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Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Mon, July 28
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Every Monday, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natu…

Summer Family Evening: Star Party

Tue, July 29
8:30 PM

Kids and adults alike will enjoy learning about the night sky with instruction and stories…

How to Identify Wildflowers

Wed, July 30
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you enjoy the large variety of colorful wildflowers that pop up around Los Alamos in th…

First Friday Forts

Fri, August 1
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Come to PEEC and get building! On the first Friday of every month, join other kids who lik…

Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Mon, August 4
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Every Monday, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natu…

Butterflies You Might See in Los Alamos, and Some Fun Facts About Butterflies

Tue, August 5
7:00 PM

In preparation for the 22nd Annual Butterfly Count, on the evening of August 5, butterfly…

Quiet, Gentle Walk

Wed, August 6
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A gentle walk for those who want a quiet walk along a relatively flat trail. The walks ran…

Green Hour Hikes

Thu, August 7
9:00 AM

Thanks to Carrie Talus, Green Hour Hikes will start up again this summer! Join Carrie on s…

SKYWARN Spotter Training

Thu, August 7
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you a weather watcher? The National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque is currently…

Dorothy Hoard Memorial Butterfly Count

Fri, August 8
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will identify butterflies and discuss their…

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Come Take a PEEC at Nature

Announcements & News

Get a Brick at the New Nature Center!

As recognition for qualified donations to the Take Wing campaign, you can have a brick or paver engraved with your choice of text. The names and message you choose will become a part of the new Los Alamos nature center. Details.

Special Take Wing Events

Join PEEC for one of our special Take Wing events. These events are offered as thank you gifts for donations to PEEC's capital campaign to furnish the new nature center. Choose from rare opportunities, including outings on the Caldera, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, and hikes to little-known treasures. Details.

We're at 85% of our Goal!

Capital campaign progressThanks to the very generous gifts that have already come in from hundreds of citizens in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, as well as from businesses such as Los Alamos National Bank, Zia Credit Union and Del Norte Credit Union, PEEC is already up to 85% of its goal of raising $1 million! The funds raised in the Take Wing campaign will be used to furnish indoor and outdoor exhibits at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center, which will open in spring, 2015. “The exhibits we design and fabricate with these funds will belong to the community,” PEEC Executive Director Katie Watson said. “PEEC will donate all the exhibits to Los Alamos County, to ensure that they stay with the nature center for many, many years to come. It’s a wonderful public-private partnership, with the County providing $4.3 million for the nature center building, and PEEC providing $1 million for the exhibits.” Learn more


Enriching people's lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies.




The nature center is free and open to the public!

Tuesday - Friday: 12 pm - 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm

3540 Orange Street
Mailing Address: PO Box 547
Los Alamos, NM 87544

(505) 662-0460


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3540 Orange Street (or PO Box 547)
Los Alamos, NM, 87544
(505) 662-0460,

Banner photo by Hari Viswanathan; logo by Tori Hansen; photographs by many community members.
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