Springs Preserve

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Facility:Springs Preserve
Description:Explore the Springs Preserve, once home to ancient tribes and the resting place for weary Spanish explorers. Learn about the history of the Las Vegas Valley as well as methods to maintain a sustainable lifestyle in the desert.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:333 S Valley View Blvd
Address 2:
City:Las Vegas
State/Province:NV
Zip Code:89107
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
Admission:Adult $18.95
Telephone:(702) 822-7700
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
L. Morris, Co-op Member
This is by far the best place for a field trip in any area of science, history, agriculture, architecture, bird viewing and nature walks in the valley. There is SO much to do. I've been a member for two years and visiting consistently for three years and we STILL haven't seen/done all they have to offer. The real gems are their library and nature exchange buildings. It's a WEALTH of resources and interactive exhibits. What's especially neat is the exchange program which allows children to collect samples of anything in nature (no live specimens or bird feathers), provide an explanation of what they've collected, and they receive points to exchange for other items the preserve has in their collection. At one point, my daughter collected over 350 points for rattlesnake skin and perilite (fool's gold)after trading painted lady butterflies, a stink bug, cicada, pinecones and mesquite pods! Furthermore, through the Education Dept. they provide "self-guided" field trips for homeschoolers free of charge. So, if you have a representative of your homeschool group take a 2 hour class which gives you an overview of their policies and procedures, you may bring your group to the Preserve free of charge with advance reservation. Things book up quickly though because of Clark County schools; however, generally after August, they open their calendar to homeschoolers who wish to participate as well.
Gwen B., Co-op Member
I first took my kids to the Springs Preserve when they were 3 and 5. It is amazing that such a huge, natural place exists in Las Vegas. There are TONS of things for kids to see and do, including a zoo, museum, learning about nutrition, digging fossils, nature exploration, etc. It is also great that they have special programs rotating through every month. I highly recommend this field trip!
F. Cervantes, Co-op Member
Love this place. It is awesome and your kids will have fun and learn something about where they live now and what it was like 100 years ago or more. The only thing I did not like it is promotes evolution not creation so I just tell my kids not to pay attention to the years because we believe differantly and they are good with that/ There are animals a tidel wave and lots of fun there.
J. Bell, Co-op Member
I have two 6 year olds and they to go exploring the trails and visiting the animals. We have a membership, that I find is well worth the purchase. They have wonderful events throughout the year for every age. The Springs Preserve is a wonderful place to learn about science, history, geology, and agriculture on various levels. Their flash flood room is awesome!!
J. Bell, Co-op Member
I have two 6 year olds and they to go exploring the trails and visiting the animals. We have a membership, that I find is well worth the purchase. They have wonderful events throughout the year for every age. The Springs Preserve is a wonderful place to learn about science, history, geology, and agriculture on various levels. Their flash flood room is awesome!!
L. Wilson, Co-op Member
The Springs Preserve is full of discovery. The outdoor gardens are amazing and provide activities to roam and release energy. If you are visiting during the hotter months of the year, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you busy and learning. Even if you are there a full day, it would be difficult to see and do everything there is to offer. There is such variety, you are sure to find something for everyone.

The cafe has a great menu. My parents, who live in Las Vegas, bought a membership just so they could meet up on weekdays for a quiet escape with good food that wasn't just someplace on the Strip in a casino/hotel. The green surroundings make it a unique escape in the city.
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