Free Sandia Open Day & Winter Plants

November 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Sport & Leisure

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is usually closed to the public, but on November 6 you can explore, hike, enjoy the scenery, and try the solar telescope.

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center in Cedar Crest is open to all this Sunday November 6, 2011, 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, or have a picnic. 

At 10 am, there’s a presentation on Winter Plants in the Sandias. And between 11 am – 2 pm, a solar telescope will be available to safely view the sun. I looked through some solar telescopes at an Arts in the Park event this summer (thanks to the guys at The Albuquerque Astronomical Society!) and it was pretty amazing to look the sun straight in the eye.

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center open day:

  • When: Sunday November 6, 2011
  • Time: 9 am – 4 pm. 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, about 10 minutes from the I-40 / Tramway intersection. Get directions to the SMNHC.



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