Family Activities

Children’s Museum
SFCM provides a dynamic, informal educational setting comprised of high-quality exhibits, programs, and community events that encourage interactive exploration and discovery, stimulate sensory and cognitive curiosity, and encourage choice, critical thinking, and problem-solving. In particular, SFCM offers a unique feature that most children’s museums in the United States only hope to implement: an outdoor education area. This space, called Earthworks, is a one-acre natural learning landscape staffed by environmental educators and structured to build environmental awareness and responsibility while offering a valuable understanding of our regional ecosystem and critical issues such as water conservation. www.santafechildrensmuseum.org

 

Genoveva Chavez
Genoveva Chavez Community center is a state of the art athletic facility located on Rodeo Road just East of the Rodeo Grounds. Beside providing a running track, basketball and racquetball courts, weight rooms, spin machines etc, the facility features an Olympic sized swim pool, diving boards, hot tub, and a “kiddy” pool with a slides, whirlpools, and a gradated entry. The center also features a ice skating rink and a skate rental shop. www.chavezcenter.com

 

Shidoni Foundary and Glassworks
Shidoni, an art gallery including 8 acres of sculpture gardens and bronze art foundry, is situated along the Rio Tesuque on a former apple orchard. Visitors have the opportunity to visit the indoor art galleries which represent more than 150 artists from all over the country, stroll the gallery sculpture gardens, as well as watch 2000 degree molten bronze being poured into ceramic shell molds. “Shidoni” is a Navajo word used as a greeting to a friend. www.shidoni.com

 

Fort Marcy Complex
The Fort Marcy Complex is located just one mile from Inn of the Governors and features a weight room, basketball courts, lap pool, and running/spin machines. The complex lays next to an expansive outdoor complex featuring children’s equipment, a walking/running path and plenty of room to play frisby, soccer, kite flying, or toss the ball. www.santafenm.gov/index.aspx?NID=102

 

The Chuck Jones Gallery
The Chuck Jones Galleries are the source for the finest animation and entertainment art in the world. Based significantly around the work of Chuck Jones, our galleries strive to present his and other artist’s fine works of art in their appropriate elegant setting. www.chuckjonesgallery.com

 

Pop Gallery
Pop Gallery’s vision is rooted in providing art lovers with a thought provoking alternative. Rising from the underground world of tattooing and graffiti, comics, cartoons, pop art, illustration, and surrealist artists, the art showcased feeds of the blend of influences and energies well cemented in today’s culture. In essence, Pop Gallery continues to represent a celebration of mediums and ideas, the dynamic union between independence and spirit, the emergence of sub-culture on a contemporary platform. www.popsantafe.com

 

 

Randall Davey Audobon Center
Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary encompasses 135 acres of striking landscapes and wildlife. Bounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and Santa Fe River Watershed land, the Center and Sanctuary provides a peaceful sanctuary for plants, animals and our visitors. Ranging from common to rare, approximately 130 species of birds can be found in or over the various ecosystems of this sanctuary. http://nm.audubon.org/center

 

El Rancho de las Golondrinas
El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum, dedicated to the history, heritage and culture of 18th and 19th century New Mexico, opened in 1972. Original colonial buildings on the site date from the early 1700s. In addition, historic buildings from other parts of northern New Mexico have been reconstructed at Las Golondrinas. Villagers clothed in the styles of the times show how life was lived on the frontier in early New Mexico. Special festivals and weekend events offer visitors an in-depth look into the celebrations, music, dance and many other aspects of life in the Spanish, Mexican and Territorial periods of the Southwest. www.golondrinas.org