Free Sandia Mountain Day: When ABQ Was An Ocean

June 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Attractions, Sport & Leisure

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is usually closed to the public, but on July 1 you can explore, hike, enjoy the scenery, try geocaching and the solar telescope, and hear about when Albuquerque was an ocean.

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center in Cedar Crest is open to all this Sunday July 1, 2012, from 9 am to 4 pm, and admission is free.

The theme this Sunday is When Albuquerque was an Ocean, with activities between 10 am and 3 pm to make your own fossil casts and explore the Cretaceous reef right there on the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center grounds.

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 July 1, 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.

–Tania


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