Free Sandia Mountain NHC Open Day

February 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Attractions, Sport & Leisure

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is usually closed to the public, but the center is about to start up its 2013 series of monthly summer open days when visitors have free access to explore. On the first Sunday of each month from March to October you can hike, take in the scenery, try geocaching and the solar telescope, and enjoy the monthly themed activity or presentation.

That means the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center in Cedar Crest is open to all this Sunday March 3, 2013, from 9 am to 4 pm, and admission is free.

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 take a picnic if it’s warm enough. During the open day a solar telescope will be available to view the sun.

They usually have a presentation or activity at 10 am, and according to the SMNHC’s own website, this Sunday it should be a Spring Ecology Hike.  In any case it’s a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the land!

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center open day:

  • When: Sunday March 3, 2013
  • Time: 9 am – 4 pm. Presentation at 10 am. No registration required to visit.
  • 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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