Meet the sinister side of the plant world at
the "Wicked Plants" exhibit.
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.
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.
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.
Embrace the holiday magic at the Springs Preserve and join us for train rides with Santa on Dec. 22 - 24, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Santa reads holiday stories and hands out candy canes as our "Polar Express" train takes a special journey.
Rides run hourly five times each day at 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Admission is $3 for members and $5 for non-members with general admission. For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.
Don't be a pain in the drain! Bring your used cooking oil and grease to the Springs Preserve to be safely recycled this holiday season.
Cooking oil and grease will be accepted for recycling Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 15, 2015 (after Christmas) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
It's easy to recycle your cooking oil. Just use a funnel to carefully pour the used oil back into its original container, seal it, and then bring it to the Preserve's South Ticketing parking lot, where a special collection receptacle will be available.
For more information visit the Springs Preserve website.
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., beginning Nov. 6.
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.
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.
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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