Traveling exhibits offer guests of
all ages interactive ways to learn
more about the world around us.
The Springs Preserve hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, from large, interactive traveling exhibits to intimate, locally focused art shows.
Exhibit dates and details are subject to change. Check back periodically or consult our full calendar for all upcoming events and programs at the Springs Preserve.
Nationally renowned, traveling exhibits rotate through our Origen Museum, allowing guests to explore the worlds of nature, science and technology through these ever-changing, interactive displays.
Rainforest Adventure (June 2 through Sept. 8, 2013)
Explore the world's tropical rainforests through fun, interactive experiences to learn about the challenges facing these unique ecological wonders.
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion (Jan. 26 through May 4, 2014)
Experience genius in motion as you interact with 40 machines from the mind of Leonardo da Vinci.
Located just off the main entrance to the Origen Museum, the Big Springs Gallery's modern, curved space accommodates all kinds of visual art throughout the year, from photography and painting to sculpture and video.
Sustainable Style: Fashion & Photography (March 22 through June 16, 2013)
See stylish fashions constructed from repurposed and environmentally friendly materials on display along with photos documenting the creation of each piece.
Next Exit: Route 66 (June 28 through Sept. 15, 2013)
Get your kicks on Route 66! Explore how local artists have interpreted this icon of the American Auto Age—avenue to the West and symbol of freedom and reinvention—using a variety of media and techniques.
Whether they're crawling on the ground or soaring overhead, our live animal shows give guests a chance to experience the diversity and interconnectivity of the animal kingdom up-close and personal. Led by experts in their fields, these often-interactive shows are as fun as they are educational.
Wild South America (March 16 through May 27, 2013)
Like our Mojave Desert animals, South America's creatures have a serious set of survival skills. Witness them for yourself in this animal show, with a rotating live cast of snakes, macaws, llamas, capybara and more.
Desert Survivor (June 1 through Sept. 2, 2013)
Our Mojave animals are some of the toughest around, but who's the toughest of them all? You decide at Desert Survivor! Try your hand at tribal challenges and meet the rotating cast of kangaroo rats, California kingsnakes, chuckwallas and more.
On occasion, the Springs Preserve invites artists to use the natural landscape of our Gardens as both the palette and the venue for their vision.
Art in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Mark White (Feb. 9 through Sept. 30, 2013)
Designed to encourage self-reflection, the kinetic wind sculptures of Mark White will grace our Botanical Gardens with their whimsical movement.
Get unlimited access to all of the Springs Preserve's special exhibits all year, as well as discounts on select special events, access to the Nevada State Museum, and so much more. Learn more about the benefits of membership.
Traveling exhibits such as "Envenomators" encourage guests to learn through hands-on interaction.Video »
Our annual Photo Contest results in an amazing exhibit of captured images.Photos »
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