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'Tree House' Rooted in Lessons About Ecosystem

'Tree House' Rooted in Lessons About Ecosystem

The museum offers kids a chance to experience what's happening far above their eyes.

Fresh educational experiences generally don't grow on trees, but one at Lied Discovery Children's Museum did just that.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Free Museum Admission This Weekend

Free Museum Admission This Weekend


If you want to take the kids to a local museum, this weekend might be the best time for it.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and, Springs Preserve will all offer free admission to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders on November 3 and 4.

Photo ID and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card must be presented at the time of your visit. One free general admission limited to each cardholder at a participating museum, excluding fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month.

The program is in effect on the first full weekend of each month. The next ‘Museums on Us’ weekend is December 1-2.

Haunted Harvest Returns to Springs Preserve

Haunted Harvest Returns to Springs Preserve


The Haunted Harvest returns to the Springs Preserve this weekend.

The annual Halloween event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 28.

The event features live entertainment, trick-or-treat stations, carnival games, petting zoo, haunted house and more for the whole family. The Springs Cafe will also be open late with a section of special menu items.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. It is free for kids under 4. Springs Preserve members get half off the admission price.

Then on October 31, Springs Preserve will host the 22nd annual Safe Street trick-or-treating event from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be no carnival games during the Safe Street event.

To purchase tickets in advance, go to springspreserve.org.

Families Rally with a Message for Moms-to-Be

Families Rally with a Message for Moms-to-Be

A large rally was held Monday along a busy street in Las Vegas with a message for moms-to-be.

The rally was organized by a group called improvingbirth.org. The group wants women to become better informed about the advantages of natural child birth and the risks of cesarean sections.

According to the group, the number of c-sections are on the rise around the country and women do not understand the risks of the procedure.

"It can interfere with your milk production. Women are walking away with post traumatic stress disorder, depression clinically diagnosed. There is also the issue of trying to bear children again," Jessica Sullivan, the Las Vegas coordinator of the movement, said.

The rally was held at the intersection of Charleston and Valley View Boulevards. 

Kids Get Free Vaccination Shots

Kids Get Free Vaccination Shots

Schools in the Clark County School District start classes Monday, which means this weekend is the last one for kids to get any vaccinations they may be missing.

Free immunizations were given out at the Martin Luther King Health Center Friday morning. Within just a few hours, 200 children were given injections. It is state law for children to be immunized against certain diseases, but Nevada has one of the lowest immunization rates in the country.

"It is very important for kids to get their immunizations before school starts to prevent any diseases or sicknesses,"  Dr. Darren Rahaman with Nevada Health Centers said.

There are immunizations that children going to school must have that children in other states do not need. To see the complete list of immunizations needed and a list of places to get the shots, go to snhd.info. 

Variety School Celebrates New Location

Variety School Celebrates New Location

A nonprofit organization that provides child care and family services to those in need is celebrating a new home in a unique location.

A pre-construction open house was held Tuesday at the Variety Early Learning Center's new facility. The building it will call home is the former Nevada State Museum site in Lorenzi Park.

The interior is being retrofitted to fit the school’s needs, which include full-day child care along with early childhood development programs and education. Once finished, it will be a state-of-the-art location for kids

"Our children really do need a really nice place so they can come, and they can be happy and know that really nice things do exist in the world," Ruby Collins with Variety Early Learning Center said.

The school moved because it had outgrown its old facility downtown. The City of Las Vegas and numerous local businesses were involved in making the move possible.