Operating since 1967, the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (SMNHC) serves approximately 14,000 people a year.
Please Note: SMNHC trails, facilities, and parking lot are closed to public access except during special events or scheduled programs. Visit our "Programs" tab to find out about public events or how to arrange a program with us.
The SMNHC staff consists of an eclectic blend of naturalists, biologists, historians, and public school teachers who all share a passion for the outdoors. In addition to our full-time employees, we also maintain a dedicated volunteer base full of people with rich experiences and skills that further aid our mission.