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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!

This vibrant New Mexico city 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!

New Mexico History Museum includes exhibits that cover early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization, the Mexican Period, & more!

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 Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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!

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!

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!

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is an excellent introduction to the complexity and diversity of the Native American cultures of the region.

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

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is devoted to Native American Arts, and founded back in 1937!

All Out Zone is a fun family entertainment center with Nerf Battles, Bubble Battles and Archery Wars! Fun for kids in 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 stopping point along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Ro....

On the National Register of Historic Landmarks, this shrine has an incredible and is a contemporary pilgrimage site.

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

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

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?

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

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!

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 is just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, featuring rescued animals from New Mexico and Southwest USA

Get those skates on in New Mexico at Outpost Ice Arenas with nearly 1/5 mile of indoor public ice skating!

Raft the white-knuckle whitewater of the Taos Box, explore the Rio Grande and take on other WILD water adventures with Los Rios River Runners!

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

The Balloon Museums collection includes more than fifty historic and contemporary gondolas, many accompanied by complete balloon systems! A museum with a difference!

Family fun in New Mexico with lazer tag, mini golf, bumper cars, jungle play, and so much more - with birthday parties too!

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!

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 mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 ....

Thrilling coasters, fun and games, family rides, water fun and Kiddyland all await at this super fun Albuquerque amusement park!

All Out Zone is fun family entertainment in Cottonwood Mall, with nerf wars, archery, bubbles and lots of family fun!

A family fun entertainment center with indoor Nerf Darts, a VR arcade, soft tip archery and more!

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 research for the Taos community and all who share ....

Wind your way carefree through the scenic streets of Taos, NM starting with a tour of the historic Taos Plaza. Check out the picturesque shops, museums and other places of interest along the way. Hear fascinating stories about the history, people and....

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 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 inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit....

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

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 the American Southwest, and functioned as a militar....

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

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

A FREE museum with exhibits and programs relating to cultures of the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest!

Fascinating, all year round at this historical cultural center in New Mexico, that showcases the history and traditions of the Pueblo Indians.

Petroglyph National Monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including volcanos, archeological sites and an estimated 20,000 carved images. Many of the images are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are mo....

Part science center, part children's museum, part real experiences where kids can put learning in their own hands in New Mexico!

This interactive, high-tech museum featuring an active volcano, an Ice Age cave, and dinosaurs galore! A planetarium is there too!

The National Atomic Museum is the nation's only Congressionally chartered museum of nuclear science and history. The museum was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear developmen....

An exciting and educational day out with the family...and snakes! A great conservation museum to explain how rattlesnakes have influenced our lives...with LIVE snakes!

A historic family day out in New Mexico with entertaining outdoor walking tours, moonlight tours, and yes - GHOST tours!

Explore the wonders of the Rio Grande as you head on a water filled journey from Albuquerque to the Gulf of Mexico - meeting aquatic animals as you go!

Albuquerque's lush and peaceful Botanic Garden is an oasis in the desert, with 32 acres of exhibits and showcases of plants, plus an aquarium!

64 acres of animal fun in this Albuquerque zoo! With more than 250 species, kids will love exploring the amazing animals that will entertain you on your family day out!

Outdoor fun with three fishing lakes, a model boating pond and a train station with gift shop and food service. During the summer only, Tingley visitors can rent pedal boats and bicycles too!

Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 and a quarter green runs. Also offers tubing, terrain parks, and Nordic skiing, plus a kids' snow play and sledding area.

Community style water fun with a zero depth pool with a variety of water play features including a large water slide, giant mushroom fountain and other spray features!

Hiking and fishing (especially kids fishing!) are popular activities for families who stay at Questa Lodge RV Park in New Mexico, as it's located near the Red River, and the might Rio Grande.

Serendipity Fun Center is a fun New Mexico day out with three 9-hole mini golf courses and an arcade

Year round adventures for those enthusiastic outdoor families, Red River RV Park also has cabins and yurt cabins to base yourselves while you enjoy fishing, hunting, cycling, camping, ATV and much more!

Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years and 32% green runs. Plus tubing and summer activities.

A living museum and National Historic Landmark known as America's Highest and Longest Scenic Railroad its no wonder this national treasure was listed in the book '1000 Things To Do Before You Die'.

Take a guided tour of the ancient pueblo village atop a 367-foot sandstone bluff, Discover the traditional Native American culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico.

Chaco Canyon was a major center of Puebloan culture between AD 850 and 1250. The Chacoan sites are part of the homeland of Pueblo Indian peoples of New Mexico, the Hopi Indians of Arizona, and the Navajo Indians of the Southwest.

Rolling hills studded with pinon and juniper trees encircle the lake, which is stocked with trout and catfish.Bluewater Lake State Park is popular for boating and year-round fishing.

The Billy the Kid Museum in Fort Sumner is so much more than a living tribute to the man who would become legend, Billy the Kid.!

Aztec Ruins in New Mexico make a unique family day out experience! A historical and fascinating adventure surrounded by 900 year old ruins.

A local museum offering exhibits and interpretive media on the regional culture, as well as workshops, live performances and trade and craft demonstrations!

Museum fun in New Mexico with hands-on exhibits around Sound, Light, Magnetism, Shadows and Art, plus travelling exhibits, and weekly special sessions!

A scenic park with famous red cliffs, fun events, campground and sports for kids! A great way to explore nature in New Mexico!

The mission of the Union County Historical Society, a non-profit organization, is to preserve the cultural heritage of Union County. It shall maintain the Herzstein Memorial Museum, an institution devoted to the acquisition, care, interpretation and ....

A museum on the history of Gallup displaying verious artifacts and information.

The Roswell Museum and Art Center inspires discovery, creativity, and cultural understanding of the art and history of the American Southwest and beyond.

The ONLY FREE zoo in New Mexico! Animal fun for the family with native and exotic animals, as well as a carousel and mini train.

The International UFO Museum & Research Center is all about the history, science and research about UFO events worldwide. Amazing!

The Natural History Museum consists of an Exhibit and a Research Collection. The Exhibit features live plants and animals native to the Llano Estacado and other regions of eastern New Mexico. The museum's Research Collection includes 10,500 specimens....

The Blackwater Draw Museum displays artifacts and exhibits associated with the Locality No. 1 site. Over 13,000 years of site usage are described, from mammoth hunting to modern culture.

Explore the centre of the USA's space program with rockets, movies, a planetarium, and a whole host of space artifacts!

A fun toy train store and railway museum in New Mexico with scale models of trains and more!

Explore the oldest zoo in the southwest USA, and the smallest zoo of the AZA with just 12 acres, but filled with just as much animal fun!

An incredible site with the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Sand dunes rise right out the desert!

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