Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center on Tuesday, Dec. 10 for PEEC’s monthly Family Star Party and Family Night. The evening will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Both programs are free thanks to PEEC’s sponsors New Mexico Bank & Trust and Kiwanis Club. Photo Courtesy PEEC
Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center on Tuesday, Dec. 10 for an evening of family fun! The night will kick off with a Family Star Party in the planetarium at 5:30 p.m. and continue with Family Night from 6 – 7 p.m. Both of these programs take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are free thanks to PEEC’s sponsors! New Mexico Bank & Trust sponsors Family Star Parties and Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos sponsors Family Nights.
Family Star Party participants will explore Venus, which is now visible in the night sky, and talk about the winter solstice. PEEC Educator Elizabeth Watts leads Family Star Parties. At Family Night, attendees will hang out in the play area at the nature center with some picture books about the winter night sky and a constellation craft! Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey hosts Family Nights. Parents are required to stay with their children at both programs.
The Los Alamos Nature Center is open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, so families can stay after these programs to play and explore the exhibits.
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 www.peecnature.org.