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Springs Preserve Events

Mad Science MANIA

Mad Science MANIA returns to the Springs
Preserve through May 31.

Throughout the year, the Springs Preserve offers a wide variety of events and activities for kids and adults. Visit SpringsPreserve.org or call (702) 822-7700 for more information on any of the events listed below.

Mad Science MANIA

Back by popular demand! Mad Scientists are roaming the Springs Preserve! This live, interactive show invites YOU into the "lab" for weird, wild and wonderful science fun.

Young Einsteins can come back over and over: We have NEW experiments and explosive antics every month!

The show is held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekends and holidays, through May 31, 2015. Admission is free for members or included with paid general admission. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Día del Niño

Join us at the Springs Preserve on Saturday, April 25, from noon until 5 p.m., to honor children and celebrate childhood with our annual Día del Niño event.

Celebrated worldwide at various times throughout the year, notably in countries such as Mexico, Día del Niño is all about the little ones.

We'll be offering hours of fun for children of all ages, including clowns and magicians, cooking demos, face painting, carnival games, a petting zoo, traditional Mexican food and drink, hands-on arts and crafts and much more.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-17, and free for children age 4 and under. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Chocolate: The Exhibition

Indulge your senses and unwrap the secrets of this sumptuous sweet that we crave! Chocolate: The Exhibition will be at the Springs Preserve through May 3, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Visitors will:

  • Learn how different cultures indulge their shared fascination of chocolate
  • Follow cacao's transition from a bitter drink to a sweet treat
  • Explore a replica life-size cacao tree and its native rainforest ecosystem
  • Barter cacao seeds for goods in an Aztec market
  • Manipulate a conveyor belt and learn about the inventions involved in mass-producing chocolate

Admission is free for members or with paid general admission. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

'Ohana Festival

The Springs Preserve 'Ohana Festival is a family-friendly celebration of Hawaiian and Pacific Islander culture, held on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Commemorating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and highlighting the importance of 'ohana (family) in Pacific Island cultures, the third annual Springs Preserve 'Ohana Festival event will feature great food, live music, performances by local hula schools, an outdoor luau with kids games, and more!

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12, free for children age 4 and under. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Ice Cream Festival

Sweet treats and yummy eats will be on the menu as we host our annual all-you-can-eat Ice Cream Festival on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature stations serving ice cream sundaes, novelties and root beer floats, with entertainment for all ages including airbrush tattoos, a photo booth, pony rides, family bingo, and a bubble play station.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 5-12, free for children age 4 and under. Members receive 50 percent off admission. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

The Green Chefs Farmers Market

Satisfy your appetite for sustainable, fresh produce at The Green Chefs Farmers Market at the Springs Preserve on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Enjoy fresh local produce, flowers, plants, herbs, baked goods, gardening workshops, cooking demonstrations and children's activities.

Admission is free. Regular admission prices will apply for access to museums and galleries. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Botanical Gardens Programming

The Botanical Gardens at the Springs Preserve provides a creative, innovative learning environment for visitors to explore native and non-native desert-adapted plant life through interpretive stations, hands-on workshops, guided tours, and more. To see the Botanical Garden's programming schedule, visit the Springs Preserve website.

About the Springs Preserve

The Springs Preserve is the best place to explore the Valley's vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking, trails, and live animal shows.

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