...Santa Fe offers kids lots of fun things to do that the whole family will enjoy. Discover Meow Wolf, experience river rafting, horseback riding, painting, Jeep tours, family fun pottery classes, and more.
CLOSED Temporarily due to COVID: The original, locally-owned & operated Santa Fe Escape Room! Grab your friends and get ready for a mind-twisting, exciting scavenger hunt! It's the perfect group bonding experience! Working against the clock, you and your group have 1 hour to work together, crack the clues and solve the mysteries of one of three uniquely-themed escape rooms. The emergence of this exhilarating, interactive adventure game is now a highly popular trend and perfect for families, friends, and business colleagues.
Can you Escape Santa Fe?
Ages 16+ (under 18 must be accompanied by adult)
COVID Safe Tours resume June 1: Please follow us on Facebook and enjoy our photographs and stories about New Mexico. We wish you the best and look forward to seeing you! Looking for an exhilarating outdoor adventure or an authentic cultural tour? Santa Fe Mountain Adventures offers an exceptional variety of adventures and memorable experiences for solo travelers, families, and corporate groups. Choose from one of our many tours – scenic and enriching cultural experiences, exhilarating hiking and mountain biking, unique 4X4 adventures, and invigorating cross-country skiing and snowshoeing excursions!
Offering tours & online/curbside purchases with COVID Safety Precautions. Enjoy year-round fly-fishing in Northern New Mexico.
We are the oldest established fly fishing business in Santa Fe, serving Northern New Mexico and world wide anglers since 1985. A full service fly shop, school and guide service, High Desert Angler offers year-round fly fishing on private and public waters all over New Mexico. We can cater our trips to any skill level and desire. Advance booking recommended.
OFFERING ONLINE OPEN STUDIO CLASSES during COVID. Call for more info. For the novice or the expert, families, groups, these workshops are a ton of fun! Accredited artist and teacher, Lauren Mantecon brings her 20 years of expertise to her Santa Fe studio. Taking you beyond the paint and into mixed media, Lauren provides the materials, you just bring your creative spirit and curious mind.
Custom classes of 2 or more hours, multi-day workshops, Art Play & Wine Days, and retreats available. Kids Classes available. MENTION SANTA FE SELECTION.
Fun, affordable pottery classes for all ages, families, groups & individuals. Come play in the mud with a local ceramic artist! Create a special memento of your Santa Fe visit. All equipment provided. Join one of our many scheduled group classes, or call to schedule a private pottery class at a time that’s convenient for you. No experience necessary! Just bring your inner child to have some fun and play in the mud! Mention Santa Fe Selection when you call or visit.
Open limited cafe seating, special classes, tasting tours, & curbside. Fun for all ages. Enjoy our Café and Factory. With both Southwestern & Hawaiian roots we bring together an experience of fine chocolate beyond the wrapper. Indulge in our unique coffees, fresh pastries and desserts, handcrafted truffles, shop craft bean to bar makers, book one of our fun & educational hands-on workshops, factory tours, or choose from our collection of carefully curated chocolate theme gifts.
CLOSED: ONLINE ONLY - Discover the beauty and art of wax from ancient beeswax to the modern crayon! The MoEA has the most extensive, and best represented encaustic art collection. Encaustic is the fastest growing art medium in the world.
OPEN with safety protocols. See Hours. Check out our new space and BIGGER collection, located at De Vargas Mall just north of the historic Plaza area. Featuring Oliver Greer's amazing Crawlywood Collection of more than 5000 mounted insects from around the world, including gigantic specimens and extremely rare creatures you will see nowhere else! Plus, more than 100 LIVE animals including giant tarantulas as big as a dinner plate, scorpions that glow under ultraviolet light, lizards that will remind you of dinosaurs and many more!
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TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED During COVID precautions. Join expert guide Tom Gallegos to experience Santa Fe and New Mexico’s native Pueblos, historic Spanish villages, and beautiful scenery. True New Mexico features the authentic places, people, art and cuisine that makes our Land of Enchantment an unforgettable experience. Outings include "Sense of Place" walking tours, guided hikes, step-on guided tours, and customized special excursions & more...
