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Springs Preserve Events

You Bet Your Wildlife Game Show

Test your wildlife IQ at the You Bet Your
Wildlife Game 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.

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., through Nov. 30. Admission is free for members or included with paid general admission. 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 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.

Haunted Harvest

Spooktacular fun for all ages awaits those who dare enter the Spring Preserve's annual Haunted Harvest.

The family-friendly event features a haunted hay maze, trick or treat stations, carnival games, a petting zoo, live entertainment from Mad Science and Halloween High's Monster Bash, and much more spooktacular fun.

Event dates and times:

  • Oct. 17 - 19, 5 - 9 p.m.
  • Oct. 24 - 26, 5 - 9 p.m.

Admission is $6 and free for children 4 and under. Members receive half off admission. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Día de Muertos

Come down to the Springs Preserve Nov. 1 - 2, 2014, from 4 to 9 p.m., and take part in a 3,000-year-old Hispanic celebration honoring loved ones.

This family-friendly event is full of joy and tradition, blending rich customs with exciting activities such as live theater and dance performances, mariachis, face painting, sugar skull decorating and an art exhibition.

Admission in advance is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Admission on the day of the event is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Admission for members is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.

Tails & Trails

The Springs Preserve is going to the dogs when we host our Tails & Trails event on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Join dogs from throughout Southern Nevada and the people they own together for a day of canine-friendly fun.

Tails & Trails will feature unguided hikes for humans and their canine friends (dogs only; sorry, no cats or other animals) on the Springs Preserve's 3.65 miles of trails.

Enjoy tail-waggin' demos, retail and service booths and shelter and adoption information, too!

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

Night at the Museum: The Polar Express

Parents can drop off their kids at the Springs Preserve for a safe night of entertainment including a screening of the PG-rated film, "The Polar Express" on Saturday, Dec. 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.

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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