Community Experience

Los Alamos is one of the most picturesque and thriving communities in New Mexico. Perched at 7,320’ in the scenic Jemez Mountains on the Pajarito Plateau, Los Alamos is the next-door neighbor to Santa Fe and Taos. Home to three national parks, 150+ mile trails network, Pajarito Mountain ski area, Los Alamos is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise.

Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) has long been a foundation for our local economy and generates globally important research, and goods and services to protect national security. As LANL continues to produce world-class science and technology, keen entrepreneurs are finding new applications for Lab-born innovations in the international marketplace.

With mountain living highlighting stunning vistas, 300+ days of sunshine a year, traffic-free, clean air, little crime, excellent schools, and outstanding outdoor amenities and activities, Los Alamos truly offers a community experience that cultivates curiosity and creates aha moments every day.

Where Discoveries Are Made

Los Alamos is truly a place where discoveries are made. This is the ongoing promise we make to our residents, businesses, organizations and visitors.

From the national lab to high-tech ventures, from indoor classes to outdoor adventures, the people of Los Alamos are making discoveries every single day. We call them aha moments. Some are small and make us smile. Some forever change the world.

As you discover more about Los Alamos, you’ll find that we continually strive to enhance the Los Alamos community experience and create aha moments for all, whether living, working, playing or staying here.

Discoveries Action Team

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Discoveries Action Team will postpone any further action with respect to branding (current projects) until further notice.

The Discoveries Action Team is a volunteer group open to all community members who share a passion to make Los Alamos a wonderful place to live, work, play and stay. Discovery Action Team members meet monthly to discover new ways to cultivate curiosity and create aha moments.

Discoveries Action Team Goals:

  • Enhance the Los Alamos community experience
  • Promote what makes Los Alamos unique
  • Create a network of community ambassadors
  • Market together with a unified voice to attract new residents, businesses and visitors

Our Latest Aha Moment: Trick-or-Treating at Los Alamos Medical Center

To learn more about the Discoveries Action Team, email inquiries to

Access the current meeting schedule here.

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Tune in to KRSN every Wednesday morning before the Discovery Action Team meeting to listen to a LIVE interview with a Discovery Action Team member. Find out why they’re making a difference in Los Alamos with the brand “where discoveries are made” inside their business or organization!

Man and woman enjoying a museum exhibit

Community Ambassadors

In our effort to enhance the “Discoveries” experience, Los Alamos is building a network of community ambassadors. These individuals love Los Alamos and take great pride in their town.

A customized community ambassador training program for Los Alamos is being developed. The program will be comprised of brief online coursework and a short class that focuses on the unique community attributes of Los Alamos.

To learn more about Los Alamos community ambassadors, email inquiries to


Los Alamos is a unique community that provides a quality of life and place second to none. Considered to be one of the happiest, healthiest and safest towns in America, it offers exemplary schools and quality employment opportunities.

We recommend you reach out to the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or the Los Alamos Economic Development Department. They will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with additional contact information.

Art, history, culture, science, recreation, three national parks and the great outdoors comprise the visitor experience in Los Alamos. If you seek a place that offers a scenic wonderland while stimulating the heart and mind, Los Alamos is your ideal destination. Lots of Aha Moments ahead.

Start your Los Alamos journey by contacting or stopping by our visitor centers in Los Alamos or White Rock. The Play & Stay page of our website provides visitor information and links to many travel amenities and providers.

Los Alamos is a community that works together to cultivate curiosity and create aha moments for its residents, businesses, organizations and visitors.