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Herb garden during twilight at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve

2017/2018 Highlights

Gila monster

Our Mission

Create a visitor experience that BUILDS CULTURE and community, INSPIRES environmental stewardship and CELEBRATES the vibrant history of the LAS VEGAS Valley



  • New 10,000 square-foot WaterWorks exhibit opened, featuring 20 interactive elements and 63 interpretive panels
  • Teaching Garden opened to educate students about sustainable gardening, thanks in part to a grant from The Rogers Foundation
  • 4,605 visitors engaged in our new virtual reality experiences
Monarch butterfly


  • 2,081,258 website views by 533,218 users
  • 86,671 social media followers
  • 7,808 members supported our mission
  • 32,911 hours served by 549 volunteers and community groups
Desert tortoise


Awards & Accolades

  • "Best Nature Break" New York Magazine's 9 Best Offbeat Museums to Visit in Las Vegas
  • "Best Museum" Sunset Magazine's Top 10 Things to do with Kids in Las Vegas
  • Named "One of Seven Best Places to keep the Kids Entertained" Vegas Seven's 2017 Best of the City
  • 2018 Preservation Education Award City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission
  • Best Instagram Feed Las Vegas Weekly