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Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (SMNHC) is an environmental education center in New Mexico, owned by Albuquerque Public Schools and jointly operated with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

The primary focus of the SMNHC is an Ecology Field Program for 5th graders throughout the Albuquerque area and New Mexico.

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The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (SMNHC) is situated on 128 acres of mixed conifer forest in the mountains east of Albuquerque.  Area students have been engaged in outdoor science programming at the center since 1967.

Offerings

Line of students wearing backpacks hiking down steep hill with low evergreen trees around and mountain view in front of them.

Offerings include the Ecology Field Program for 5th-grade classes on-site, outreach programs statewide, classroom programs, public events, teacher workshops, curriculum, lessons and activities.

 

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Access to the SMNHC

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is APS property. Access is limited to schools and other scheduled groups except on special public days.

The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is jointly run by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Science and Albuquerque Public Schools.

Contact Information

Main Phone: (505) 281-5259

Mailing Address:
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science 1801 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

Physical Address:
Sandia Mountain Natural History Center 60 Columbine Lane Cedar Crest, NM 87008 Map