Plan Your Visit

Due to the Delta variant and new recommendations from the CDC and State, and to keep our many visitors under 12 safe, PEEC will require masks for all people regardless of vaccination status inside the Los Alamos Nature Center starting on Monday, August 2.

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

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.

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2600 Canyon Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544

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

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

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