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.
Black History Month Festival
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come celebrate the many inspiring accomplishments and contributions of African Americans to our community with music, food and dance at our 11th annual Black History Month Festival. It’s an event for the whole family that includes: Live bands and dance performances, Vegas Golden Knights floor hockey clinic, Children’s activities including face painting, carnival games, and arts & crafts and much more! Event ticket includes free entrance to the Springs Preserve’s museums and galleries, including the Nevada State Museum.
Non-members: $6. Individual and Family members: $5. Bronze, Silver State Pass, Gold and Platinum members receive free admission. Free for children age 2 and under. Military discount available online with discount code and on-site (ID required.) No reservations required. But we do recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid a sell-out risk.
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.
Clint Carvalho and His Extreme Parrots
Weekends and Major Holidays (MLK Day and Presidents Day), Jan. 4-Feb. 17, 2020, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. There will be an additional 3 p.m. show on Saturday, Feb. 15 only.
Big Springs Theater
They’re smart, they’re extreme, they’ll make the whole crowd scream! Back by popular demand, Clint Carvalho and His Extreme Parrots return to the Springs Preserve with their heart-stopping live show. Tickets are very limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your timed ticket up to one hour before showtime at the Origen Museum entrance. Any seats that are unclaimed 5 minutes before showtime will be made available to other visitors. Free for members or with paid 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.
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.
Check out how kids can get in free in January and February here.
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)
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