A Place of DiscoveryHome to more than 40 unique, endemic species of moths, White Sands National Monument continues to be a place of exciting scientific discovery. MothaPalooza is our annual community exploration of the diversity and entomologic research conducted in White Sands’ dunefield. Join local moth expert Eric Metzler and monument staff for this family friendly event as we spend an evening celebrating the uniqueness of White Sand’s ecology.
Date & TimeJuly 28th, 2017
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
LocationThe program begins at the visitor center. After a brief presentation and an opportunity to explore interactive science exhibits, a caravan will leave for a moth sheeting demonstration located in the dunefield. This is an indoor and outdoor event; please dress appropriately for the weather.
ReservationsReservations are not required or permitted.
CostProgram is free. Monument entrance fees apply if you wish to attend the moth sheeting activity at the Dune Life Nature Trail. The program at the visitor center is free.
AccessibilityThe visitor center and the courtyard are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Accessibility to moth sheeting location varies.
Service animals are allowed at all monument facilities open to the general public.