Free Event Sandia Mountain NHC: What Is A Dinosaur

August 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Attractions, Sport & Leisure

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is usually closed to the public, but on September 2 you can explore, hike, enjoy the scenery, try geocaching and the solar telescope, and hear about dinosaurs.

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center in Cedar Crest is open to all this Sunday September 2, 2012, from 9 am to 4 pm, and admission is free.  According to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Facebook page (they operate the center) the theme this Sunday will be What is a Dinosaur?

I don’t have information on the time of this presentation as they’ve been a bit scanty with providing details this month (is everyone on vacation?) but they usually hold the presentations at 10 am. I do know what a dinosaur is: Large and scary enough that I don’t want to invite one to tea.  But no doubt they’ll provide more scientific and interesting information.

Usually the 128 acre piñon-juniper forest with over 5 miles of walking trails is only open to school groups, but this Sunday anybody can turn up to hike, spot wildlife from the observation deck and bird blind, do geocaching, or even have a picnic. During the open day a solar telescope will be available to view the sun.

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center open day:

  • When: Sunday September 2, 2012
  • Time: 9 am – 4 pm.
  • Where: Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, Cedar Crest
  • Price: Admission is free!

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is located at 60 Columbine Lane, Cedar Crest. Take exit 175 from
I-40 East, along NM 14 / The Turquoise Trail. Get directions to the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center.



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