Pajarito Environmental Education Center

Pajarito Environmental Education Center PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center, a fun place to learn about the natural world on the Paja
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Explore the canyons, mesas, mountains and skies of beautiful northern New Mexico at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Nature Center features exciting, interactive exhibits that get kids and adults thinking and having fun while learning about nature in northern New Mexico. Browse the demonstration gardens, get dirty in the mud kitchen and nature play area, learn about all the plants and animals tha

t make up the Vertical Mile of Diversity, find your next adventure on the large-scale, 3-D topo map with accompanying Los Alamos Trails App (for iOS and Android) and share it on the “Share Your Adventure” wall, explore local nature at the Naturalists’ Desk, meet all the critters, including Tad, Poole and Lily, the Canyon Tree Frogs and Titus the Tiger Salamander, watch the ants tunnel in their special visible ant mound, play on the model Pajarito Plateau for kids, put on a puppet show or cuddle up with a book in the Children’s Discovery Area, or just relax on our comfy chairs admire the breathtaking views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

🗣Here's your chance to tell PEEC & LARSO what YOU think about outdoor equity for seniors! 🗣Join us this Thursday at 12:3...
12/05/2023

🗣Here's your chance to tell PEEC & LARSO what YOU think about outdoor equity for seniors! 🗣

Join us this Thursday at 12:30 PM for coffee, dessert, and a listening forum at Betty Ehart Senior Activity Center.

Can you believe how beautiful and amazing this spread is???!!! A HUGE thank you to Felicia Orth and Marilyn Yaemens for ...
12/04/2023

Can you believe how beautiful and amazing this spread is???!!!
A HUGE thank you to Felicia Orth and Marilyn Yaemens for providing this amazing food for an event we had over the weekend. Wow! ❤😍🥕

In case you missed it, here are some highlights from the Los Alamos A-Z Book Reading with Author Whitney Spivey, and loc...
12/04/2023

In case you missed it, here are some highlights from the Los Alamos A-Z Book Reading with Author Whitney Spivey, and local book designer, Leslie Bucklin! What a wonderful time❤😄

PEEC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Through the kindness of individuals like you, PEEC is able to touch over 30,0...
12/04/2023

PEEC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Through the kindness of individuals like you, PEEC is able to touch over 30,000 lives each year. If you are interested in helping people explore the wonders of nature, please consider a gift to PEEC by clicking the following link: https://peecnature.org/support/donate

Children are instinctively attuned to the wonders of nature. They don’t need anyone to tell them about the joy of making...
11/30/2023

Children are instinctively attuned to the wonders of nature. They don’t need anyone to tell them about the joy of making a snowman or the thrill of playing outside with friends.

What they need from adults is time and opportunity. PEEC champions the experiences that enhance the wonder and joy of childhood. PEEC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Through the kindness of individuals like you, PEEC is able to touch over 30,000 lives each year.

If you are interested in helping people of all ages connect with the joy of nature, please consider a gift to PEEC by clicking the following link: https://peecnature.org/support/donate

Because of you, we reached our goal for Giving Tuesday! Thank you to a generous match by the PEEC Board of Directors, ev...
11/29/2023

Because of you, we reached our goal for Giving Tuesday! Thank you to a generous match by the PEEC Board of Directors, everyone who donated yesterday doubled their contribution to PEEC! With your help, we raised $2000 to connect more people to the joy and wonder of nature.

11/26/2023
Don't forget to join us for Small Business Saturday! PEEC members will get 20% off their gift shop purchases and non-mem...
11/25/2023

Don't forget to join us for Small Business Saturday! PEEC members will get 20% off their gift shop purchases and non-members will receive 10% off TODAY only! PLUS we'll have refreshments and nibbles to fuel your shopping escapades.

We hope to see you TODAY from 10 AM - 4 PM.

Don't miss this Saturday's FULLDOME FILM Fantastic Fractals! This award-winning full-dome show will take viewers on a jo...
11/25/2023

Don't miss this Saturday's FULLDOME FILM Fantastic Fractals! This award-winning full-dome show will take viewers on a journey through elaborate geometric shapes.

The show starts at 2 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children.

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for Small Business Saturday! PEEC members will get 20% off their gift shop purchases an...
11/24/2023

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for Small Business Saturday! PEEC members will get 20% off their gift shop purchases and non-members will receive 10% off tomorrow only! PLUS we'll have refreshments and nibbles to fuel your shopping escapades.

We hope to see you on November 25 from 10 AM - 4 PM.

Today and every day, the PEEC staff is so thankful for our wonderful community! Thank you for being a part of PEEC, we c...
11/23/2023

Today and every day, the PEEC staff is so thankful for our wonderful community! Thank you for being a part of PEEC, we couldn't do it without all of you.

Think of the last time you were able to surround yourself with the beauty of nature. Perhaps you were standing at the ed...
11/22/2023

Think of the last time you were able to surround yourself with the beauty of nature. Perhaps you were standing at the edge of a canyon, watching a hawk circle effortlessly above, or sitting quietly in the grass, reflecting on the quiet miracle of a flower budding. That sense of being part of something bigger than ourselves is magical. And it’s exactly that connection to the greater world that helps us feel joy.

