Skins and Skulls

Skins and skulls of various animals.
Animals at the monument each have their own interesting way to fight for survival in the dunefield.

NPS Photo

Have you ever been curious about how a coyote, kit fox, and badger pelt would feel? Have you ever wondered what the skull of a roadrunner or the eye sockets of an owl look like? Join a ranger for an informative discussion about the amazing animals that live at White Sands National Monument. The ranger will have pelts, skulls, props, and other interesting facts to provide you with a hands-on look and feel of the elusive wildlife of White Sands.


Offered daily at 3 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day and on weekends the rest of the year.


Reservations are not required or permitted.


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


Program is free. No reservations are required or permitted.

Program length

20 minutes


Visitors may stand or sit for the duration of this program. There are no fitness considerations for this program.


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

Service animals are allowed at 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 in 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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