Plan Your Visit

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

The Los Alamos Nature Center is re-opening to the public on Monday, April 12, 2021! Things will look a bit different while visiting the nature center right now, but we are so excited to welcome you back. In order to make your visit as safe as possible and to follow State recommendations and requirements, we have made some changes to the visitor experience. Learn more about COVID-19 visitor policies 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.

trip advisor

Location & Temporary Hours (Starting April 12)

2600 Canyon Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544
505.662.0460

Monday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Admission: FREE

Holidays: Open on holidays except January 1, July 4, December 24, December 25, and all Thursday holidays. We will close at 4 PM on December 31, 2019.

map to PEEC

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