Cibola is a National Forest with separate sections extending over the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Diverse wildlife inhabits the forest. Hiking is a popular activity as are camping, mountain biking and horseback riding.Home to four National Grasslands namely the Black Kettle, McClellan Creek, Kiowa, and Rita Blanca, Cibola is a massive national forest playing a vital role in preserving the ecology of the state.
Learn and play at a center that challenges people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, learn and critically think. Explore art, science, technology, culture and fun. The museum contains a collection of over 250 interactive science, technology and art exhibits such as an experiment bar and a high-wire bike and robotics lab. Demonstrations, theater performances and a variety of programs and activities are also offered. The museum store provides a wide array of bilingual and educational items.
San Felipe de Neri is the visual, geographical and spiritual heart of Old Town. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the original Pueblo-style building was constructed in 1793; the distinctive Gothic wooden steeples were added in 1861. Rose gardens welcome the visitor to the church's front courtyard. Stepping into the cool interior you will discover beautiful tin work, vigas (wooden beams) and five feet thick adobe walls.
This tramway lifts you from the Sandia foothills through five natural life zones to the top of the Sandia Mountains, more than 10,000 feet (3048 meters) above sea level. Time and terrain seem to move in harmony as passengers scout the rugged canyons and lush forests for bighorn sheep and deer. The tram docks alongside the High Finance Restaurant. With 2.7 miles (4.34 kilometers) of sky-view travel, be sure to visit this spot while in Albuquerque.
This place is known as America's official museum of nuclear science and history. A short movie shown every hour features Albert Einstein and the people involved with the development of nuclear science. The world's largest public collection of nuclear weapons is displayed here. Also on display are military air crafts, robotics and nuclear medicine exhibits.
For anyone who appreciates the natural beauty of flowers and plant life, this is the perfect destination. The Desert Pavilion features an ultra modern glass conservatory which produces heat filtered, ultra violet rays to allow Xeric species to bloom year round. The Mediterranean Pavilion is home to fragrant plant life and lush walled gardens. The PNM Butterfly Pavilion and butterfly-hummingbird garden are majestic. Exhibits explore the phenomenal process of photosynthesis, providing a fascinating kaleidoscope of color.
Watch as NMSL&RHS volunteers restore the impressive Baldwin 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive, AT&SF 2926. Originally built in 1944, this colossal locomotive is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit during open hours and learn about the rebuilding process as well as take a short tour. Who knows, you might just sign up to volunteer yourself.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Vortex Theater, a small, community-run venue provided for volunteers who still have their day jobs, but live for the theater after hours. The group stages year-round productions of dramatic plays in a small, comfortable theater located across the street from the University of New Mexico. If you want to act, direct, build sets, scenery and props, or just enjoy a well-done live performance, the theater is a non-profit organization that offers something for everyone who wants to get involved in theater. The theater's tag line: "The Vortex, get sucked in."
VSA (“Very Special Arts”) of New Mexico is a non-profit organization affiliated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It is committed to making the arts accessible to under-served segments of the community, with a particular focus on outreach to the developmentally disabled. The VSA North Fourth Art Center is home to a 99 seat theatre and a gallery that features innovative work, both local and touring. The plays, dance, music, speakers, poetry readings and multi-media productions featured in the theatre come from all around the globe and frequently focus upon political and/ or international themes.
With many rare and exotic animals, this zoo offers award-winning natural habitat displays of white tigers, polar bears, big cats, and great apes. Do not miss a chance to feed the seals and sea lions. Shop for hats, toys, film and gifts in the gift shop, which is open daily. An extensive menu is offered at the Cottonwood Café.