At the Springs Preserve, the safety of our guests, employees and community is and remains a top priority. Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with recommendations outlined within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mitigation strategies, the Springs Preserve will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Previously booked private events are being considered on a case-by-case basis. The Divine Cafe at the Springs Preserve will also close.
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. The Preserve features museums, galleries, outdoor concerts and events, colorful botanical gardens and an interpretive trail system that meanders through a scenic wetland habitat.
No matter the season, there’s always something fun happening at the Springs Preserve. Check out all the upcoming events at the Springs Preserve.
Spring Plant Sale
March 21-22, 8am-1pm
Hundreds of native and desert-adapted plant varieties will be available for purchase at our annual Spring Plant Sale! Gardening experts will also be on hand to provide free planting advice and answer customer questions. New and existing Springs Preserve members will receive a special 10 percent off discount on plants, as well as exclusive early access beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 21. Admission to the sale is FREE. You must pay admission for all extras, museums etc.
Learning and Libations
March 26th, 6pm-8pm
Cacti and cocktails, succulents and Syrah… Introducing a new twist to our Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour! Sip on adult beverages, nibble delicious appetizers, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Valley from the Divine Cafe patio—all while learning about fantastic plants from local plant expert extraordinaire, Jonathan Spears of Sage Design Studios. Admission is $49 (includes 2 drinks, appetizers and class admission) and reservations are required as limited seating is available.
Making Sense: The Art and Passion of Fragrance
Feb 2- May 3, 9am-5pm
Blending flora, fashion and fragrance, this interactive exhibit offers a unique, innovative experience where visitors will discover the plants and flowers behind some of the world’s iconic perfumes. Interact with 10 different scent-seeking stations, each containing their own mystery scent and story. Discover the unique designs of more than 200 intricately designed perfume bottles in “Perfume Palace” bottle display. Make your own fragrance using computerized stations where you can create your own fragrance card, and explore the power of essential oils, including the methodology of fragrance combination. FREE for members or with paid Springs Preserve general admission.
Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show
Weekends and Spring Break, Feb.22-April 19, 2020, 11am & 1pm
Big Springs Theater
Head to the Springs Preserve for an action-packed show with incredible dogs and their handlers performing amazing stunts, thrilling audiences of all ages. Most of the performing pet stars have been adopted from various animal shelters throughout the U.S. This show is a must-see hit! Free for members or with paid general admission. No reservations required, but seats fill up fast so we recommend arriving a few minutes early to ensure you get a spot.
Toddler Time– Bring your little ones for kid-friendly activities and stories, with new themes weekly! Every Thursday from 11am-11:45am. Free for members or with paid general admission.
Crack a Jumbo Geode
Location: Nature Exchange
Break open your own jumbo geode, discover the sparkling surprise inside, and take your treasure home! We’ve got the tools—you supply the muscles. $4 members, $5 non-members with paid general admission.
Springs Preserve Mining Camp
Experience the thrill of mining your own minerals, gems and fossils. Purchase your mining kit in the Gift Shop and prospect for sluice-box treasure, then choose what you want to mine and take your treasures home! $9 for members, $10 for non-members.
Select Saturdays, 7am-9am. Upcoming dates: Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14, April 11, May 9
Springs Preserve (Meet at the ticket podium.)
The Audubon Society will lead a walking tour to explore the many birds of the Springs Preserve. Join us as we learn just how diverse and wonderful our feathered friends are. Tour Tip- Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes! FREE.
*Botanical Garden Guided Walk*–
Join the experts for a free 45-minute guided walk through our beautiful Botanical Garden at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on select Saturdays and Sundays. In the Botanical Garden, meet up at the Gardens Center near the entrance to the GardensCheck the calendar for details. *The Botanical Garden and Butterfly Habitat will close for most of 2020 for improvements, but the rest of the property will remain open.
Be sure to check their calendar events page and their Facebook page often for new fun and exciting things to come at the Springs Preserve. Tickets to the Springs Preserve begin at $4.95 for children and go up to $18.95 for visitor Adults. Children 2 and under are always free. They can be purchased online at the link.
If you frequent the Springs Preserve, membership would be a great savings. Memberships start at just $30 for an individual and $60 for a family. All members enjoy:
- Year-round Springs Preserve AND Nevada State Museum access
- Discounts on activities and in the Divine Cafe and Gift Shop
- Exclusive member previews and events
- American Horticulture Society Reciprocal Admissions Program(Opens another site in new window) discounts to 300+ gardens nationwide
(Photos courtesy www.springspreserve.org)
*Due to proactive efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, certain events/promotions may be cancelled-sometimes at the last minute. We make every effort to make sure everything on Vegas Living on the Cheap is 100% accurate. Please double-check that the event is still on, before you head out!
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