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Vegas Night Life Animal Show

The kangaroo rat is just one of the many
"stars" of the Vegas Night Life Animal Show.

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.

Fore! The Planet

Eighteen holes of serious fun! Explore a tropical rainforest, navigate a polluted waterway and learn how to make a wildlife refuge in your own backyard, all while playing a game of indoor miniature golf. Serious fun for the whole family!

Holes include Butterfly Life Cycle, Seed Dispersal, Bat Sonar, Food Chain, Geologic Time, Backyard Explorer, Natural Selection, Predator and Prey, Dinosaur Extinction, Recycling, Spawning Salmon, Landfills, Wild Corridors, Bird Migration, Water Pollution, Alien Species, Population Threats, and Rainforest Threats.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 1, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free for members or included with paid general admission. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Vegas Night Life Animal Show

The real animals in Vegas come out at night. Some are freaky. Some are sneaky. And, some are downright creepy.

Come meet the motley crew at the Springs Preserve's live, interactive show. You'll uncover the Mojave Desert's nocturnal animals—geckoes, centipedes, nightsnakes and more—and the "hidden nightlife" that happens while you sleep.

The show happens twice daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., through Sept. 1. Admission is free for members or included with paid general admission. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

You Bet Your Wildlife Game Show

Step right up as the next contestant in our wild and wacky live quiz show, where you'll test your knowledge of nature through exciting games and challenges.

Play along with our Springs Preserve naturalists and boost your Mojave Desert wildlife IQ -- you may learn a little, but laugh a lot!

The show happens twice daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sept. 6 through Nov. 30. Admission is free for members or included with paid general admission. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Water Smart Landscape Design Series

Join landscape experts at the Springs Preserve and learn how to create a beautiful water-smart landscape, just in time for fall, our valley's best planting and growing season. Topics include the principles of landscape design, plant selection and installation.

The workshops take place on Saturdays in August from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $30 for members or $40 for non-members. Reservations are required. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Autumn Plant Sale

Desert-adapted plant species can be yours for a song at our semi-annual sale on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Find plants the nurseries simply don't have, plus get tips from the experts on planting and care.

The sale will feature limited quantities of native and drought-tolerant plant species, sold in container sizes ranging from 2 inches up to 5 gallons. Gardens staff experts will be on hand to answer customers' questions about how to care for their new plants.

Members enjoy a special preview sale from 7 to 8 a.m.

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

Night at the Museum: Monsters University

Parents can drop off their kids at the Springs Preserve for a safe night of entertainment including a screening of the PG-rated film, "Monsters University" on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The evening will feature various kid-friendly group activities, and snacks and a pizza dinner will be served to all children in attendance.

Admission is $25 per child (ages 5-12 only). Members receive $5 off. Reservations are required and space is limited. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Wicked Plants: The Exhibit

Step into a macabre world of diabolical botanicals! Meet the social misfits of the plant world -- poisonous, carnivorous, nasty and altogether mean, these plants are on the attack! Explore their eerie secrets!

The exhibit runs Sept. 21, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free for members or included with paid general admission. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Asian Heritage Celebration

We're celebrating Asian heritage on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with delicious food, a children's lantern parade, traditional musical and dance performances, karaoke, origami activities and more!

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

ONE DROP Walk For Water

Join us for ONE DROP's Walk for Water on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and pay tribute to the millions of women and children - particularly girls - who spend hours a day collecting water.

The walk will end at the Springs Preserve with a family-friendly event including live music and entertainment, food, carnival games and much more.

Admission is $15-25. 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.

Note: The Farmer's Market at the Springs Preserve is currently on hiatus.

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