Things to do in SANTA FE with kids

Cancel that babysitter, because Santa Fe is a place you want to be taking the kids! It’s not all art galleries and boutique shops that it’s more commonly known for. Not at all!

Did you know that kids can step back in time at the historic El Rancho de las Golondrinas which is now a living museum that actually dates back to the 1700s!? Pretty amazing!

Santa Fe has some great museums where kids can learn, have fun, and even play! The Santa Fe Children’s Museum is fantastic for kids with their interactive exhibitions, as well as an outdoor garden to enjoy!

Choo Choo! What’s that? Must be the Santa Fe Southern Railway which can take kids through the incredible desert scenery in very cool vintage coaches. Quite an experience!

Want to be a bit more adventurous? Santa Fe Climbing Gym is a great start for kids to learn the ropes of climbing, before heading out with Southwest Cimbing Resource which specializes in families!  Those extra brave kids can try white-water rafting the Rio Grande with Kokopelli Rating Adventures!

A fabulously fun family-friendly city with plenty of fun things to do with kids!

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  • New Mexico History Museum

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    Santa Fe

    The new museum includes permanent and temporary exhibitions that span the early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization, the Mexican Period, and travel and commerce on the legendary Santa ...

  • The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

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    The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is located on beautiful Museum HillTM at 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from ...

  • Santa Fe Southern Railway

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    (1 miles) Santa Fe

    Enjoy a Santa Fe Southern Railway day trip, night train, holiday or special events train, rambling along in vintage coaches with family and friends through High Desert scenery. Tours run on ...

  • Santa Fe Childrens Museum

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    (1 miles) Santa Fe

    Discovery and play awaits kids at this Santa Fe children's museum, with interactive exhibits, hands on learning, and where kids can be curious, play, learn, and enjoy!

  • Kokopelli Rafting Adventures

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    (1 miles) Santa Fe

    Half-day to multi-day rafting expeditions on the Rio Grande, as well as biking and hiking tours for kids 4 and up - and adventurous family day out in New Mexico!

  • Santa Fe Climbing Center

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    (1 miles) Santa Fe

    Northern New Mexico's ONLY indoor climbing center! Great for kids over 5 years old where they can develop incredible skills and stay healthy and active!

  • Museum Of International Folk Art

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    (2 miles) Santa Fe

    Visit the largest collection of international folk art in the world - in Santa Fe! Cultural fun for the family

  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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    (10 miles) Santa Fe

    Welcome! We invite you to take a journey to the past at "The Ranch of the Swallows". This historic rancho,now a living history museum, dates from the early 1700s and was an important paraje or ...

  • El Santuario de Chimayo

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    (21 miles) Chimayo

    El Santuario has been called the "Lourdes of America". No one seems to know exactly how this came about. However, there are testimonies that the extraordinary has occurred. Fr. Sebastian Alvarez in ...

  • Old Coal Mine Museum

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    (23 miles) Madrid

    Stroll back in time to when the last train left Madrid carrying coal, now a "ghost town" and interactive museum great for kids!

  • Bradbury Science Museum

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    (24 miles) Los Alamos

    Interactive exhibits to uncover all things science and technology in New Mexico!

  • New Mexico River Adventures

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    (37 miles) Embudo

    Super fun and exciting rafting trips along the Rio Grande and Rio Chama, including family rafting trips! Perfect for kids of all ages, are you ready for adventure in New Mexico?

  • Cottams Rio Grande Rafting

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    (41 miles) Pilar

    A perfect day out in New Mexico for the adventurous family who want to get out and enjoy nature, and get wild on the Rio Grande!

  • Tinkertown Museum

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    (43 miles) Sandia Park

    Tinkertown Museum is an amazing animated wood-carved western town and three ring circus enclosed in a compound made of 50,000 glass bottles.

  • J&R Vintage Auto Museum

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    (44 miles) Rio Rancho

    Around 60 antique cars and trucks are on display to delight rev heads of all ages, including 12 classic cars which have competed in the Great American Race!

