Free Sandia Mountain NHC & Transit of Venus

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

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is usually closed to the public, but on June 3 you can explore, hike, enjoy the scenery, try geocaching and the solar telescope, and hear about the Transit of Venus.

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center in Cedar Crest is open to all this Sunday June 3, 2012, from 9 am to 4 pm, and admission is free. 

At 11 am, there’s a presentation on the Transit of Venus, due on Tuesday, June 5, and the only transit of Venus that will happen in the 21st century.

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 June 3, 2012
  • Time: 9 am – 4 pm. Presentation at 11 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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