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Cool Summer

Get out of the sun, have some fun! We have lots for you to do indoors, like the new Rainforest Adventure exhibit, live animal show Desert Survivor, art galleries, crafts and workshops, Nevada State Museum and the Springs Cafe. You can even take a shaded ride on our new covered train! Cool times—easy on the wallet.

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Traveling Exhibit

Rainforest Adventure (through Sept. 8, 2013)
Explore the world's tropical rainforests through fun, interactive experiences to learn about the challenges facing these unique ecological wonders.

Live Animal Show


Desert Survivor (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.

Best of Jackson Hole Film Festival

Go wild for new wildlife films every week this summer! Cool off in our theater with the "Best of Festival" films from the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival at 2 p.m. daily.

Africa's Wild Eden (Aug. 17-23, 2013)

Primeval New Zealand (Aug. 24-31, 2013)

Train Rides


Trains helped settle the Old West, and now they're a piece of the present, too! Take a 20-minute shaded, narrated ride down the Preserve's 2.2-mile Exploration Loop Trail on our trackless train, and uncover Las Vegas history with every turn of the wheels.

Art Exhibit

Next Exit: Route 66 (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.

Experience Membership

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.

Video: Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Parents—take the night off while your kids enjoy a fun, interactive evening.

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Photos: Origen Museum


Take a virtual tour of the exhibits featured inside the Origen Museum.

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