The Family YMCA

1450 Iris St. Los Alamos, NM 87544

Los Alamos Teen Center

Los Alamos Teen Center

We have a variety of interesting programs and activities going on during this time.

UPDATED HOURS:  Saturday 10/28 through Saturday 11/25 we will be open 3-11

                                   Mon 11/20, Tues 11/21, & Wed 11/22 we will be open 12-8p


CLOSURES:             Friday 11/10 & Saturday 11/20 in observance of Veterens Day

                            Thursday 11/23 & Friday 11/24 in observance of Thanksgiving


November Events and Activities:

  • 11/2 (4-6p): Dia De Los Muertos Tea Party
  • 11/8 (4-5p): Teen Council Meeting - Be a part of shaping what the Teen Center does, by helping plan special events and activities for you and your peers.
  • 11/20 (4-7p): Video Game Night @ PEEC - Join us to play video games in the planetarium.
  • 11/21 (12p-4p): Turkey Climb - Staying in Los Alamos for Thanksgiving Break? Come do some rock climbing with the Youth Mobilizers.  A small lunch will be provided at the Teen Center at 12p and the we will head over to the YMCA Climbing Wall. Limited space available.  To sign up click the link:
  • 11/22 (4-5p): Friendsgiving Potluck - Bring your favorite dish to share with friends for a pre-Thanksgiving meal.
  • 11/29 (4-6p): Sky: Children of the Light Tea Party -  Come relax with us and enjoy some fun snacks and delicious teas.
  • 12/2 (6-9p): Cocoa and Movie night - We will have hot cocoa for you to enjoy.  Feel free to take it outside and watch the Holiday Light Parade or stay inside and enjoy a holiday movie with us.

You can also stay updated on LATC Events and Activities if you:

To hang out at the Teen Center or participate in our in-person activities you must complete a Membership Packet. They are available at the Teen Center or can be downloaded with the links in the "Membership" section below.

Current members who are returning to in-person use for the first time since March 2020 will need to complete the COVID Waiver linked below.



The mission of our Teen Center is to strengthen the self-efficacy and resiliency of community youth through educational support and positive youth development programs.


We reside in the historic Community Building in the center of town, where we have over 10,000 square feet of specially designed program space to serve our teens. LATC is operationally funded by Los Alamos County, and administrated by The Family YMCA. Additionally, we have a myriad of other project partners and donors that help make our programs possible.

Facilities include: Music recording studio, music performance space, movie/gaming room, 2 computer labs, art studio, yoga studio, snack bar, classrooms, and an outdoor deck with amazing views.


LATC has various enrichment programs, activities, events and trainings offered free to teens, in addition to youth-led projects that allow teens to impact their community.

We welcome your ideas and requests for new programming, and encourage you to come by and see what programs we are currently offering.

See a list programs and activities below.


Los Alamos Teen Center is free for all high school age teenagers living in and/or attending school in Los Alamso County. High school age home school students and teens working on their GED are welcome as well. "High school age" is defined as the summer after 8th grade through the summer after high school graduation (or the home school equivalent).

Contact staff with any questions regarding membership eligibility.

Pick up a membership packet at our front desk today or download and complete one using the links below!

Membership Packet 17 & Under

Membership Packet 18+

COVID Waiver for Existing Members

Hours of Operation

 School Year Hours  Summer Hours
 Mon-Thurs: 2:00pm - 8:00 pm  Mon-Thurs: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 Friday: 2:00pm - 11:00 pm  Friday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00 pm  Saturday: 1:00 pm -11:00 pm

Los Alamos Teen Center Address:

475 20th Street, Suite C
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Ph: (505) 695-7415

Director: Eli Argo

Asst. Director: Crystal Hollon

Social Media
Teen Center Discord Server

Teen Center Programs & Opportunities:

After-Homecoming/Prom Events
Arts & Resiliency
Laser Tag Events
Monthly Themed Tea Parties
Movie Nights
Mural Painting
Music Recording & Production
Open Art Studio
Teen Council
Video Creation & Editing
Youth Mobilizers

Los Alamos Teen Center Major Supporters

  • Delle Foundation
  • Los Alamos County
  • Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board
  • Alex & Christina Simons
  • SMSI

Project Partners

  • Fuller Lodge Art Center
  • Leadership Los Alamos
  • Los Alamos County DWI Program
  • Los Alamos Photography Club
  • Los Alamos Public Schools
  • Los Alamos Youth Activity Center
  • PAC 8
  • PEEC
  • SALA



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