Scientist Saturdays

Scientist Saturdays




Come explore and learn at the Nature Park!


The Asombro Institute for Science Education has a Scientist On-Duty at our Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park on the first Saturdays of each month from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.


Have questions? Need help finding your way around? The Asombro Institute Scientist is here to help!


This event is free and open to all!

Upcoming Dates



Tentatively Scheduled for Saturday, October 5th

8 am – 12 pm




Activities and Amenities

The Asombro Scientist brings along the Institute’s natural history collections to help you learn about the fascinating plants and animals of our region. This includes examining skulls, pelts, and plant samples from the Chihuahuan Desert.


We offer free drinking water, hot coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies in the morning (while supplies last).  There are also free souvenirs, as well as souvenirs available for purchase.




There are restroom facilities and drinking water available near the parking area on Scientist Saturdays.  You can explore the park on the paved Desert Experience Mini Trail or one of our unpaved trails!


We hope to see you at the Nature Park!



Learn more about the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park by clicking here.