The Springs Preserve here in Las Vegas has one of the most fascinating environments for learning that I have seen. They offer a variety of programs that children (and adults) of all ages love, and never cease to amaze me with their imagination and dedication toward the natural world.
June is for trees at The Springs Preserve. You can climb through the inside of a larger-than-life trees, soar over the treetops using an entertaining “green screen experience,” jump into a giant bird’s nest and enjoy the aromas of an orchard at the Springs newest exhibit, Exploring Trees Inside and Out.
This exhibit is a collaborative project of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. It’s meant as an interactive experience where families and educators can learn about trees and the natural environment. You can see the world in different ways, in order to develop a closer connection with the natural world that surrounds us.
Date & Time: Daily from June 11 to Sept. 5 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Origen Museum
Admission: Free for members or included with paid general admission
RSVP: Not required
June is also Animals Month! Children are invited to:
- paint a slithery snake
- discover animal footprints
- go behind the scenes for an animal tour
- and enjoy Wild Things at the Springs
Saturdays & Sundays in June: Exhibits, Shows & Feedings
All-Day Drop-in – Exploring Trees Inside and Out (open Daily)
Feature Film – The Giving Tree (a personal favorite)
Exhibit – Wild Things at the Springs
Feedings – Animal Feeding
Activities/Tours – Groovy UV
Exhibits, Shows & Feedings: free for members or with paid general admission
Activities and Tours: $3 members, $5 nonmembers with paid general admission (drop-in: $2 members, $3 nonmembers)
Wild Things Backstage Pass: $10 per person, aged 2+
*The Springs Preserve is located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV