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JULY & AUGUST - SPRINGS PRESERVE EVENTS & PROGRAMSADVENTURE IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AT SPRINGS PRESERVE

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS – JULY & AUGUST 2024

Dinosaur Explorer

Through September 2

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday-Monday

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Dinosaur fans won’t want to miss the Dinosaur Explorer exhibit at the Springs Preserve. The exhibit explores the wildest, wackiest and most wonderous dinosaurs and examines human physiology through the lens of these magnificent creatures. Although they lived millions of years before us, dinosaurs adapted to not only survive, but to thrive on Earth. Create your own personalized dinosaur, step into a nest and discover why these creatures were dino-mite. Presented by Imagine Exhibitions. Free for members or included with general admission.

 

Night at the Museum: Jurassic World

Saturday, July 13

4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Take your dinosaur to dinner and a movie at this exciting event. Enjoy the classic film Jurassic World along with dinner, movie snacks, dinosaur-themed activities and access to the Springs Preserve’s Origen Museum. Cost: $20 for nonmembers; $15 for members. Reservations are required; seating is limited. Purchase tickets at springspreserve.org

 

**Nuwu Pahsats Speaker Series

Carrie Calisay Cannon: Plants of the Mojave Desert and Traditional Tribal Uses

Saturday, July 20

4- 6 p.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Carrie Calisay Cannon, member of the Oklahoma Kiowa Tribe and also of Oglala Lakota ancestry, shares her expertise as a wildlife biologist and ethnobotanist with the Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Grand Canyon of Arizona. Participants will learn about the many traditional Tribal plant uses and which plants make North American Deserts unique. The Nuwu Pahsats (Southern Paiute Garden) Speaker Series provides a space for Indigenous Knowledge Givers to share their cultural lifeways and experience with the greater community, emphasizing sustainable relationships with water, plants and the landscape. The event is free, but registration is required. Register at springspreserve.org

 

Garden Series: Summer Vegetables

Saturday, July 13

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Can you really grow veggies in the summer in the desert? You bet! Learn what to plant during the hottest season of the year. Cost: $15 for nonmembers; $10 for members. Reservations are required; seating is limited. Purchase tickets at springspreserve.org

 

**Summer Garden Series: Cacti and Succulents

Sunday, Aug. 11

9 a.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. Learn more about these desert-adapted plants and even how you can propagate them! Cost: $15 for nonmembers; $10 for members. Reservations are required; seating is limited. Purchase tickets at springspreserve.org

 

**Summer Garden Series: Harvesting & Seed Saving

Saturday, Sept. 14

9 a.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Learn when your fruits and vegetables are ready for harvest and how to save seeds to plant next year. Cost: $15 for nonmembers; $10 for members. Reservations are required; seating is limited. Purchase tickets at springspreserve.org

 

RECURRING ACTIVITIES – JULY 2024

Springs Safari: Cicada Safari

Saturdays & Sundays in July

11 a.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Come bug out and get up close and personal with cicadas. Get the buzz on these summertime bugs, while learning about their unique life cycle and their loud, distinctive songs. Free for members or included with general admission.

 

Conservation for Kids: The Hardest Working River

Saturdays & Sundays in July

1 p.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Embark on a journey up and down the Colorado River. The Colorado may not be the largest or even the longest river, but it is the hardest working river in the West! Discover the wonders of the river through educational and fun interactive activities. Free for members or included with general admission.

 

Nature Exchange Badge Class: Architecture

Saturdays & Sundays in July

2 p.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Learn about the art and technique of designing and building in the July Nature Exchange Badge Class focused on architecture. Explore how the Springs Preserve practices sustainable architecture and develop your own building project. Free for members or included with general admission.

 

RECURRING ACTIVITIES -- AUGUST 2024

**Springs Safari: Scat and Tracks

Saturdays & Sundays in August

11 a.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Join this adventure and explore animal tracks and scat. Giggle your way through class as you discover the hidden secrets of wildlife through their tracks and droppings (a.k.a. poop)!  Free for members or included with general admission.

 

**Conservation for Kids: Planet Protectors

Saturdays & Sundays in August

1 p.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Small actions can make a big difference when it comes to protecting the planet. Learn about trees and their superpowers; why recycling makes you a hero; and how you can protect the planet. All Planet Protectors are welcome. Free for members or included with general admission.

 

**Nature Exchange Badge Class:  Entomology

Saturdays & Sundays in August

2 p.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Study the differences and similarities between all kinds of creepy crawlers and learn more about why insects, and their arachnid friends, are essential to our ecosystems. Free for members or included with general admission.

 

ONGOING PROGRAMMING & ATTRACTIONS

Toddler Time Kids’ Activity

Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Bring your little ones to the Springs Preserve for kid-friendly fun with a new theme every week! Recommended for ages 5 and under. Free for members or included with general admission.

 

Drop-in Demonstrations

Thursday-Monday

Check onsite for details

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Learn more about the Springs Preserve and the natural world with free and fun activities throughout the property. Meet with experts who share information on a variety of subjects ranging from Archaeology, Gardens, Zoology and more! Free for members or with general admission.

 

WaterWorks Museum

Thursday-Monday

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

WaterWorks Museum is an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of water treatment and delivery in Southern Nevada. Learn about the challenges and triumphs of the journey of water. The exhibit, located in the Charleston Heights Pumping Station, is presented by the Las Vegas Valley Water District, Southern Nevada Water Authority and Springs Preserve, in partnership with ONE DROP™, with contributions from the RBC Blue Water Project and Springs Preserve Foundation. Free for members or included with general admission.

 

Boomtown 1905

Thursday-Monday

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Step back in time at Boomtown 1905, a recreated early Las Vegas streetscape. Explore historical re-creations of the original train depot, Arizona Club, Majestic Theatre, First State Bank, Lincoln Hotel, and Las Vegas Mercantile. Encounter interpretive, interactive exhibits and period décor to learn about early-1900s Las Vegas. Free for members or included with general admission.

 

Springs CaféThursday-Monday

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

The Springs Café offers exceptional sammiches, salads, brunch, burgers and libations. Made from fresh, healthy ingredients, menu items include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

 

About the Springs Preserve

Commonly known as the "birthplace of Las Vegas," the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas' dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Located just three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is an award-winning family destination dedicated to exploring green living and desert life through botanical gardens, interactive science and nature exhibits, animal exhibits and trails offering hiking and train rides. Indoor experiences include exhibition galleries featuring art, experiential and traveling exhibits, the Springs Café, gift shop, and the Nevada State Museum. Plan your visit at springspreserve.org. 

 

ADMISSION

General admission for Nevada residents with ID is $9.95 for adults, $4.95 for children ages 3 to 17, and free for children 2 and under. General admission for non-Nevada residents is $18.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 3 to 17, and free for children 2 and under.

 

General admission includes access to the Nevada State Museum. Special event and class admission prices vary and can be found at springspreserve.org. The Springs Preserve is located at 333 South Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107.

 

Springs Preserve Hours

The Springs Preserve is open Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nevada State Museum is open Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Springs Café is open Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours vary for classes and special events.

 

Springs Preserve Membership

Springs Preserve memberships are the perfect way to share the Springs Preserve with family and friends and are available online or at the Springs Preserve Ticketing Office. All memberships include year-round Springs Preserve and Nevada State Museum access, discounts for activities, select events, Springs Cafe and The Springs Preserve Gift Shop. Individual membership is $30, and a Value Family membership is $60 which includes two adults and up to six kids under 18. Donor memberships are also available. Visit springspreserve.org for a list of additional donor options and details.



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