Escape to the Springs Preserve in October 2011

October is full of adventure with classes, shows, demonstrations, tours and activities
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Sept. 27, 2011 - PRLog -- EVENTS

Grapes & Hops Festival
Beer and wine together again - what a fine pairing! Guests 21 and older are invited to enjoy premier handcrafted brews and some of the West Coast's finest wines, presented under autumnal skies. Add a healthy dash of live music by Kava Kreation, fine food from local restaurants Mon Ami Gabi, Flemings, Strip Burger, P.F Chang's, and El Segundo Sol, a silent charity auction, and you've got all the makings of a beautiful evening at the Springs Preserve. This event benefits nonprofit breast cancer research organization Par for the Cure and is made possible in part by our sponsors Southern Nevada Wine and Spirits, and Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Southern Nevada. Saturday, October 1, 5 – 9 p.m. Entry fee includes sampling glass and unlimited samples. Tickets are $35 for an advanced individual ticket, $60 for advanced pair tickets, and $75 for advanced VIP individual ticket. A day-of individual ticket purchased at the ticket window is $40 and members receive $5 off (advanced or at the gate except for VIP tickets.) Only guests 21 and over will be admitted.

Haunted Harvest
It’s spooktacular fun! Carnival games, a haunted house, trick-or-treat stations and much more await ghosts and ghouls of all ages at the Springs Preserve’s annual Haunted Harvest. The Springs Preserve thanks our event sponsors: MGM Resorts International, Southwest Gas, and Shift 4 Corporation.
Fridays - Sundays, 5 - 9 p.m., October 14 - 31. (Friday - Sunday, October 14 - 16, 21 - 23 and 28 - 31) ** Monday October 31 is included and will be a Haunted Harvest evening. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for Children (5-12) and Children 4 and younger are free. Members receive half off admission tickets. Additional carnival game tickets are 1 for $0.25 or 5 for $1.00.


Wings over the Springs – Live Bird of Prey Show
Meet and greet hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, ravens and more, and witness free-flight demonstrations as the Wings Over the Springs live bird of prey show returns to the Springs Preserve. This exciting show explores the role these majestic birds of prey play in sustaining our environment and can only be seen at the Springs Preserve. Visitors will see a variety of birds that includes: Eurasian Eagle Owl, Gyr Falcon, Saker Falcon, Barbary Saker Falcon, Lanner Barbary, African Hawk Eagle, Barbary, Red Necked Falcon, African Crow Raven. Shows take place Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., October 2011 through February 2012 (except December 24), as well as on select major holidays and Clark County School District holidays, check for more information. Show is included with general admission and free for Springs Preserve members.

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 Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. throughout October. **Backstage Pass:  $10 members and non-members with paid GA.
Children under 5 must be accompanied by a paying adult. All guests 2 years of age and up must be ticketed for the Backstage Pass and children’s classes.

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 October. Free for members or included with GA.

The Scoop on Poop Exhibit
Get down and dirty! Fish do it, frogs do it, pythons, eagles and elephants do it, yet poop is one of those subjects we find difficult to talk about with a straight face. “The Scoop on Poop!”, a fascinating, investigative exhibit based on the book by Dr. Wayne Lynch, invites kids of all ages to learn a lot about an animal by what it leaves behind. A tactful blend of good science and fun, the exhibit was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland. Exhibit on display through January 8, 2012, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily in the Origen Museum. Free for members or included with GA.

Bryan Christiansen: Trophy Hunter
Challenging conventional notions about life, the rituals of the hunting tradition, home, and the innocence of childhood, artist Bryan Christiansen transforms discarded household furniture that he finds in neglected areas into assemblages that stand in for the trophies, antler mounts, and pelts so often prized by hunters. Stalking the prey for his sculptures takes Christiansen into forgotten city alleyways and parking lots in search for discarded furniture that he then takes back to his studio where he proceeds to prepare the furnishings, as though he were dressing something that had been hunted. Exhibit on display October 14, 2011 through January 22, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily in the Origen Museum. Free for members or included with GA.

Dean of Invention: Gonzo for Guano – Feature Film
Can we harness the energy of excrement? Dean of Invention: Gonzo for Guano (21 min.) follows inventor Dean Kamen and correspondent Joanne Colan as they explore emerging energy technologies to tackle daunting global challenges. Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. throughout October. Free for members or included with GA.

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. Springs Preserve membership are available and are the perfect way to share the Springs Preserve with family and friends and easy-to-purchase gift cards are available on-line or at the Springs Preserve Ticketing Office. All memberships include year-round access to the Springs Preserve (half-off admission to select special events), early hours entry to gardens and trails, discounts to classes and workshops, the Gift Shop, and the Springs Cafe. Plus, a subscription to the member newsletter. There are a variety of gift options to choose from starting with an Individual membership ($25), a Family membership ($60) which includes two (2) adults and up to 6 children or grandchildren in same household ages 5 - 17 (children 4 and under are always free), or a Bronze Family membership ($100) which includes all member benefits plus extras including free stroller rental, preferred parking, and 2 free guest passes. Visit for a list of additional donor options and details.

Admission for non-residents adults is $18.95, $17.05 seniors, students and military, $10.95 for children ages 5 – 17, kids 4 and under are free. Cost for admission to special events and classes vary and can be found at

Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week (except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day); hours vary for classes and special events. Gardens and trails close at 6 p.m. or dusk (whichever comes first.) The Springs Preserve is located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107.

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