Don't book the babysitter yet, the wee ones can enjoy all the nature, culture and history Santa Fe has to offer tooǃ The city has plenty of places to keep children of all ages happy. Looking for an outdoor adventure? Santa Fe has skiing, hiking, biking trails, and plenty of outdoor parks for your little nature enthusiast. For a hands-on experience, check out some of the museums and recreation centers around Santa Fe. There truly is something for everyone.
Explore other areas on our site to find great ideas for family fun in Santa Fe, including a family cooking class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking where kids learn to make tortillas, red chile sauce and other New Mexican treats. For other innovative kid's activities, view the Santa Fe Public Library's Calendar.
Enjoy the Picuris Pueblo Dancers every Friday evening at 5:30 pm. Amaya, at
Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa, mixes classic technique, contemporary
flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients from the cold rivers of Alaska to the
Great Plains. Chef Walter Dominguez selects superb ingredients and weaves
them together in a style that is both ancient and contemporary. Amaya
highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as
regional foods from around the U.S. The casual, inviting atmosphere keeps
the focus on fine food and conversation. In winter, relax by our roaring
fire, or in the summer, dine surrounded by our beautiful outdoor gardens
with a water fountain, traditional teepee, hummingbird feeders, birdhouse,
and amazing mountain views. Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Entertainment, Kids, Restaurant.
New Happy Hour at Amaya
Half Price Bar menu items and discounted beverages. Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Best known for mesas, sheer-walled canyons, and the ancestral Pueblo dwellings found among them, Bandelier also includes over 23,000 acres of designated Wilderness. It was named for Adolph Bandelier, a 19th-century anthropologist. Proclaimed on February 11, 1916. Acreage: 32,737, all federal. Wilderness area: 23,267 Amenities: Kids.
Painting Partys for all ages- 2 hour class everything is included professional instructor to guide you step by step, 16X20 canvas for you to create your masterpiece to take home, paints, brushes, aprons & refreshments too! ＄35.00 must reserve in advance seating is limited. Amenities: Kids.
Kid's Camp at Bishop's Lodge!
The award-winning Bishop's Lodge offers Camp Appaloosa for children 5-11 during the Spring and Summer months. Supervised sessions offer excitement-filled days with activities that include:
*Arts & Crafts
*Lunch and Dinner
Day Camp- 9am-1pm- ＄50 per Buckaroo
Afternoon Camp-1pm-5pm-＄50 per Buckaroo
Evening Round-Up-5:30pm-9:30pm-＄50 per Buckaroo
Full Day Camp-9am-5pm-＄80 per Buckaroo
We are a nanny and domestic placement agency. Whether you are looking for a full time household employee, or are visiting Santa Fe and looking for a sitting service; we are here to provide the best domestic personnel to meet your needs. All of our candidates have been thoroughly screened by our staff, have passed criminal background checks, and reference checks with high and outstanding recommendations. Please visit our website for more information. Amenities: Kids.
We are a self-serve frozen yogurt shop that keeps 8 flavors of frozen yogurt on hand at anytime with over 60 toppings to choose from. We sell by the ounce so it's up to you how much or how little you want each time. Other items on the menu include pretzels, churros, fruit-tea smoothies, ice blended coffees, espresso drinks and a list of coca-cola products along with natural sodas. Come and see us! We also have games for the kids/parents to play. It's all about the experience for our customers! Amenities: Kids.
Join the Museum's education staff and guest artists in a family, fun hands-on learning experience. The free monthly program explores ideas and themes found in current exhibitions. Tour the Museum then create your own art.
Children ages 4-12 and their adult companions explore pertinent themes in art by looking at works on exhibit in the galleries and participating in multi-disciplinary, hands-on art activities that promote critical thinking skills and creative, interdisciplinary art making. The two hour, Saturday morning sessions are once a month. Check the Museum calendar for dates.
