Los Alamos Nature Center Reopens Monday April 12

Los Alamos Nature Center reopens with limited hours beginning April 12. Photo by Patrick Coulie

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) announces that the Los Alamos Nature Center will reopen Monday, April 12.

There is a lot that goes into figuring out how to follow the state-mandated COVID-19 safe practices while still allowing for a fun and educational experience for visitors.

If all conditions stay the same as they are now, the nature center will open a limited number of hours and days: 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. 

Due to state prohibitions on interactive exhibits, visitors will see some changes in what PEEC is able to offer to visitors, but the animals will be happy to see visitors again.

PEEC will allow up to 10 visitors at a time inside the nature center, due to the limited movement space in the building. If the center experiences lots of demand, PEEC may have to institute timed ticketing, but for the time being plans to be open on a walk-in basis.

The majority of PEEC’s talks and other events will continue to take place on Zoom for now. Plans are subject to change so visit peecnature.org for up-to-date information on visiting the nature center.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email publicity@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460. 

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. The Los Alamos Nature Center is currently closed due to COVID-19, but there are many ways to learn about nature and interact with PEEC online. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.

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