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Friday, November 17
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Living Desert
Star Party
Large telescopes will be set up to looks at the planets Saturn and Mars and other wonders of the night sky. There will be a laser light tour of the winter constellations at 6:30 p.m.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Living Desert
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: David Heckard 575-887-5516



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Saturday, December 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Living Desert
Holiday Bells
Listen to beautiful holiday music performed on handbells by The Touch of Joy Ringers. This program is a great way to start the holiday season.
Fees: No Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516



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Saturday, December 9
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Living Desert
Holidays With the Animals
Children enjoy activities and make holiday cards and treats for their favorite Living Desert animals. Watch the raven, blue jay, bear, porcupine, and bison with their treats. There is no fee to attend the activiies in the Visitor Center but regular admission fees apply to enter the zoo.
Fees: See above
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516



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Saturday, January 20
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Living Desert
Maggie the Bear's birthday party.
Maggie is our black bear and is a local celebrity because she paints with her feet and we sell her paintings in the Visitor Center. Her birthday is celebrated on the third Saturday of each January. This year it will be on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 1 - 3:30 p.m. Events in the visitor center include face-painting, story telling, crafts, and a piece of birthday cake. Watch Maggie open her edible birthday gift at 3:30 pm. Events in the Visitor Center are free, but regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo to see Maggie - 6 and under free, 7- 12 years $3, 13 years and up $5. For more information, call (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516



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Saturday, January 20
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Living Desert
Maggie the Bear's Birthday
Come to the zoo to help Maggie celebrate her 14th birthday! There will be face painting, crafts and stories for children in the Visitor Center. There will also be free books about animals to take home. At 3:30 p.m., watch Maggie open her birthday present in her exhibit. All activities in the Visitor Center are free, but regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo to see Maggie.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law 575-887-5516



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Saturday, January 20
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Living Desert
Maggie the Bear's Birthday
Come to the zoo to help Maggie celebrate her 14th birthday! There will be face painting, crafts and stories for children in the Visitor Center. There will also be free books about animals to take home. At 3:30 p.m., watch Maggie open her birthday present in her exhibit. All activities in the Visitor Center are free, but regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo to see Maggie.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law 575-887-5516



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Saturday, February 3
02:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Living Desert
Sweetheart Serenade
As a special treat before Valentine's Day, bring your mother, wife, or sweetheart to this performance of sentimental favorites sung by the Cavernaires Barbershop Chorus.
Fees: No Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law 9575) 887-5516



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