Adventure is Right Around the Corner at Springs Preserve



New shows, exhibits, activities and more await!



The Springs Preserve is open Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hours may vary for classes and special events. The Springs Preserve is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The Nevada State Museum is open Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Springs Café is open Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.



General admission for Nevada residents with ID is $9.95 for adults, $4.95 for children ages 3 to 17, and free for children 2 and under.


General admission for non-Nevada residents is $18.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 3 to 17, and free for children 2 and under.


General admission includes access to the Nevada State Museum. Special event and class admission prices vary and can be found at




Latino Conservation Week

July 15-23

Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra is an initiative led by the Hispanic Access Foundation. Throughout this week, the Springs Preserve will offer a diverse range of free activities for families to experience the outdoors and enjoy interactive exhibits, all while learning how to safeguard our land, water and air. Activities include:


  • Saturday, July 15: Cafecito and nature walk through the trails and Botanical Garden
  • July 17 & 20-22: Bilingual interactive guided tour of Earth Matters: Rethink the Future
  • Thursday, July 20: Storytime (In Spanish!) with Mr. Wow from La Bonita Supermarkets


Earth Matters: Rethink the Future Exhibition

Through Sept. 4

Earth Matters: Rethink the Future welcomes visitors to a place where they can explore our changing planet through a different lens, immerse themselves in incredible ecosystems, and learn how the smallest of actions can have a big impact on our natural world. Featuring thought-provoking and fully interactive exhibits, Earth Matters covers topical themes such as biodiversity, rising global temperatures, and carbon emissions across an informative journey that will inspire visitors to find new answers to big questions.


Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, September 23

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Spruce up your outdoor living spaces with the perfect desert-adapted plants. The fall plant sale will feature various plant species ranging from 2 inches to 5 gallons. Springs Preserve garden experts will be available to answer your gardening questions. For easy transport, be sure to bring a wagon or cart for your purchases. Admission to the plant sale is free.


Haunted Harvest

Thursday-Sunday, October 19-22

5-9 p.m.

Guaranteed to be a spooktacular good time, little ghosts and goblins will scream with delight at this family-friendly outdoor event. Attendance is limited and tickets are sold online only. Tickets go on-sale September 1. This event is expected to sell out.


Nevada Day

Friday, October 27

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

What better place to celebrate Nevada Day than at the birthplace of Las Vegas? Residents enjoy FREE general admission, special programming, explorations at the Nevada State Museum, and 180 acres of Nevadan nature.


Día de Muertos

Friday-Sunday, November 3-5

5-9 p.m.

This centuries-old celebration—rooted in Latin American cultures—honors loved ones through colorful and joyous traditions. Blending rich customs with exciting activities for all ages, Día de Muertos features live theater and dance performances, music and mariachis, entertaining games, arts and crafts, food vendors, and much more. Tickets go on sale September 1.




Toddler Time Kids’ Activity

Mondays, Thursday & Fridays

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Bring your little ones to the Springs Preserve for kid-friendly fun with a new theme every week! Recommended for ages 5 and under. Free for members or with general admission.


Ride the Train

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Jump aboard the Boomtown Express, a guided, narrated ride on our life-size locomotive. The train stops at Boomtown 1905, a recreated streetscape of early-1900s downtown Las Vegas. Free with admission or membership to the Springs Preserve. The train schedule is subject to change based on weather, road conditions and special event availability. For the safety of our guests, the trails and train will close when excessive heat warnings of 105 degrees or more are issued by the National Weather Service. Call 702-822-7700 or visit the Springs Preserve ticket office for the current schedule.


Crack A Geode Activity

10 a.m.-3p.m.

Choose it, smash it, keep it! Crack open your own geode and discover the treasure inside. Drop into the Sustainability Gallery. Last “crack” half hour prior to close. $5 Members, $6 + general admission for Non-Members.


Conservation for Kids

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am & 1 pm

Drop into the Sustainability Gallery Classroom for fun and interactive activities for kids that explore the importance of conservation. Free for members or with general admission.


Nature Badge Kids’ Education Program

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Get ready to earn a Nature Badge through STEM exploration. Participants in the program can earn a badge on a new discipline each month, with topics ranging from archaeology to oceanography. There are six badges to earn with rotating, monthly topics. Swing by the Sustainability Gallery to start your adventure. Free for members or with general admission.


WaterWorks Museum

WaterWorks is an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at the inner-workings of water-resource treatment and delivery in Southern Nevada. Learn about the challenges and triumphs of the journey of water. The exhibit, located in the Charleston Heights Pumping Station, is presented by the Las Vegas Valley Water District, Southern Nevada Water Authority and Springs Preserve, in partnership with ONE DROP™, with contributions from the RBC Blue Water Project and Springs Preserve Foundation. Free for members or included with general admission.


Boomtown 1905 Experience

Step back in time with a visit to Boomtown 1905, a recreated early Las Vegas streetscape. Explore historical re-creations of the original train depot, Arizona Club, Majestic Theatre, First State Bank, Lincoln Hotel, and mercantile. Encounter interpretive, interactive exhibits and period décor to learn about early-1900s Las Vegas. Free for members or included with general admission.



9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Springs Café offers exceptional sammiches, salads, brunch, burgers, and libations at the Springs Preserve. Made from fresh, healthy ingredients, menu items include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.


About the Springs Preserve

Commonly known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” 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. Located just three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is an award-winning 180-acre family destination dedicated to exploring green living and desert life through botanical gardens, interactive science and nature exhibits, animal shows, and trails offering hiking and train rides. Indoor experiences include exhibition galleries featuring art, experiential and traveling exhibits, the Springs Cafe, gift shop, and the Nevada State Museum. The Springs Preserve hosts seasonal special events including cultural events, art shows and gardening classes. Plan your visit at The Springs Preserve is located at 333 South Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107.


Springs Preserve Hours

The Springs Preserve is open Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nevada State Museum is open Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Springs Café is open Thursday-Monday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours vary for classes and special events.


Springs Preserve Membership

Springs Preserve memberships are the perfect way to share the Springs Preserve with family and friends and are available online or at the Springs Preserve Ticketing Office. All memberships include year-round Springs Preserve and Nevada State Museum access, discounts for activities, select events, Springs Cafe, and The Springs Preserve Gift Shop. Individual membership is $30, and a Value Family membership is $60 which includes two adults and up to six kids under 18. Donor memberships are also available. Visit for a list of additional donor options and details.


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Adventure is Right Around the Corner at Springs Preserve
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