Closed until further notice due to COVID precautions. Virtual programs available. Call for current info. Here, at the Poeh, old rhythms of life and ways of making beauty are still important. In the Tewa Pueblo language Poeh translates to “path” and the Poeh Cultural Center embodies that pathway, the essence of what it means to be a Tewa person – to be Pueblo. Visits include a museum experience with guided tours, seasonal exhibits, pueblo history exhibit, and new historic pottery exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
SPECIALTY TOURS ONLY: Call for details re covid protocols. A different look at the City Different! Santa Fe Art Tours are more fun, interactive experiences with art versus a traditional tour. Probe unique themes, and personally connect with the art, artists, galleries, and museums.
Get up close and personal with what makes Santa Fe one of the top art destinations in the country.
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OPEN for Market & classes with COVID protocols in place. Come to cook. Come to eat. Come to shop! For 30+ years, internationally acclaimed, recreational culinary school and market, specializing in foods of the southwest. Recently Voted One of the Top 3 Things To Do in Santa Fe! by OK Magazine.
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CLOSED until further notice as COVID-19 precaution. Experience the most extraordinary immersive arts project and museum you've ever seen! This is a combination of jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum, and immersive art exhibit. The unique fusion of art and entertainment gives audiences fictional worlds to explore. Fun for all ages!
"...the world's coolest fort ever, complete with atmospheric haze, built according to the laws of play...Limitless dimensions of meaning, and the delight of discovery on the part of artist/performers and visitors..."
Kathryn M.Davis-Visual Art Source
OPEN and COVID safety in place. Open year-round (weather permitting). Enjoy a horseback ride in true Western style. We offer morning and sunset rides. It's the perfect outing for families, groups and individuals.
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CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: COVID-19 Precaution. "Best of Santa Fe and Expert’s Choice" - TripExpert
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum builds upon a child’s sense of joy and discovery by cultivating habits of inquiry in the arts, sciences, and humanities. We offer over 35 interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits including giant bubbles, dress-up and puppet theater, a 1.5 acre garden, animals, toddler play area, model trains and more.
Open See Hours. Covid protocols in place. Located an easy 55 minutes' drive from Santa Fe, and fun for the whole family. The Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum showcases a vast collection of balloons, art work, aerial artifacts, and more.
Our exhibits show the history of ballooning and highlight the science that has thrilled human imagination for more than a century. Take a trip and discover Albuquerque's renowned air and space museum today!
OPEN with COVID protocols. Georgia O'Keeffe Loved Ghost Ranch-You Will Too! There is so much to discover here. You can spend days exploring two museums, hiking trails, horseback rides, paleontology tours (kids love dinosaurs!), the Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape tour, high and low ropes courses, archery, numerous classes/workshops and retreats year-round at this spectacular location. There's no place on earth like Ghost Ranch...
Closed as of Oct 30 for the season. Check website for EVENTS in 2021 pending COVID: Usually Open JUNE - OCT. The “Ranch of the Swallows” Living History Museum was founded 300 years ago as a paraje – stopping place – on El Camino Real, the Royal Road to Mexico City. Today, it is a one-of-a-kind destination where the past comes to life, and exciting weekend programs are fun for the whole family!
With COVID Safety Protocols. Season: March 9 - Sept 15. Join us for white water rafting in Santa Fe and Taos, as well as other exciting water sports, including kayaking, paddle-boarding and more. Whether you’re looking for a wild whitewater run through the Class IV rapids of the world famous Taos Box or a scenic float through the azure canyon of the Rio Chama, New Mexico River Adventures has a river trip for you and your family or group. Ages 4 and up. Mention CODE: SFS10 for 10% off when you book/ call.
CLOSED as of October 23, 2020 pending COVID: Since opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained national and international recognition as an accredited Museum that is home to the world’s largest collections and exhibits of folk art. Four wings are filled with fascinating exhibits. Its home, Museum Hill, is where the world's largest International Folk Art Market is held every July (see our Annual Events category for more on the Market).
Closed as of March 15, 2020. With a base area elevation of 10,350 feet, Ski Santa Fe is among the highest ski areas in the continental United States, ideal for families and pros. And we are expecting fantastic snow falls this year! Thanksgiving Day is usually the first day of the season. Book your ski vacation now!