years old.

While you’re here, browse the demonstration gardens, get dirty in the nature play area, learn about all the plants and animals that make up the Vertical Mile of Diversity, find your next adventure on our 3-D topo map of the area, or pick up a Passport to the Pajarito Plateau and get started hiking our incredible trail system.

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, or just relax on our comfy chairs to admire the breathtaking views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Then, join us for a small-group program or tune in for an online talk from the comfort of home. View our event calendar to see what’s coming up.

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

Location & Hours

2600 Canyon Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544
505.662.0460

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

Admission: FREE

Holidays: Open on holidays except January 1, July 4, December 24-25, and holidays that fall on Tuesdays or Sundays.

map to PEEC


Google Streetview Tour

Take a tour of the Los Alamos Nature Center’s exhibits through a series of 360° photographs in Google Streetview. Start the tour by clicking here or using the window below, and then navigate around the nature center by clicking around or using the arrow keys on your keyboard. It is best viewed on a computer.


Other Attractions

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