Los Alamos: Learn about Nature on the Pajarito Plateau

People mill around a modern building with wood beams radiating out from the roof.
At the Los Alamos Nature Center, you'll find exhibits and programs about local nature.

PATRICK COULIE, Courtesy Mullen Heller Architecture P.C.

A visit to the Los Alamos Nature Center gives you the chance to learn more about the incredible wildlife and natural history in this area. At the nature center you’ll find interactive exhibits, local species of animals, native plants, and helpful staff ready to answer your questions about the Pajarito Plateau.  

While You’re There

  • Pick up local trail guides and a passport to track your hikes in the area and win prizes 
  • Meet some critters, including Tad, Poole, and Gilly, the Canyon Tree Frogs 
  • Learn about the volcanic activity that shaped this landscape 
  • Relax and watch birds and chipmunks while admiring views of the canyon behind the center 
  • Find fun and educational gifts in the gift shop 


Use PEEC’s website to plan your visit. You can find more information about guided programs, classroom visits and field trips, and the center’s planetarium.  

The Los Alamos Nature Center offers something for all ages! 
Pets are not allowed inside the nature center, though they can visit outside. 
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

Pajarito Environmental Education Center 

2600 Canyon Road 

Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544

Current Hours of Operation are:
Monday, 10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday, closed
Wednesday, 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm
Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, closed

Accessibility Information
The Los Alamos Nature Center is wheelchair accessible and videos include captions. For additional information or specific accommodation questions, please contact the nature center.  

Last updated: July 12, 2021