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Jemez Programs - Summer 2023

Programs for all ages are taking place at the Jemez Historic Site this summer -- special programs and concerts, plus weekly, and monthly programs. 

All programs take place at the Jemez Historic Site, 18160 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM  87025.  Take a look at what's available and make plans to attend!


Summer Star Parties

First one:  July 15, 8 p.m., additional dates are pending final confirmation: Aug. 19 and Sept. 16

Fee: $10
(includes admission the following morning to Looking to the Skies.)

Spend an evening under the stars chatting with members of the Albuquerque Astronomical Society. Pueblo food and art vendors, and guided viewing of stars, planets and galaxies. will be part of the evening.

(This is a great opportunity to camp in one of the many developed or dispersed campgrounds found on Forest Service or BLM land both north and south of Jemez Springs or to stay in a local BnB or other lodging.)


Sunday morning programs will include a workshop on taking night sky photos on your phone, constellation-based art, and storytelling. Thanks to our partners in the Village of Jemez Springs for helping create summer nights to remember under the beautiful dark skies of the Jemez River Valley) Then, you can make it a weekend event by staying over to learn more on the art history and science of the universe at the monthly 3rd Sunday - Looking to the Skies  event (below) which will take place at 10 a.m. the next day. 


For more information, contact:

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Events that take place each month...

Second Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Fun at Giusewa.  Explore Pueblo life through related hands-on activities; cooking, dancing, art demonstrations, and visiting with local artists while learning some of the history of Guisewa.  Plans for each 2nd Sunday include:

June 11 - Adobe plastering
July 9 - Bread making in the horno

August 13 - Cotton weaving

Contact Brenda Tafoya, Interpretive Ranger to find out more: brenda.tafoya@dca/


3rd Sundays - 10 a.m. - Looking to the Skies: Ancient and Modern Astronomers.  This event, in combination with the summer star parties, will focus on activities related to different ways people in the ancient past viewed the day and night sky. There will be presentations on ancient astronomy and modern-day astronomy to explain how people of the past interpreted the sky and how modern-day astronomy can tell what is out there. It will also include modern-day activities like viewing the sky using a telescope. 


Contact Marlon Magdalena, Instructional Coordinator for more information:


Last Sunday Quests - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - A closer look at Jemez. Young visitors and those young at heart will enjoy a closer look at the site's landscape, history, environment and lifeways of the people in a different way.  Rangers and volunteer will provide drop-in opportunities that will change each month. 


To learn more, contact Eldon Vita, Interpretive Ranger:

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