New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science


About the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

Operating since 1967, the SMNHC has over five miles of hiking trails and serves approximately 18,000 people a year. The SMNHC provides exciting experiences with a variety of programs for people of all ages.
The SMNHC staff consists of an eclectic blend of naturalists, biologists, historians and artists that all share a passion for the outdoors.
Get involved
There are many ways to improve the students experience at the SMNHC including volunteering time as an educator or trail crew member, or making a donation toward programing and facilities.
The SMNHC is located about three miles north of I-40 in Cedar Cest NM, and only about a 10 minute drive from the I-40 Tramway intersection.