Girls Inc.'s mission is inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our vision is empowered girls and women in an equitable society. Since 1955, Girls Inc. of Santa Fe has been a strong advocate for the changing needs of girls and young women in Santa Fe.
Girls Inc. is THE positive development and risk prevention organization for Santa Fe girls. We believe the Girls Inc. experience equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent women. We work with girls ages 5-18 through After School, Spring Break and Summer Camps, Outreach, Workshops, and Collaborations with other community organizations.
Heidi Loewen has opened a warm & sunny porcelain gallery & school, down the road from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Once inside, you'll see her contemporary smoke fired porcelain vessels, some with gold leaf & oils. She even collaborates with the world renowned Dutch realist painter, Braldt Bralds for amazing trompe l'oeil effects.
Her unique gallery is her studio & school where she teaches private pottery wheel & sculpture lessons to students age 4 to 104! You may take class for an hour or more. There is no art or clay experience necessary.
Students may choose their favorite glaze colors & Heidi will ship your masterpieces back to you several weeks later. The class is fun and everybody is a success. Even men love Heidi's clay classes. Appointments are suggested.
Heidi taught the acclaimed Italian chef, Giada De Laurentiis to throw on her TV show, "Giada's Weekend Getaways," which highlighted fun things to do in Santa Fe. House & Garden TV will also feature Heidi Loewen teaching her porcelain miniature & large scale vessels in July 2008.
Heidi will prepare & center the clay on the wheel for students so they have the the fun of designing, shaping, & squishing their own vessels.
Loewen invites clients & designers to request special commissions to be created for homes or offices. She loves a good challenge & can easily make very large porcelain platters & sculptures. Collectors may even participate in the creation process. Choose your own color scheme. Loewen safely ships work all over the world. Amenities: Kids.
The world's largest museum of international folk art includes Alexander Girard's long term exhibition Multiple Visions, A Common Bond and changing exhibitions with gallery activities for all ages. Public programs include art making for ages 3 to 103, performances, artist demonstrations, lectures and are included with Museum admission. Available for private parties, weddings, receptions, and seminars with or without open galleries. Amenities: Kids.
The New Mexico History Museum, opened in May 2009, shows the history of Santa Fe and New Mexico for the last 400 years.
It changes the way that New Mexicans and visitors understand state history and the history of the nation. 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 Fe Trail.
The museum serves as the anchor of a campus that encompasses the Palace of the Governors, the Palace Press, the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library and Photo Archives.
"Our Vision is to promote the talents and healthy behaviors of teenagers and to develop their potential for leadership in our community."
Help us support positive life choices for our teens today. Together we can provide the tools, learning and the competitive edge for our tomorrow's leaders.
Contact us today!
Rising Stars in the Southwest
Dreams can become reality!
Amenities: Kids, Pets.
If you're a kid, or a kid-at-heart, make this museum one of your first stops for family fun. With interactive exhibits, diverse programs and an outdoor garden, this is a place where families can learn and play together. Amenities: Kids.
Experience traditional New Mexico flavor in our exquisite dining room. We offer authentic recipes with a contemporary flair. From red and green chile to deconstructed tamales, we have a flavor to suit every palate. Amenities: Kids, Outdoor Dining, Pets.
Free Wine Tasting with Two Entrees
Experience traditional New Mexican flavor with contemporary flair. We are offering a free tasting of 3 wines to compliment your order of any two entrees.
Santa Fe Jeep Tours offers a view of Santa Fe not accessible by conventional means. A photographer's dream, we take you to places that will take your breath away.
Three, four, and six-hour tours are available. Ask about our stargazing camping and glamping excursions. Amenities: Kids.
Santa Fe Nannies is Northern New Mexico's Premier Nanny Agency. Serving Santa Fe, Albuquerque and surrounding areas. We provide families with experienced and loving nannies, babysitters, mother's helpers and home managers. Santa Fe Nannies is here for all your childcare needs, whether you are seeking a full-time nanny or just a babysitter for the weekend. To get started please visit our website and fill out a free Parent Registration Form. Amenities: Kids.
