Community Events

Rangers selling books at Trinity Site.
Participating in events like Trinity Site allow the monument to connect to a wider audience.

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White Sands National Monument participates in many community events throughout the year. These events are held in various cities and places. Check out what White Sands is doing below.

Park Ranger interacting with youth at an Earth Day event.

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City of Alamogordo Earth Day

Where would we be without Earth? Join us the last Saturday of April at the Alameda Park Zoo in Alamogordo, where a wide range of agencies show their support of the Earth. n
Amber colored selenite crystal close up.

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The Museum Rocks! Gem and Mineral Show

Located in the city of Las Cruces, The Museum ROCKS! brings together wholesale and resale dealers of both cut and uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, and educational displays on the art and science of rocks and gems. The Museum ROCKS! is sponsored by Friends of the NM Farm &Ranch Heritage Museum to support the special needs of the museum as a service to the community.

Take it outside New Mexico logo.

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Take it Outside New Mexico

This group is focused on engaging southern New Mexico communities, especially youth, with fun and educational outdoor experiences to promote healthy lifestyles and stewardship of our natural world. White Sands National Monument is a member of this wonderful group that encourages New Mexicans to get outside and explore their state!
Trinity site obelisk.

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On July 16, 1945 the world stopped and witnessed the first above-ground atomic test. This is area is now the National Historical Landmark called Trinity. Twice a year, ground zero opens to the public for visitation to the site.

Last updated: October 30, 2016

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PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330


(575) 479-6124

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