Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

Leonora Curtin Wetlands

The Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve lies in an open piñon-juniper woodland, connecting the grasslands of the Galisteo Basin and Rio Grande River valley to the wooded Sangre de Cristo foothills. The preserve’s natural spring, or cienega, provides an oasis for migratory birds and butterflies, as well as a habitat for nesting songbirds, coyotes, bobcats and other wildlife.

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The Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 3pm. Access to LCWP is only available through the museum.


Regular museum admission will apply: 

Adults: $6 

Seniors (62+) and teens: (13-17) $4

 Children (12 & under): FREE 

Blue Star (active military & family): FREE


 For private tours, programming, and access through W. Frontage Road, please call 505-471-2261 for reservations. 

*Comfortable shoes, hats, sunscreen, and water are HIGHLY recommended.

Thank you and have a great time!

Wetlands Events

Plant Walk October4

Join Halley Strongwater of Loam for a plant walk! Explore the native medicinal, edible, and wild plants of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve; and learn some basic botany and the Latin names of the plants. Halley Strongwater is a clinical herbalist and the founder of Loam, a bioregional plant medicine store based in Santa Fe.


When: Saturday, October 21, 9–11am

Where: Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

Price: Adult participants are $25 each. Payment due at time of booking.

What to Bring: Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and a good sun hat.

How to Sign Up: Sign up by visiting our Contact Page and selecting "Planning My Visit." The tour is limited to 10 adults, and the tour will only be given if all spots are filled.