MothaPalooza

Youth and adults gather around a white sheet lit with black light to observe and take pictures
Every year young and old alike gather to observe a flurry of activity brought to lighted sheet under a night sky in the dunes.

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A Place of Discovery

Home to more than 60 unique, endemic species of moths, White Sands National Park 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 park staff for this family friendly event as we spend an evening celebrating the uniqueness of White Sands' ecology.

Date & Time

TBD

Location
TBD

Reservations

Reservations are not required.

Cost

Program is free. Park entrance fees apply.

Accessibility

Accessibility at the program area location varies. Service animals are allowed at all park facilities open to the general public.

Restrooms

Public restrooms are available at the Dune Life Nature Trail.

Seating

Will not be provided at the dunefield sheeting.

Pets

Pets are not recommended for the dunefield moth sheeting due to the sensitive nature of the experiment.

Last updated: June 24, 2021

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PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB , NM 88330

Phone:

575 479-6124

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