You understand the wonder that nature brings, and how important it is to to give everyone the time and opportunity to experience it.

PEEC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Through the kindness of individuals like you, PEEC is able to touch over 30,000 lives each year. Please consider a gift to PEEC, to help people of all ages connect to the joy of nature.
https://peecnature.org/support/donate

Are you a PEEC supporter and LANL employee? Did you know that LANL employees who give to PEEC through a payroll deductio...
11/20/2023

Are you a PEEC supporter and LANL employee? Did you know that LANL employees who give to PEEC through a payroll deduction get their gift matched by Triad?

For more information, visit the following link:
https://peecnature.org/lanl/

Children are instinctively attuned to the wonders of nature. They don’t need anyone to tell them about the joy of being ...
11/16/2023

Children are instinctively attuned to the wonders of nature. They don’t need anyone to tell them about the joy of being outside or the thrill of discovering a bird’s nest. What they need from adults is time and opportunity. PEEC champions the experiences that enhance the wonder and joy of childhood.

PEEC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Through the kindness of individuals like you, PEEC is able to touch over 30,000 lives each year. Please consider a gift to PEEC, to help people of all ages connect to the joy of nature.
https://peecnature.org/support/donate

Cozy up in the planetarium tomorrow at 7 pm for the Fulldome Film: One Sky Project! One Sky is a collection of beautiful...
11/09/2023

Cozy up in the planetarium tomorrow at 7 pm for the Fulldome Film: One Sky Project!

One Sky is a collection of beautiful short films about constellations, astronomical instruments, and scientific knowledge from various cultures around the world. Each chapter is presented in an original and engaging way with its own artistic style featuring the work of international artists.🔭✨

11/09/2023

Nature Playtime is back at PEEC! Join us Mondays from 10-11 a.m. at Los Alamos Nature Center. This program is tailor-made for toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers, offering a fantastic opportunity to discover the wonders of the natural world alongside PEEC's dedicated educators.

📷: PEEC

Cozy up in the planetarium with us this Friday at 7 pm for the Fulldome Film: One Sky Project! One Sky is a collection o...
11/06/2023

Cozy up in the planetarium with us this Friday at 7 pm for the Fulldome Film: One Sky Project!

One Sky is a collection of beautiful short films about constellations, astronomical instruments, and scientific knowledge from various cultures around the world. Each chapter is presented in an original and engaging way with its own artistic style featuring the work of international artists.🔭✨

Don't forget to join us this morning for Nature Playtime from 10 to 11 am! interact with local families for outdoor play...
11/06/2023

Don't forget to join us this morning for Nature Playtime from 10 to 11 am!

interact with local families for outdoor play, sensory exploration, and activities focused on a theme in nature🌱❤

11/06/2023
Mexican Wolf!
11/03/2023

Mexican Wolf!

NMDGF NEWS RELEASE A female wolf (F2754) has been documented crossing out of the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area (MWEPA) north of Interstate 40 in New Mexico. The wolf is affixed with a r…

Marvel at the November sky with us this Friday in the planetarium at 7 p.m. during Night Sky in November! Take an intera...
11/02/2023

Marvel at the November sky with us this Friday in the planetarium at 7 p.m. during Night Sky in November! Take an interactive tour of the current night sky and learn which planets, constellations, star clusters, and more are visible. Also, see what to look forward to as fall turns to winter.

Registration is available through the following link:
https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=50068

and for information and registration for all other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org/events

Cozy up to a movie in the planetarium this Saturday afternoon! Tune in to the Fulldome Film: Forward to the Moon! this S...
11/02/2023

Cozy up to a movie in the planetarium this Saturday afternoon! Tune in to the Fulldome Film: Forward to the Moon! this Saturday at 2 p.m. For more information and registration, click the following link: https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=50138

For information and registration on all other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org/events

Coming this Friday! New PEEC hats AND the second edition of Plants of the Jemez Mountains Vol 1! We'll see you in the gi...
11/01/2023

Coming this Friday! New PEEC hats AND the second edition of Plants of the Jemez Mountains Vol 1! We'll see you in the gift shop!

Rosa would like to wish you all a happy, spooky, and safe Halloween🎃👻🦇!
10/31/2023

Rosa would like to wish you all a happy, spooky, and safe Halloween🎃👻🦇!

Thank you for joining us for Nature Playtime today! Here is a reminder that Nature Playtime meets every Monday from 10 –...
10/30/2023

Thank you for joining us for Nature Playtime today!

Here is a reminder that Nature Playtime meets every Monday from 10 – 11 AM at the nature center (except holidays) and provides an opportunity for toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers to come to the nature center and explore the natural world with PEEC's educators.

Nature Playtime is made possible with a grant from the Hancock Family Foundation❤

Halloweekend at the nature center! We are open for special hours from 4-6pm today (Friday). Come on by!
10/27/2023

Halloweekend at the nature center! We are open for special hours from 4-6pm today (Friday). Come on by!

