PEEC Offers Full Month Of Programs At The Nature Center Planetarium


Pajarito Environmental Education Center has a full month of programs planned for the nature center planetarium. Join us for exciting astronomy events in April. 

On April 14, learn about International Dark Skies Week and ways to preserve the night with Galen Gisler. International Dark Sky Week (IDSW) is celebrated from April 15th to April 22nd. This year, including Los Alamos, hundreds of communities worldwide will issue proclamations for IDSW. This is a time to celebrate the night sky’s glories and learn how to use artificial light in ways that do not spoil the dark. Admission: $10/family, $6/adult, $4/student.

On April 15, Join us for Family Astronomy Time: Mission to Mars. Bring your family to explore Mars rovers and geology in the planetarium with loads of hands-on activities. Admission: $10/family

On April 21, Learn about Mysteries of the Deep Earth with Matt Brenen as he leads a layer-by-layer discussion of the Earth’s interior, focusing on what we still don’t know about the planet beneath our feet. Admission: $6/adult, $4/student. 

On April 22, Catch this full-dome film in the planetarium after our earth day festival. Life: A Cosmic Story tells the 14-billion-year saga of how we came to be. It’s a journey from the microscopic view inside a plant cell to the vastness of our universe populated by billions of galaxies swirling in space. Admission: $6/adult, $4/student.

And finally on April 28, Watch the full-dome film From Earth to Universe, this stunning, 30-minute full-dome voyage through space and time conveys the Universe as revealed to us by science. Admission: $6/adult, $4/student.

Because seating is limited in the planetarium, advance registration is encouraged! Sign up now to reserve your seats. If space is still available, we will admit walk-up attendees at the nature center at the time of the presentation.  

Planetarium events are not recommended for kids under age 4. 

For more information about these events 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 several 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 gift shop merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit