Escape to The Springs Preserve in July 2011

July is all about trees featuring exhibits, classes, shows, demonstrations, tours and activities
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June 22, 2011 - PRLog -- EVENTS

Red, White and Tunes
Kick off your Independence Day weekend with family-friendly fun and patriotic music as the Springs Preserve hosts Red, White and Tunes, featuring live music from the UNLV Community Band and old-fashioned summertime treats. This event is made possible in part by the generous support of our sponsors MGM Resorts International, NV Energy and Pardee Homes. Low chairs and blankets are welcomed. Saturday, July 2, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. (gates open at 7:00 p.m.) Event admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children (age 5 and under are free.) Tickets available at the Springs Preserve ticket window or online with a $1 convenience fee. Family pack tickets for $12 will be available for families with two adults and a maximum of four children in advance only. Springs Preserve members receive half off admission.

Summer Camps for Kids
This summer, a world of adventure awaits your little explorer at the Springs Preserve Summer Camps presented in partnership with Drama Kids International and the YMCA of Southern Nevada. These weekday camps let kids, ages 6 – 12, get up close and personal with Gila Monsters and other desert critters, take part in real life archaeology digs, become stars on the amphitheater stage and even go for a swim at the neighboring Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA located just minutes away on Meadows Lane. New activities are planned each week, with many led by education specialists and field experts to offer campers a unique educational experience. July through August 26, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $230 per week ($210 for Springs Preserve members). After-hours care is available from 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for an additional $25 weekly fee. Call 822-7700 or stop by the Springs Preserve ticket office.

Night at the Museum - “Tangled”
Enjoy a summer night out without the kids when the Springs Preserve hosts another in its series of kids-only "Night at the Museum" events, featuring the film “Tangled.” For $25 per child ages 5 to 12, parents can drop their kids off at the Springs Preserve for a safe night of entertainment and activities in the Origen Museum supervised by the trained professionals of the Preserve's youth education staff. A pizza dinner as well as snacks will be served to all kids in attendance. Saturday, July 9, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Children ages 5 – 12 are $25 each. Registration is required by July 6 and only 120 spots are available for this event on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register, visit


VENOM! – Live Animal Show
Take a bite out of your summer and witness a venomous cast of characters on stage in the Big Springs Theater and learn how and why they use venom.  From the comfort and distance of your seat, our Springs Preserve zoologists will introduce you to slitherers and crawlers such as Western diamondbacks, Mojave sidewinders, Great Basin rattlesnakes, Speckled rattlesnakes, Desert night snakes, and Gila monsters. Indoor shows seven days a week 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. throughout July (show times subject to change, visit for details). Free for members or included with GA.

Animal Feeding Demonstrations
Join our zoologists for feeding sessions with the animals in our native and desert-adapted live animal exhibits. Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. throughout July. Free for members or included with GA.

Exploring Trees Inside and Out Exhibit
Join us for fun in the shade this summer as the Spring Preserve hosts the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation collaborative traveling exhibit Exploring Trees Inside and Out. This larger-than-life, interactive exhibit gives visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience trees as they never have before. Take a walk through an enlarged tree trunk and through the veins of leaves. Explore the vzyno sights, sounds and scents of trees from the bird’s eye view on a giant rope canopy to the rush of the flow of water during photosynthesis and leave the exhibit with a new respect for trees and the amazing role they play in our every day lives. Exhibit on display through September 5, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily in the Origen Museum. Free for members or included with GA.

The Man Who Planted Trees – Feature Film
Award-winning animator Frédéric Back adapts acclaimed author Jean Giono's inspirational tale of a solitary shepherd who transforms his barren landscape into a thriving forest by planting trees.  The shepherd's achievement offers a look at both the awe-inspiring power of nature and the shining hope that can emerge from the actions of just one person in this 30-minute Academy Award winner for Best Animated Film. Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. throughout July. Free for members or included with General Admission (GA).


Faux Stained Glass Leaves
Kids, create a leaf window hanger to shimmer in the sun. Drop in anytime for this activity 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily throughout July. Non-members: GA + $3.00. Members: $2.00.

Visor Decorating
Kids, decorate a sun visor and stay cool this summer. Drop in anytime for this activity 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily throughout July. Non-members: GA + $3.00. Members: $2.00.

Backyard Birds and Bird Feeders
Kids, learn about local birds and create a bird feeder to attract feathered friends. Offered seven days a week at Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 11;30 am throughout July. Non-members: GA + $5.00. Members: $3.00.

Wind Chimes and Pinwheels
Kids, learn about local birds and create a bird feeder to attract feathered friends. Offered seven days a week at 3:30 p.m. throughout July. Non-members: GA + $5.00. Members: $3.00.


Eco-Friendly Pest Control
Be green as you banish bugs! Create eco-friendly pest control to take home. Drop in anytime for this activity Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. throughout July. Non-members: GA + $3.00. Members: $2.00.

Certified Wildlife Landscaping Workshop
In this extended 2-hour program, our experts show you how easy and fulfilling it is to create a Certified Wildlife Habitat in your yard—step by step. Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. throughout July. Non-members: $15.00. Members: $10.00.

Gardens Tour
Our experts highlight new and unusual Mojave native and desert plants for your landscape. Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. throughout July. Non-members: GA + $5.00. Members: $3.00.

Fun with Trees
Kids, have fun learning the ins and outs of trees. Offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. throughout July. Non-members: GA + $5.00. Members: $3.00.

Creating Wildlife Landscapes
Experts introduce you to the 5 essential elements needed to establish a wildlife habitat. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. throughout July. Non-members: GA + $5.00. Members: $3.00.

Animals Behind-The-Scenes Tours
Get up close to lizards, bugs and snakes with zoologists in the animal care area. Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. throughout July. Non-members: GA + $5.00. Members: $3.00.


Drip Irrigation – FREE (Pre-registration required)
In just 3 hours, learn how to design a drip-irrigation system, select and assemble components and install your system yourself. Expert staff teaches this class from the Southern Nevada Water Authority Conservation Division, as part of a partnership with the Springs Preserve. Saturday, July 23, 9:00 a.m. – noon. This class is free and held at the Springs Preserve. Pre-registration is required. Call the SNWA Conservation Division at 862-3760 to register.

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