New Mexico State Parks Calendar of Events
View In Calendar Format
23 Events in for the next 12 months at Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Add to Itinerary

Saturday, July 1
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Sunday, July 2
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, July 8
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
NM Boating Safety Course
FREE 8 hour Boating Safety Course offered by the New Mexico State Parks Division. There is no fee to take this course. Registration is required. Class size limited to 20 students Register on website: BoatNM.com Contact Christopher Bolen, Boating Education Coordinator, for more information. 575-373-5562 Everyone is encouraged to take a boating education course. Anyone born on or after January 1st, 1989 who intends to operate a motorboat must successfully complete a state certified boating education course. Upon passing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Christopher Bolen 575-373-5562



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, July 8
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, July 8
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Walk
Enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque ecosystem with one of the RGNC volunteer naturalists. Search for signs of animal life and discover how the Bosque and the Rio Grande provide habitat. The walk is about 1 1/2 hours long; the mostly flat, sandy trail is just under 1 mile. We recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. This walk is appropriate for adults and children. Meet your guide just west of the RGNCSP parking lot at the bench and bulletin board. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park permit applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Sunday, July 9
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Monday, July 10-Thursday, July 13
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery for Kids-Insects
Insects Monday through Thursday classes for children ages 5-12 years old. Classes feature certified teachers, fun games and activities, and nature walks. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms and more information are available at www.naturediscovery.org. $65 per week. 10% discount for Friends members.
Fees: $65 per week
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, July 15
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information. Photo by Dwayne Longenbaugh
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Sunday, July 16
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Monday, July 17-Thursday, July 20
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery for Kids-Predators
Predators Monday through Thursday classes for children ages 5-12 years old. Classes feature certified teachers, fun games and activities, and nature walks. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms and more information are available at www.naturediscovery.org. $65 per week. 10% discount for Friends members.
Fees: $65 per week
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, July 22
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, July 22
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Best Hikes with Children in New Mex
Bob Julyan, author of Best Hikes with Children in New Mexico, will talk about hiking with children and helping them appreciate the outdoors. He will discuss local places to go with children, techniques for keeping them happy, and why getting children into the outdoors is so important. He’ll answer questions and listen to your own experiences. Park Day Use Fee $3 per car applies.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Sunday, July 23
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Monday, July 24-Thursday, July 27
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery for Kids-Reptiles
Reptiles Monday through Thursday classes for children ages 5-12 years old. Classes feature certified teachers, fun games and activities, and nature walks. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms and more information are available at www.naturediscovery.org. $65 per week. 10% discount for Friends members.
Fees: $65 per week
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, July 29
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Sunday, July 30
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, August 5
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, August 5
08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Summer Wings 2017
Join us in celebrating our winged friends at the 24th annual Summer Wings Festival at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park on Saturday, August 5th! RGNCSP BioBlitz! - Join birders, scientists, and naturalists in identifying and photographing as many species as possible! Learn about insects, birds, plants, and many other organisms at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park! This will be a citizen science adventure for all ages! visitor center activities: Wildlife Rescue, Inc. of NM will have rescued birds of prey Crafts and Activities for Kids Bird Identification with Central New Mexico Audubon Society demonstrations: 9-11am: Hummingbird Banding Demonstration with Bill Talbot 10am - noon: Dragonfly capture and release at the Discovery Pond with Karen Gaines walks: 8:30am- Bird Walks 9am- Bug and Bird Walk for Kids 9am- Porcupine and Plant Walk 11am- Walk to the Rio Grande & Water Conversation with John Fleck, director of UNM's Water Resource Program; Adrian Oglesby, dire
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Sunday, August 6
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information. Photo by Dwayne Longenbaugh
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, August 12
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, August 12
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
NM Boating Safety Course
FREE 8 hour Boating Safety Course offered by the New Mexico State Parks Division. There is no fee to take this course. Registration is required. Class size limited to 20 students Register on website: BoatNM.com Contact Christopher Bolen, Boating Education Coordinator, for more information. 575-373-5562 Everyone is encouraged to take a boating education course. Anyone born on or after January 1st, 1989 who intends to operate a motorboat must successfully complete a state certified boating education course. Upon passing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Christopher Bolen 575-373-5562



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, August 19
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Add to Itinerary

Saturday, September 23
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Animal Voices
Chirps, buzzes, growls and purrs – animals gab with each other just like we do. This interactive program will acquaint you with the ‘voices’ of the familiar insects, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Rio Grande Bosque. This program will be in our Education Building. Appropriate for all ages.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



Click to go back to top of page