Would you like to learn about the animals of White Sands National Monument while exploring the dunes? Our adventure packs are just the thing to help you do that! Parents can check out a top by the visitor center and ask if we have one available to loan. Fill out the necessary form for borrowing the pack and be on your way to an adventure!
Do you like hands-on projects that teach you something exciting you never knew? These lesson plans contain a variety of crafts to help children of all ages discover secrets of the Chihuahuan desert including survival, adaptations, and geological formations.
A Junior Ranger activity book is waiting for you at the visitor center! Riley the roadrunner will guide you through fun-filled, age-appropriate activities for you and your family as you explore the world's largest gypsum dunefield. Once you have finished your activities, please return your book to a park ranger at the visitor center to be sworn in as an Official White Sands Junior Dunes Ranger!
Riley and Friends Leave No Trace - Coming Soon!
Riley is excited about all the ways we can help keep special places like White Sands clean, safe, and beautiful for everyone. Learn more about what you can do to protect the plants and animals that call this land home.
Passport to Outdoor Fun!
Take It Outside, NM! (TIONM!), is a group of agencies, organizations, and individuals dedicated to connecting all people, especially children, to the fabulous outdoor world of southern New Mexico. This group has created a special way to get involved with New Mexico’s great outdoors. Visit the TIONM webpage to download your passport to outdoor fun. Visit at least four of the eight southern New Mexico sites and get your passport stamped after answering a question about each visit. The first 300 young people who submit their passport with four or more stamps will receive a free TIONM! Patch.
Last updated: April 8, 2017