The Bandelier Visitor Center focuses on the cultural history of the area, and the museum includes an Ancestral Pueblo pottery exhibit and two life-size model representations comparing past and present Pueblo life.
Hours of operation for the visitor center:
Summer: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Monday of Labor Day weekend)
Winter: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (When mountain Standard time is observed; approx. Nov.- Mar.)
Spring/Fall: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (When Mountain Daylight time is observed in April & Sept.- Oct.)
The park and Visitor Center are open daily except for holiday closures December 25 and January 1 and extreme weather closures.
Cultural Demonstrations occur every summer weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day and include pottery- and drum-making, flint-knapping, wood-carving, traditional dancing, painting, outdoor bread-baking, and making blankets out of turkey feathers.
Nightwalks are led by a ranger once a week during the summer and twice between December 25th and New Years Day. They are silent, hour-long walks through the dark. Fee is $6 per adult and $3 per child.
The visitor center also provides information about other outdoor activities in the park, such as cross-country skiing or birdwatching.