Crafty Kids

Visitors engaging with a volunteer for a crafty kids program.
Hands on activities allow rangers to connect people to special stories about White Sands in a fun way.

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Have fun getting your hands involved while learning about White Sands! Kids will use their imagination to fashion a craft while listening to a ranger-led interpretive program. Rangers will share surprising facts about the creepy crawlers, amazing adapters, and out-of-this-world geology of White Sands while guiding kids through a take-home craft project.

Targeted age range is 6-10 years old. Parents are welcome to stay and participate in the program.


Offered on specific days at 2 p.m. during spring, winter and Thanksgiving school breaks.

2016 Crafty Kids Schedule

  • March 13 through March 26, 2016 - Everyday at 2 p.m.
  • November 20 through November 26, 2016 - Everyday at 2 p.m.
  • December 18 through December 24, 2016 and December 26 through December 31, 2016 - Everyday at 2 p.m.(Closed December 25, 2016)


Download Crafty Kid activity sheets that you can do at home.


Reservations are not required or permitted.


The visitor center courtyard. In the case of inclement weather, the program may be moved into the visitor center.


Program is free.

Program length

30 minutes


This program requires children to stand for approximately 30 minutes while they complete their craft activity. Seating may be provided upon request.


The visitor center and the courtyard are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Service animals are allowed in all monument facilities open to the general public.


Public restrooms are available outside the visitor center area.


Seating is available in the courtyard.


Pets are not allowed in the visitor center or the courtyard.

Large groups

Seating is limited. Please be considerate of other park visitors. Contact us to inquire about a large group reservation.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330


(575) 479-6124
(recorded information and an option to speak with someone)

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