• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Closures and Missile Tests

    Upcoming Missile Tests: From time to time the missile range that surrounds us performs missile testing that may require the closure of the park or Highway 70. Please follow the link below for up to date information on closures More »

  • 2014 WHITE SANDS BALLOON INVITATIONAL

    The White Sands Balloon Committee and the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce will be hosting both days of the Balloon Festival on Sept 20-21 at the Alamogordo Balloon Fiesta Park in Alamogordo, NM. For more information call 800-826-0294 or (575) 437-6120.

  • Summer Monument Hours

    The monument currently opens at 7 a.m. and closes roughly 1 hour after sunset. More »

  • Road Safety Corridor

    The first four miles of Dunes Drive is a road safety corridor. Slowing or stopping in the corridor is prohibited. Dune Life Nature and Playa trails are also temporarily closed. The staff of White Sands National Monument apologizes for the inconvenience.

Event Details

  • Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 01/04/2014 to 05/18/2014

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    Location: Visitor Center Patio. | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM Fee Information: Program is free. Contact Name: Rebecca Wiles Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 575-679-2599 ext. 236

Come enjoy a ranger led patio talk, ranging from topics of America's Best Idea in the Land of Enchantment to Current Research at White Sands National Monument! Offered on weekends from Labor Day to Memorial Day.