Bandelier Offers National Park Week Activities in Los Alamos


Perhaps the most distinctive furry resident at Bandelier is the Aberts Squirrel. Courtesy/Bandelier

National Park Week runs through April 29 and Bandelier National Monument is offering opportunities both in Los Alamos and at the park to celebrate National Park Week.

“Bandelier partners with many organizations in Los Alamos. We’re very happy to be able to offer National Park Week activities in town where they are available to people who may not be able to get down to the park,” Park Superintendent Jason Lott said. “We hope to see lots of our neighbors this week.”

Village Arts on DP Road will host an art exhibit showcasing the special character of the park.

Images in photography and other media will be on display in their front room gallery space beginning Monday, April 23, and continuing into mid-May.

Village Arts is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Kids are invited to join a park ranger for a free art class in Los Alamos at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

Participants will be making construction paper mosaics on nature themes.

The class is free and materials are provided; students must be second grade and above.

For details and to sign up (numbers are limited) call the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505-672-3861 x 517.

On Saturday evening, April 28, Bandelier will partner with the Bradbury Science Museum to present a prize-winning documentary, “The City Dark.”

The film uncovers the importance of dark night skies and features stunning star photography.

Family-oriented activities and demonstrations on night sky topics begin at 6 p.m., with the film beginning at 7 p.m. at the Bradbury.

For further details on National Park Week or other questions about Bandelier, call the Visitor Center at 505-672-3861.

Current information on the park is also available on the park website,, and Facebook page, BandelierNPS.

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