Skateboard School and Museum is for skateboarders of all ages and abilities. Our indoor facility features a 36 ft wide bowled ramp, quarter pipes, banks, boxes, street terrain and skateboard museum. We offer group or private lessons for all ages, Summer Camps, Race Camps, Field Trips and Instructor Training and have a complete skate shop. Amenities: Kids.
Free Skateboard Lesson!
Buy any complete skateboard and get a FREE Private Lesson to help you get started or to improve on the skills you already have. We'll send you with your own personalized skateboard 'homework' too. A ＄30 value!
The Museum features Oliver Greer's Crawlywood Collection, a staggering assortment of 2,400 mounted insects, arachnids and other bugs from all over the world.
You will also see the Harrell Houses' own collection of LIVE invertebrates including dozens of live tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes and other amazing creepy-crawlies!
The Museum is inside the Harrell House of Natural Oddities store at DeVargas Center INSIDE THE MALL. Our store features a wide range of science toys, animal and dinosaur figures, gifts, fossils, minerals, jewelry, mounted insects and more!
Monday-Friday 10 AM- 7:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Museum Admission is ＄5 for adults, ＄3 for Children 12 and under.
Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths ~
Celebrating Love for Over 40 Years.
Wildly imaginative handcrafted designer jewelry by over 35 artists. Specializing in custom wedding rings and commissions. Individual tastes happily accommodated since 1974. Located on Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road.
Amenities: Kids, Pets.
WHEN: September 4, 2015
The annual torching of 50-foot-tall Old Man Gloom, a puppet stuffed with thousands of scraps of paper bearing the citizenry's sad thoughts, is a highlight of Fiesta time. Amenities: Kids.
To firmly ground yourself in New Mexico's rich past, visit this museum on the Santa Fe Plaza. Built by the Spanish as a government building in 1610, the Palace remains the country's oldest continuously occupied public building. Its exhibits chronicle the history of Santa Fe as well as New Mexico and the region. American Indian artists sell their wares under its historic portal as part of the Native American Vendors Program. The New Mexico Museum of History, which is physically and thematically linked to the Palace of the Governors is now open. Amenities: Kids.
The New Mexico State Capitol (a.k.a. the Roundhouse), located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the seat of government of the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is unique as the only round state capitol in the United States.
The building was designed to resemble the Zia Sun Symbol when viewed from above, with four entrance wings that protrude from the main cylindrical volume. Architecturally, the Capitol is a blend of New Mexico territorial style and neoclassical influences. Above each entrance is a stone carving of the State Seal of New Mexico. The building has four levels, one of which is below ground.
Dedicated on December 8, 1966, the building was designed by W.C. Kruger and constructed by Robert E. McKee. Amenities: Kids.
What once was a stop on the Camino Real is now a living museum that has preserved the Spanish Colonial and Territorial way of life on a 200 acre ranch just outside of Santa Fe. Docents in period dress, period buildings from around the Southwest and hands-on demonstrations make this a perfect spot for families. Amenities: Kids.
Santa Fe Children is a complete online resource guide for families who live in or are visiting Santa Fe. Get info on Santa Fe Schools, Local Events, Toy & Book Stores, Kid-Friendly Restaurants, Clubs & Organizations, After-school and Summer Programs, Day Trips, Sports & Fitness, Arts & Music, Clothing & Gear Stores, and more! Amenities: Kids.
Established in 1969 and located in its own landmark building in Santa Fe's historic Triangle District, the newly renovated facility features showrooms for
acoustic guitars, drums and percussion, electric guitars, amplifiers and pro sound, keyboards, and accessories and educational materials; as well as a band/orchestra instrument rental and sales counter; performance spaces; teaching and ensemble studios and a coffee shop.