New Mexico Wildlife Center

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We are open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Does tours beginning in the fall for small groups.

New Mexico Wildlife Center offers many different ways to learn about and experience nature and wildlife.

Wildlife Education programs are our most popular programs for classrooms and other groups. Audiences meet some of our Ambassador Animals up close and learn about many different topics either at the Center, or offsite in the classroom or other venue. These programs are aligned with state science standards in New Mexico.

Caring Kids is a new program for students in fourth grade. Through a partnership with the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society, educators from NMWC and SFASHS visit with students four separate times to discuss Responsibility, Empathy, Safety, and Awareness of the Environment through students’ interest in animals.

Consider having your birthday party at New Mexico Wildlife Center!

Learn about wildlife and nature at NMWC’s Summer Camps !

River Classroom is a unique program for 5th-10th grade students in Rio Arriba County, and is offered free of charge as it is completely supported by grants and donations.

Learn about upcoming fun and educational events for the whole family by visiting our Events page.

For general questions about our Education and Outreach programs, contact Alex Patia at