The Springs Preserve opened in Las Vegas on June 8, 2007. Built around the original site of the natural springs which brought life to the desert, the Springs Preserves offers historical exhibits, education about sustainable living and several activities and classes for all ages.
Senior (65+): $8.95
Child (5-17): $4.95
Child (under 5):
Senior (65+) $17.05
Child (5-17): $10.95
Free Child (under 5): Free
The Price includes admittance to the Origen Museum and galleries and Nevada State Museum.
January 29 through May 13, 2012 the Origen Experience is hosting Space: A journey to Our Future.
The are a number of interactive space exhibit with informative visual and audio presentations.
Origen Museum: Live Animal habitats
The outdoor exhibit features animals native to the Mojave desert. There are several interactive exhibits for children too.
Natural Mojave Gallery
Learn about the geological and biological history of the Mojave Desert in this part of the museum. The Flash Flood exhibit is so much fun to experience.
Learn about the Mormon who settled in Las Vegas. Read about the land auctions and the native Indians, watch a short video about the building of Hoover Dam and find out what organisms are in the soil.
Gardens at Spring Preserve
David Thompson made several “junk art” sculptures placed throughout the garden. The gardens are open daily from 10am to 6pm or dusk (whichever comes first).
Springs Cafe by the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas
Hours: Monday through Friday 11am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm
Other activities include gardening classes, nature trading post, playgrounds, and lots of interactive learning. There is a gift shop and nature library too. Rent a bike or walk on the trails. There are countless things to do at Spring Preserve. I hope you take the time to visit this treasure in the desert. For ticket information please visit http://www.springspreserve.org.
I think one would need to spend a week at Spring Preserve to discover all it has to offer. If you have story to share contact Michele@localvegas.com and maybe your story will be featured on our site! Have a great day all.