Dawn ’Til Dusk
Los Luceros Historic Site will extend its hours from sunrise to sunset on the first Sunday of each month. During this time, entrance into Los Luceros will be FREE for New Mexico residents and includes access to the site’s visitor center, historic buildings, trails, and picnic areas.
The early morning and late evening are ideal for bird watching at Los Luceros, which boasts a large diversity of species including bald eagles, hummingbirds, migratory waterfowl, as well as one of the largest concentrations of flicker woodpeckers in New Mexico. Also, the edge of the Rio Grande on the property at sunset is an ideal location to view bats beginning their nightly feast.
Los Luceros is fun for the whole family. Educational children’s activities and crafts will be available and change each month, so there is always a new topic to learn about! Picnics are common and encouraged as families can bring a blanket to eat under the Cottonwood trees or enjoy one of our many benches in scenic locations throughout the site- including down by the river. We encourage kids to bring their bicycles and see the site in a fun new way. Please ask the front desk about special educational programs.
The Dawn ‘til Dusk Days also offers artists a great opportunity to enjoy golden hour and extended times for painting, sketching, and landscape photography. The lighting, historic buildings, and scenery are ideal for portrait photography to capture the special moments and events in your life.
We hope to see you at the next Dawn ‘til Dusk day!