New Mexico

Science, Sledding & UFOs: New Mexico With Your Grandchild

Share the best of Southern New Mexico with your grandchild as you go sledding in the desert, learn about UFOs and discover a new love for science and nature in beautiful state parks.
Program No. 23770RJ
8 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
1,099 / CHILD

At a Glance

Whether looking to the sky or exploring underground, Southern New Mexico has plenty of fun ways for you to discover science, nature and history with your grandchild! Become amateur geologists as you explore the depths of Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the hills of White Sands National Park. Learn about the animals that make their homes in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and the Living Deserts Zoo & Gardens State Park. Your imaginations will go sky high as you learn about space at an observatory, space museum and the UFO Museum. Along the way, hear stories about — and see the homes of — famous locals, Billy the Kid and Smokey Bear!
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Keep the Pace

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Get some out-of-this-world knowledge about space during field trips to the VLA National Radio Astronomy Observatory, N.M. Museum of Space History and the UFO Museum.
  • Hop on your own “flying saucer” as you go sledding on the beautiful sands at White Sands National Park.
  • Go underground at Carlsbad Caverns to learn about stalactites and stalagmites, and learn about local history as you see the homes of Billy the Kid and Smokey Bear.
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Matthew Mitchell
Matthew Mitchell is a native New Mexican who has nurtured an interest in wildlife and wild places his entire life. He has a degree in biology and has pursued the art of falconry for 48 years. He is involved in many environmental efforts in the middle Rio Grande valley and currently serves on the board of the Friends of the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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