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Springs Preserve Lowers Holiday Event Rates for Military

Springs Preserve Lowers Holiday Event Rates for Military

Military members and their families can enjoy the holidays at Springs Preserve with a discount.

Active-duty military personnel, retirees, reservists and their families are invited to take advantage of discounted admission tickets to the Springs Preserve’s annual Holiday Spectacular throughout December.

Military members and their families will pay $6 for adults and $3 for each child aged 5 to 12, a $2 discount off regular Holiday Spectacular admission. Children under 5 are free. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Springs Preserve box office with a valid military ID card. The military discount cannot be combined with any other discount, including those for Springs Preserve members.

The Holiday Spectacular, held from 5-9 p.m. nightly December 3-4, 10-12 and 17-23, is a family-friendly celebration featuring live entertainment, a light show, cookie decorating, photos with Santa Claus, and train and reindeer (pony) rides for the little ones.

Children's Museum Focuses on Understanding Our Bodies

Children's Museum Focuses on Understanding Our Bodies

An exhibit about discovering the body pleases kids and adults.

They call it "Goofy Goggles."

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Individual Tickets for Smith Center Inaugural Season on Sale

Individual Tickets for Smith Center Inaugural Season on Sale

The shows begin in March.

Individual tickets for all 26 shows in the inaugural season of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Downtown Art Scene Now Includes Kids

Downtown Art Scene Now Includes Kids

Downtown is the place for arts in the city. So far, the focus has been mostly on art activities for adults, now a group is working to open the art scene to kids.

Born and Raised Productions has started Kidz Creative Korner, a regular event for kids to explore their artistic sides. The regular events include a chance for local artists to guide kids on painting, drawing and other artistic endeavors. There is also an open mic for kids to read poetry or sing a song. 

“Now, with KCK there’s something for me to look forward to with my children. It’s really geared toward adults and children of all ages exploring creativity together through the arts,” co-creator Lesley Perceval said.

Free Admission to 3 Local Museums

 

This weekend Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can get a bit of culture for free.

The bank is offering free admission for three local museums. The free admittance is for Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and the Springs Preserve. The offer is good for Saturday and Sunday. Photo identification and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card are required. The offer is not good for ticketed shows.

For more information on specific hours of operations and exhibits at the museums, go to lvnhm.org for the Las Vegas Natural History Museum,  ldcm.org for the Lied Discovery Children's Museum and springspreserve.org for the Springs Preserve.

Doors Open at New Nevada State Museum

Doors Open at New Nevada State Museum

The Springs Preserve is now home to the Nevada State Museum. The museum opened the doors to the new facility Friday.

The move means a much larger space and more permanent exhibits.  Organizers now have 70,000 square feet with which to show off the extensive collection of items from Nevada’s history.  From the first dinosaur fossil ever documented in Nevada to Bugsy Siegel’s first Flamingo stock certificates, the museum lays out the state’s rich history.  

"This museum is an absolutely comprehensive presentation of the history of Nevada, all aspects of it, all its diversity, all its confounding nature from the present all the way back to pre-history. Everything about it you can find here in one place," Dennis McBride with the museum said.

Museum's Monster Mash Halloween Free for Kids

Museum's Monster Mash Halloween Free for Kids

 

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is holding a Monster Mash Halloween celebration all weekend long and entrance for kids in costumes is free with a paying adult.

The museum will have all kinds of games and activities for kids from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sunday.