  • Stagecoach Stop RV Park

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    (44 miles) Rio Rancho

    Warm days, cool nights and beautiful sunsets will welcome families staying at The StageCoach Stop RV Park in Rio Rancho, with all sites full hook up, and a heated pool!

  • Wildlife West Nature Park

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    (45 miles) Edgewood

    Wildlife West Nature Park, a wildlife preserve and "enhanced zoo," is located just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, New Mexico in nearby Edgewood. Conveniently located near Interstate 40, Wildlife West ...

  • Outpost Ice Arenas

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    (47 miles) Albuquerque

    Come to the CooLLest place to have fun in New Mexico! This ice rink has been operating for 24 years. Their new and unique CooLLoop is NOW OPEN and is has the worlds only twin rinks linked by two ...

  • Monkey Mania Adventure

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    (50 miles) Albuquerque

    You can walk-in for open play, dress up in the costume room, sing karaoke songs in the one-of-a-kind Hollywood room, create arts and crafts, watch a movie in the Jungle tree media center, have fun in ...

  • Rainbow Ryders

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    (50 miles) Albuquerque

    Specializing in hot air balloon rides all year round, Rainbow Ryders is the authorized hot air balloon company for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

  • International Balloon Museum

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    (51 miles) Albuquerque

    The Balloon Museums collection includes more than fifty historic and contemporary gondolas, many accompanied by complete balloon systems. Of special note are gondolas related to scientific and ...

  • Hinkle Family Fun Centre

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    (52 miles) Albuquerque

    It's the PLACE TO HAVE FUN! You can party, you can ride,Or play Lazer Tag inside!We've got "Jungle Play"and Bumper Cars. Play under the sun or the stars!We've got Mini Golf by streams and ...

  • Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway

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    (52 miles) Albuquerque

    A scenic tramway to take you to the heights of New Mexico, with skiing and snowboarding on the slopes. Snow fun for toddlers and older!

  • Red Light Green Light

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    (52 miles) Albuquerque

    An interactive, educational open play and party center that offers unique experiences for kids up to 12, and their parents.

  • Carson National Forrest

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    (52 miles) Taos

    The Carson National Forest is one of five National Forests in New Mexico. The National Forests are Americas Great outdoors, here to serve the American people at work and play! Some of the finest ...

  • Cliffs Amusement Park

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    (52 miles) Albuquerque

    Uncle Cliff's Kiddieland may have grown-up, but Cliff's Amusement Park is still the #1 place for family fun. Moms, Dads, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, even Grandmas and Grandpas, can enjoy ...

  • Fort Union National Monument

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    (53 miles) Watrous

    ort Union was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. During its forty-year history, three different forts were constructed close together. The third Fort Union was the largest in ...

  • Harwood Museum

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    (54 miles) Taos

    The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico preserves, collects and exhibits historic and contemporary art and culture of the Taos region. The Museum stimulates learning, creativity and ...

  • Los Rios River Runners Rafting

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    (54 miles) Taos

    Raft the white-knuckle whitewater of the world-famous Taos Box. Float through the spectacular Chama river canyon and sleep under the stars. Enjoy a traditional Pueblo Indian feast after floating a ...

  • Taos Pueblo

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    (54 miles) Taos

    Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously ...

  • Twirl Playspace

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    (54 miles) Taos

    A FREE magical place for kids up to 12 to gather, learn, create and play in the outdoor play area and indoor play room.

  • Taos Centre for the Arts

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    (54 miles) Taos

    Bringing to the Taos Community World Class Cultural Events,Concerts, Shows, Youth Programs in Drama and Art. One of the many places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Mexico

  • Manzano Mesa Water Sprayground

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    (54 miles) Albuquerque

    A fully automated water park where all ages can get wet during the hot summer months.

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

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    (54 miles) Albuquerque

    A fascinating museum in New Mexico where kids can learn the story of the Atomic Age, with exhibits showcasing the entire nuclear history

  • Family Yoga Classes

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    (56 miles) Albuquerque

    Mom and Baby Yoga, Toddler Yoga, Kids Yoga ages 6-11, Teen and Tween yoga, and a Yoga for the entire family class. High Desert Yoga provides family price packages, drop in rates as well as online ...