Summer Family Evenings At The Los Alamos Nature Center – Rattlesnake Museum

Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center on June 14 to learn more about snakes and other reptiles. Photo by Bob Myers
PEEC News:
Living in New Mexico means sharing the outdoors with many different kinds of reptiles.
To help explain how humans can cohabitate with our scaly neighbors, join Bob Myers, Director of the International Rattlesnake Museum, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 14 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. He will bring reptiles from the museum and be available to share his knowledge. This event is part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.
This Summer Family Evening event is a great way to discover which snakes and other reptiles live in New Mexico, how to identify them, what to do if you find a dangerous species in your backyard, and snakebite prevention and treatment. Myers will also share some stories and legends about snakes. Summer Family Evenings would not be possible without the generous support of Del Norte Credit Union.
Over the course of the summer, a variety of animals and organizations will visit the nature center on Wednesday evenings. There is something for everyone. Here is a list of this year’s Summer Family Evenings schedule:
  • June 21 – Orienteering with the New Mexico Orienteers,
  • June 28 – Science experiments from the Explora Museum of Albuquerque,
  • July 5 – Gardening activities with the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens,
  • July 12 – Burro packers from Paraje Atajo Guest House,
  • July 19 – Animals from the New Mexico Wildlife Center, and
  • July 26 – Solar Eclipse Night.
Summer Family Evenings take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center every Wednesday evening throughout June and July at 6:30 p.m. They are free for Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) members, or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.
For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC at the nature center, visit, email  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. 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