Adult Night Inspired by Nature: Sifting through Sand and Time

Wednesday Nov 20, 2019

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 841-2802
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Kristen Hsueh

Phone: 505-841-2877
Website: Click to Visit

Dr. Larry Crumpler teaches how to read the tales hidden in the layers of sediment and discover how the landscape has inspired artists and create a work of art using sand art and succulents.


The landscape of New Mexico truly creates our land of enchantment. From the mountains to the lava flows, the geologic landscape is breath taking. Come learn from Dr. Larry Crumpler, NMMNHS Research Curator of Volcanology and Space Science, how to read the tales hidden the layers of sediment and discover how our landscape has inspired artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe. Then, a truly unique experience...First "walk on the Moon". The Museum is one of only a few places to have a giant moon map on loan from NASA. New Mexico has long been involved in studying the geology of the Moon (and using New Mexico's volcanoes as analogs to lunar volcanism). We are the first to have the NASA Moon Map after its appearance on the National Mall in Washington DC to celebrate the Apollo 11 Anniversary. So...come and walk on the moon...and then create your own work of art with Moonlight Makes using sand art and succulents. Tickets $40. 21+ only (bring your I.D.) All tickets include a voucher for one free drink and additional drinks can be purchased at the cash bar. A portion of every ticket sale will go to help support the Volcano exhibit upgrade project. Preregister at