Events

Cerrillos Hills State Park offers a full range of recreational, educational and nature-based programs held throughout the year. Activities include native grass & wildflower hikes, bird watching, landscape photography, geology, snakes, high desert animals, star gazing, lunar facts and lore with the ranger & talented guest speakers.

From cultural and historical facets, to natural history and traditional programs, you’re invited to learn, to play and to enjoy! We encourage families, friends and youth to enjoy the great outdoors.

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For more information about any of the events listed below, please contact the Cerrillos Hills State Park
(505) 474-0196.

Program
Saturday - August 02, 2014

Cochineal: Empire-making Insect

Cochineal: Empire-making Insect    Saturday, Aug 2nd, 2PM 

A tiny insect that lives on cactus has been used to make red dye for centuries. Second only to silver as a premium export to Spain, its traditional uses persist to this day. Come find out what they are.

Visitor Center 37 Main Street

Program
Saturday - August 09, 2014

The History of Coal in NM

The History of Coal in NM         Saturday, Aug 9th, 2PM

Local historian Bill Baxter gives this look at the curiosities of uncommon Native American and European uses of coal – from Hopi to Madrid, with a few stops along the way.

Visitor Center  37 Main Street


Hike
Saturday - August 16, 2014

The Secret Life of Butterflies

The Secret Life of Butterflies       Saturday, Aug 16th, 9AM

Butterfly guy Steve Cary leads this outing through the park to find and identify the butterflies that call Cerrillos home. Learn their life cycle and the food plants you can use to create your own butterfly garden.

Program starts promptly at 9:00 am.

Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of Cerrillos village on Country Rd 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.


Amigos Fundraiser
Saturday - August 23, 2014

Annual Amigos Yardsale

Annual Amigos Yardsale   Saturday, Aug 23rd, All Day 9-4 pm

Support the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park by snapping up some great deals!

From 9-4 at the Visitor Center 37 Main Street


Amigos Fundraiser
Saturday - September 06, 2014

Amigos Barbeque

Amigos Barbeque     Saturday, Sept. 6th, 3PM

The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park sponsor a cook-out. Free and open to all. Donations kindly accepted.

Visitor Center  37 Main Street


Program
Saturday - September 13, 2014

Lost Treasures

Lost Treasures    Saturday, Sept. 13th, 2PM

The story of New Mexico began with a treasure hunt - Coronado’s search for the golden cities of Cibola.

Bob Julyan digs in to the stories of treasure hunting that continues to this day. Made possible by the generous support of the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park.

Visitor Center  37 Main Street

Night Program
Friday - September 19, 2014

Star Party

Star Party      Friday, Sept. 19th, 7:30PM

Explore the night sky above the park. See the green laser tour of bright stars and constellations followed by close-up views of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies through telescopes.

Program starts promptly at 7:30 pm.

Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of Cerrillos village on Country Rd 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.


Program
Saturday - September 20, 2014

Cerrillos Fiesta

Cerrillos Fiesta     Saturday, Sept. 20th, 9-4pm

Join us at the Visitor Center during this celebration of life in and around Cerrillos.

At 10am The Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Bug Museum presents a special program on local insects and tarantulas. 

Visitor Center  37 Main Street


Hike
Saturday - September 27, 2014

Tarantulas

Tarantulas  Saturday, Sept. 27th, 3PM

Spiders the size of doughnuts. Where are they going? What are they doing? Come find out on this creepy jaunt through the hills.

Program starts promptly at 3:00 pm.

Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of Cerrillos village on Country Rd 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.

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