Halloween Fun with PEEC! We are open tonight (Friday) until 6! Saturday 10-4.
10/27/2023

Halloween Fun with PEEC! We are open tonight (Friday) until 6! Saturday 10-4.

Don't forget to tune in tonight at 6 p.m. for Halloween Astronomy! After gathering candy downtown, visit the Los Alamos ...
10/27/2023

Don't forget to tune in tonight at 6 p.m. for Halloween Astronomy!

After gathering candy downtown, visit the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium and explore the historical traditions of Halloween and their connections to astronomy and Ireland. This guided planetarium program from the Pacific Science Center uses music, images, and narration to look at Halloween from a new point of view.

For registration and more information, visit the following link:
https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=50058

and for information and registration for all other PEEC programs vit peecnature.org/events

Join us for some spooky fun tonight! Make sure to stop by the nature center for treats, and family-friendly activities f...
10/27/2023

Join us for some spooky fun tonight! Make sure to stop by the nature center for treats, and family-friendly activities from 4 PM to 6 PM. We will have spooky creature encounters with animals that live in and around the nature center at 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM, fun activities, and — of course — candy🎃👻💀

Explore the fascinating corvid bird family with Audubon Southwest’s Community Science Manager TONIGHT at 6pm during Clev...
10/26/2023

Explore the fascinating corvid bird family with Audubon Southwest’s Community Science Manager TONIGHT at 6pm during Clever Crows, Roguish Ravens: Fun Facts for Fall About Corvids.

Enjoy this FREE talk at the nature center or from the comfort of your couch via Zoom. Registration is available through the following link: https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=50053

For more information and registration for all of our other programs, visit peecnature.org/events

Explore the connections between astronomy and the historical traditions of Halloween this Friday at 6 p.m. during our Ha...
10/25/2023

Explore the connections between astronomy and the historical traditions of Halloween this Friday at 6 p.m. during our Halloween Astronomy talk.

Registration for this talk is available through the following link:
https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=50058

and for registration and information about all other PEEC programs visit peecnature.org/events

Join us for some spooky fun this Friday with PEEC! Make sure to stop by the nature center for treats, and family-friendl...
10/25/2023

Join us for some spooky fun this Friday with PEEC! Make sure to stop by the nature center for treats, and family-friendly activities from 4 PM to 6 PM. We will have spooky creature encounters with animals that live in and around the nature center at 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM, fun activities, and — of course — candy🎃👻💀

Explore the fascinating corvid bird family with Audubon Southwest’s Community Science Manager this Thursday at 6pm durin...
10/25/2023

Explore the fascinating corvid bird family with Audubon Southwest’s Community Science Manager this Thursday at 6pm during Clever Crows, Roguish Ravens: Fun Facts for Fall About Corvids.

Enjoy this FREE talk at the nature center or from the comfort of your couch via Zoom. Registration is available through the following link: https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=50053

For more information and registration for all of our other programs, visit peecnature.org/events

Here is a reminder that due to maintenance, the nature center will be closed on Thursday. Sorry for any inconvenience th...
10/25/2023

Here is a reminder that due to maintenance, the nature center will be closed on Thursday. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes you.

🌿🎉 Exciting news! NATURE PLAYTIME returns this Monday, Oct 30! 🍂🌳 Join us every Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the Los Alamos...
10/24/2023

🌿🎉 Exciting news! NATURE PLAYTIME returns this Monday, Oct 30! 🍂🌳 Join us every Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center for crafts, stories, and outdoor adventures with PEEC’s educators. Perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and caregivers. Don't miss out! 🌟

Don't forget to join us this Friday!
10/24/2023

Don't forget to join us this Friday!

After your spooky Halloween adventures in town, make sure to swing by the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium! Discover the fascinating links between astronomy, Ireland, and the historical traditions of Halloween. Register here: https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=50058

📷: PEEC

A HUGE thank you to Century Bank for sponsoring Back Country Film Festival! Last night's BCFF was full of wonderful film...
01/27/2023

A HUGE thank you to Century Bank for sponsoring Back Country Film Festival! Last night's BCFF was full of wonderful films, celebration, and community! We could not have done it without your support!

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2600 Canyon Road
Los Alamos, NM
87544

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Monday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center

Explore the canyons, mesas, mountains and skies of the Pajarito Plateau at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The nature center features exciting, interactive exhibits that help people of all ages discover nature in and around Los Alamos County.

Relax in our gardens, build a fort in the outdoor nature play areas, discover your next hiking adventure with the Los Alamos Trail app, meet the resident snakes and spiders, put on a puppet show, cuddle up with a book in the Children’s Discovery Area, or relax and enjoy the breathtaking views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is the nonprofit organization that operates the Los Alamos Nature Center under a contract for Los Alamos County. We are supported by your donations and memberships, by Los Alamos County, and by generous grant funders.

Find out more at peecnature.org.


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