Meet Goats And See Rattlesnakes At The Nature Center During Wednesday’s Summer Family Evening

Stop by the Los Alamos Nature Center on Wednesday, July 21 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for a Summer Family Evening! This will feature both reptiles and snakes from the American International Rattlesnake Museum and adult and baby goats from Gypsy Mountain Ranch and Second Bloom Farm. Thanks to the Del Norte LOV Foundation for sponsoring Summer Family Evenings! Photo by Joyce Gurule


Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) for a Summer Family Evening on Wednesday, July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This event will be a double Summer Family Evening and feature both reptiles from the American International Rattlesnake Museum and adult and baby goats from Second Bloom Farm and Gypsy Mountain Ranch. Thanks to the Del Norte LOV Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Del Norte Credit Union, for sponsoring Summer Family Evenings in 2021!

Bob Myers, Director of the Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, will have rattlesnakes and other animals from the museum for the audience to see up close. Attendees can ask health and safety questions about snake bites, learn about snake identification and hear some reptile stories while viewing the different animals.

Plus, PEEC has also rescheduled its Summer Family Evening featuring goats for the same night! The portion of the event will take place in the picnic table area behind the nature center parking lot. Learn about the lives of goats and what they need to live happily on the Pajarito Plateau, sample goat milk and check out goat products for sale in the PEEC gift shop for this one night only.

PEEC encourages participants to come between 6 ­– 7:30 p.m. to avoid crowding and long wait times to see the animals. Masks are required for unvaccinated attendees, including children under 12 years old.

Summer Family Evenings take place on Wednesdays in June and July. All events are made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Del Norte LOV Foundation! Learn more at

Check out PEEC’s upcoming Summer Family Evenings:

July 28: Los Luceros Historic Site (virtual)

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