Día de Muertos
Celebrate life and experience the rich customs of the Day of the Dead at the Springs Preserve! This 3,000-year-old Hispanic celebration honoring loved ones is full of joy and tradition. This family-friendly feast for the senses blends rich customs with exciting activities: live theater and dance performances, mariachis, traditional Mexican food, face painting, sugar skull decorating and an art exhibition. As well, installed across the Preserve are the publicly created altars and catrinas. Attendees can vote on their favorites in three categories, Traditional, Artistic and Nonprofit, and with the input of a panel of community experts, winners will receive cash prizes. Día de Muertos is made possible in part through the generous contributions of our sponsors: NV Energy, MGM Resorts International, Lexus, Wells Fargo, El Tiempo and Telemundo Las Vegas. November 2 and 3, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. $8 adults, $5 children 5 to 12. Ages 4 and under are free. Members receive half off admission. (Prices do not include $1 per ticket convenience fee if purchased online.)
Bet on the Farm – Farmers Market at the Springs Preserve
Join us for Mario Batali & Joe Bastianich’s sustainable farmers market, Bet on the Farm, every Thursday. Regionally and locally grown seasonal offerings include fruits, vegetables, herbs, fresh eggs, honey, nuts, dates, locally roasted coffee, and many more delectable treats. Every Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. inside the Desert Living Center. Access to the market is free. Purchases are cash only.
Bring your little ones for kid-friendly activities and stories—new themes weekly! It’s a perfect time for family fun before or after you shop at our Thursday farmers market. Ages 5-under recommended. 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the Activity Center. November 1 – Fun with Fall. November 8 – Cowboy Story Time. November 15 – Turkey Time. November 29 – Fun with Leaves. Free for members or with paid general admission.
Bike Rentals on the Exploration Loop Trail
Let the good times roll as you rent bikes and wheel on down our 2.2 mile Exploration Loop Trail! Keep your eyes open for birds, wildlife and breathtaking views as you follow in the path of adventurous explorers and ancient peoples drawn to the artesian waters of the spring. Weekends throughout November. Members receive early access beginning at 8 a.m. Bike rental is $6 members/ $8 nonmembers per hour, includes helmet. Child carrier rentals are available. Personal bikes are not permitted on the Trails.
EXHIBITS, SHOWS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders
Step right up and behold the Devil with Two Heads! Witness scorpions that glow-in-the-
Stillman: Architecture as Art
Stillman and Marilyn Clark's photography shows that the architecture of Las Vegas is art itself. They have been photographing the architecture of Las Vegas for 25 years, most recently documenting the construction of the Lou Ruvo Brain Center, a Frank Gehry project. Exhibit on display through January 21, 2013. Free for members or included with paid general admission.
Wings over the Springs
Soar with the raptors! Our live show—a visitor/member favorite—engages you face-to-face with hawk eagles, falcons, owls and more, highlighting how raptors behave in nature. On weekends and select holidays, two live shows presented each day at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through February 2013. Check springspreserve.org for show schedule. Free for members or included with paid general admission.
Wings over the Springs Backstage Pass - A Bird Encounter
Love our raptor show? Then make sure you get a Backstage Pass to spend quality time up close and personal with these unique and rarely seen raptors. Offered weekends and select holidays at 2 p.m. through February 2013. **Backstage Pass: $10 members and non-members with paid general admission. A paying adult must accompany children under 5. All guests 2-up must be ticketed for the Backstage Pass.
Monster Bug Wars: Death at Midnight – Feature Film
Monster Bug Wars: Death at Midnight (47 min.) takes you on a creepy journey as midnight strikes... and so do predatory spiders and insects! Showing at 3:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday throughout November. Free for members or included with paid general admission.
Springs Preserve Admission Prices
General Admission (GA) for Nevada residents is $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for students, seniors, teachers and military, $4.95 for children ages 5 – 17, kids 4 and under are free. General admission also includes access to the Nevada State Museum, open Fridays through Mondays. Admission for nonresidents adults is $18.95, $17.05 seniors, students and military, $10.95 for children ages 5 – 17, kids 4 and under are free. Special event and class admission prices vary and can be found at springspreserve.org.