Toys And Interactive Exhibits Are Back At The Nature Center

The Los Alamos Nature Center has reopened the museum’s interactive exhibits after receiving updated guidance from the State. Toys, puppets, drawers and other interactive items at the center are once again available for the public to use. Photo by Katie Bruell)


The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is excited to announce that the interactive exhibits at the Los Alamos Nature Center are once again available for visitors to enjoy. That’s right, that means the dinosaurs and puppets are back! The State revised its Covid safe practices on Wednesday, June 9, and museums are no longer required to discontinue their interactive exhibits.

The toys, microscope, drawers and buttons at the nature center are all now available for visitors to enjoy. Additionally, the building’s capacity has been increased to 50 people. Masks are optional for vaccinated visitors, staff and volunteers. Unvaccinated individuals, including children ages 2 – 12 years old, are required to continue wearing a mask while visiting the nature center.

Visit to plan your visit to the Los Alamos Nature Center, learn about upcoming in-person and virtual events, catch up on the latest nature news and more.


For more information about this and other PEEC programs, 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. 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