Earthship Tour Tickets

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  • Self-Guided Tours available daily – visitors are welcome to arrive anytime from 10am – 4pm.
    • $6+tax per person if purchased online ahead of time
    • $8+tax per person if purchased at the door
    • Free for Taos locals
    • Free for ages 12 and under
  • 1.5 hour Guided Tour available from 3:30 – 5pm.
    • $20+tax per person
    • Only available for purchase online ahead of time
    • Limited to 10 people per day
    • Offered on Weekends only (Friday-Sunday)
  • Gallery Visit 10am – 4pm
    • Suggested Donation to Biotecture Planet Earth (earthship nonprofit organization): $2 per person
    • Free for Taos locals
    • Limited to 30 minutes if there is a line at the door
  • Private Tours
    • Must book at least 2 weeks in advance
    • Only available Monday – Thursday between 11am and 2:30pm
    • Contact visitorcenter@earthship.com or 575-613-4409
    • Starting price is $60+tax an hour

Self-Guided Tour

Visitors welcome to arrive anytime between 10am – 4pm.

Select your desired day to visit and how many members in your party.
Tickets priced per person.

Guided Tour

Weekends 3:30pm – 5pm

Select your desired day to visit and how many members in your party.

Tickets priced per person.


  • Find us at 2 Earthship Way, Tres Piedras, NM 87577
    • We are located 1.5 miles northwest of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
    • Our Earthship Visitor Center is located right off of Highway 64 West. Some mapping directions will take you through the Greater World Earthship Community. PLEASE RESPECT THE NO TRESPASSING SIGNS AND DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH OUR PRIVATE COMMUNITY.
  • New Mandatory Rules
    • Masks are required
    • Group sizes larger than 10 people must split up
    • The use of hand sanitizer, provided by us
    • If you are sick, please go home and take care of yourself
    • You will be asked to leave if the rules are not followed

We are unable to offer refunds for no-shows nor same-day cancellations at this time. Per our cancellation policy, refunds and/or credit is available with a minimum 48 hour notice prior to your scheduled tour date.

If you or someone you live with has a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please contact the NM Dept of Health at 855-600-3453 and refrain from visiting Earthships until you or your loved-ones are no longer exhibiting these symptoms.

What’s an Earthship?

An earthship is an off-the-grid and self-sufficient home that is made out of primarily natural and recycled materials like earth-rammed tires, cans, and bottles. Earthships harvest their own water from the sky and recycle that water multiple times. They grow their own food, treat their own sewage, and collect power from the sun and wind. They also use passive solar heating and cooling. Imagine no utility bills and a home that takes care of you year round.

What the self-guided tour includes:

The self-guided tour is within the Visitor Center building and two pathways to walk around outside. The Visitor Center building is a fully functioning earthship designed to provide education about Earthship Biotecture. You will be greeted at the front desk by one of our friendly staff members whom will provide you with some helpful information before beginning your self-guided tour. You will begin by walking through the greenhouse where you will learn about different functions of the building and experience the plentiful diversity of plants. At the end of the greenhouse you will enter a video viewing room where you will find a few videos that are on a loop which lasts about 10 minutes. The next room will be a slideshow viewing room where you can see photographs of the thousands of earthships around the world. This includes earthship humanitarian projects, personal homes, primary schools, and much more (about 15 minutes). You will then walk through the systems hallway to learn about and view our Water Organizing Module and our Power Organizing Module. You will then walk through our gallery (see gallery description below). There are two pathways available outside. One pathway takes you up to the roof to see our rain catchment system. The other pathway is south of the Visitor Center across the driveway where you will find ropes and arrows that guide you around the outside of a few other buildings.

What the 1.5-hour guided tour includes:

You will meet outside of the Earthship Visitor Center at 3:25pm. Once everyone has arrived, one of our friendly staff will take the group on a walk to our Earthship Classroom.  Once arriving to our classroom, your tour guide will use hanging panels to explain a bit about the history and what defines earthships today (for about 40 minutes). They will then take you into and around a few of our other educational facility buildings. These buildings include our simple survival buildings, the E.V.E. project, the first Earthship built in the community, and then through our Earthship Visitor Center. This tour is offered every day for the summer months from 3:30pm – 5pm. Tickets are only available for purchase online. Please wear appropriate shoes for dirt/muddy roads and pathways and rain gear for monsoon season.

What the gallery includes:

The gallery experience includes learning panels, photographs, merchandise (including many educational books on sale for purchase), one of our knowledgable staff members for questions, access to a restroom, and of course being inside of an earthship!

We can be reached at 575-613-4409 or visitorcenter@earthship.com every day from 10am – 4pm MDT.