If you love science and space and are looking for an interesting day trip, then you have to go visit The Very Large Array. It is the world’s largest radio telescope, consisting of 27 dish antennas and is only about a 3 1/2 hour drive from Santa Fe. We promise you it is fascinating and well worth the trip!
Best of all VLA now hosts three guided tours on the first and third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. No reservations are required! Simply show up at the VLA Visitor Center 30 minutes before your desired tour time. These tours last 50 minutes and take visitors to areas behind-the-scenes at the VLA. Staff and VLA Volunteers are on hand to answer questions. The next tour is on January 19th!