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Escape To The Springs Preserve In March 2013
Discover spring treasures with new classes, exhibits, live shows and activities
Enjoy a beautiful spring day at the Springs Preserve with your canine friends along 3.65 miles of trails and in our 8-acre Gardens (dogs only; sorry, no cats or other animals.) Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is free. Regular admission prices will apply for access to museums and galleries. Dogs are not admitted indoors.
Run Away with Cirque du Soleil
Join dozens of artists from Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas shows and more than 1,000 community members for the 12th anniversary of Run Away with Cirque du Soleil at the Springs Preserve, A ONE DROP World Water Day Event! In addition to the 5k run or 1-mile fun walk, participants will enjoy live entertainment by Cirque du Soleil musicians, massage therapy, a warm-up with Cirque performers, and activities for children. Bring your camera for photo ops with Cirque's cast and crew. Be sure to arrive by 7:30 a.m. for pre-race activities and surprises! This event is presented by Cirque du Soleil in partnership with the Springs Preserve and ONE DROP. All proceeds will support the educational and environmental-
Spring Break Camp
Day campers face off with a Gila monster and explore nature, history, archaeology, plants and animals. Make crafts, visit our new CSI: Crime Scene Insects exhibit and get dramatic as you act out on our stage with our energetic camp partners, Drama Kids International!
Hop on by for an EggScavenger Hunt for kids of all ages, bunny petting pen, pictures with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, food, a dj spinning tunes, games for kids like hopscotch, egg relays and potato sack races, and much more. Made possible in part by the generous support of MGM Resorts International. Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Adults free, kids access activity pass $8 members, $10 non-members. General admission required for museums and galleries.
Springs Preserve Runway Show
The Springs Preserve has gone couture! The Springs Preserve Foundation will present a sustainable fashion show, featuring looks from local designers constructed from recycled or reused materials or sustainable raw materials. Hosted appetizers and drinks will be served pre-show, where guests can participate in a silent auction where selected looks will be available for purchase. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit the Springs Preserve Foundation, supporting educational and programming activities at the Preserve. Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m. General Admission, $100; VIP Seating, $150. To purchase tickets or for additional questions, please contact Katie Horn at 822-8630
Easter Brunch at the Springs Cafe
Celebrate Easter with a spectacular brunch featuring grilled lamb chops, pan-seared char, marinated shrimp, citrus cured salmon, woodfired pizza, cooked-to-order omelettes, an assortment of desserts and other sustainable dining delights. After brunch, stroll through our free, open-air art exhibit in the Gardens. Sunday, March 31, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $26.95 adults, $14.95 children 6-12, Age 5 and under free. Members receive a 10% discount. For reservations, call (702) 822-8713.
Bet on the Farm
Join us for Mario Batali & Joe Bastianich’s sustainable farmers market, Bet on the Farm, every Thursday. New for 2013, Bet on the Farm serves up weekly cooking demonstrations where guests can hone their inner green chef with tips and tricks for creating amazing edibles from growers and vendors. 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. March 7 – Big Balloon Fun. March 14 - Butterflies. February 14 - Be My Valentine. March 21 - Spring Garden. March 28 - Day in the Park. Free for members or included with paid general admission.
EXHIBITS, SHOWS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
CSI: Crime Scene Insects
Crime-solving insects crack the case, and you’re the witness! Inspired by the hit television series, this hands-on exhibit invites you to investigate the fascinating field of forensic entomology (the use of insects to help solve crimes). Developed by ExhibitIQ. Exhibit on display daily February 3 - May 12, 2013. Free for members or included with paid general admission.
Sustainable Style: Fashion and Photography Exhibit
The Springs Preserve has gone couture! Organized by the Fashion for a Cause and the Springs Preserve, this fashion exhibit features looks from designers constructed from recycled or reused materials, sustainable fabrics or locally-produced wares. See how fashion can make a positive impact in the community. Exhibit on display daily March 22 – June 16 in the Big Springs Gallery. Free for members or included with paid general admission.
Art in the Gardens - Art in Motion: The Kinetic Wind Art of Mark White
Mark White’s kinetic wind sculptures were designed by the artist to encourage self-reflection, as the sculptures whimsically move with the winds. They are precisely balanced to respond to the lightest of winds, yet strong enough to withstand 100 mph winds. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to relax and contemplate nature and art, while the Springs Preserve Botanical Gardens bloom around them. Exhibit on display daily February 9 - September 30, 2013. Free for members or included with paid general admission.
Wild South America - Animal Show
From rainforest to desert, animals in South America have adapted to survive in their unique habitats, much like the animals in the Mojave. Join Birds N Beasts as they share some of their live animals on weekends and holidays beginning March 16, 2014 – May 2013 (including Spring Break, March 25-30, 2013). Rotating cast of animals may include snakes, macaws, llamas, conures, parrots, tarantulas, coatimundi, capybara, kinkajou, Patagonian Mara, and the endangered Andean Condor. Programs are 11 am and 1 pm in the Outdoor Amphitheater (weather permitting). Included with General Admission.