Clark County Wetlands Park
 

Interpretive Programs

Programming at Wetlands Park reflects our commitment to connecting people to nature. The unique and amazing resources of the Park are not only important to the residents and visitors in the Las Vegas Valley, but also to wildlife. Join us for one of our educational or recreational programs. Programs are offered to a variety of ages and interests. 

Program fees help support continued Wetlands Park programming. Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees. 

How to register for programs:

Go to the link for each program. Check to see if it is "Walk In" or if registration is required.
Note: Scholarships are available for fee-based programs. Learn more here.

If registration is required:

Have you registered for programs at Clark County Parks & Recreation in the past?

If yes, just click here or click the Register link after the program description, then log in with your username and password. You can also get a password reset link if needed. If you aren't sure if you have a Household account, please give us a call at (702) 455-7522. When you are on the registration page, click the "+" sign in the green box, then click "Add to Cart" at the bottom of your screen.

Are you new to Clark County Parks & Recreation?

To set up your Household account, click here. You will be prompted to enter your Household information. Once you submit this request, your household will be activated within three business days and you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any issues with this system, please call us at (702) 455-7522.

You can also set up your account and register in person at the Wetlands Park Nature Store, Wednesday through Sunday 9 am to 3 pm. 


View/Download a Program Guide​

September 2019

October 2019

​Wetlands Park welcomes people of all abilities. ​​​​​​If you are in need of a program modification,
please call (702) 455-7522 a minimum of two weeks prior to the program date.​​​

 

Special Events
Visit the Special Events page for
Haunt the Wetlands
Friday, October 25, 2019
​C​ommunity Volunteer Events

 

Family Programs​​ Guided Park Tours Studio WP (Art) Learn

Nature Tales

Curious Cottontails

Nature Tykes

Puppets on Strings

Storytime with a Librarian​ 

Wild Science

Young Explorers


NEW
Nature Craft with Friends
Schedule your own group kid's program!

Discovery Walks

Java Jaunt Birding

Mobility (Cart) Tours


NEW
Group Tours
Schedule Your Own!

​Nature Art for Kids

Wetlands Watercolor (Adults)

Special Program:
Re-Discoverying Haiku


Eveni​ng Lecture Series

​​Wildlife Talks with NDOW

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Family Programs

 

Curious Cottontails (Ages 3-5)

Pre-school age children and parents use all their senses to learn about the plants and animals that live in the park. This program is indoors and outdoors. Advance registration required. Fee: $3 per child.

Register Here
  • Saturday, October 19, 10 am - 11:30 am - $3
    Theme: Food, Water, Shelter, Space: What do animals need to survive?

Register Here

  • Saturday, November 16, 10 am - 11:30 am - $3
    Theme: Not all bugs are insects

 

Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.  


Nature Tales (All ages)

Parents and kids of all ages enjoy a nature themed story time and craft or art activity in the comfort of the Wetlands Park Picnic Café (no food service). Nature Tales is offered on selected Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. All ages welcome, great for kids 3+. Free.

Walk-in, no advance registration required.

  • Saturday, September 14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Theme: Bees
  • Wednesday, September 18, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Theme: Harvest Moon
  • Saturday, September 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Theme: Frogs
  • Saturday, October 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Theme: Spiders & Webs
  • Tuesday, October 15, 11;00 am - 12:00 pm  Theme: Bats
  • Saturday, October 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Theme: Trees
  • Saturday, November 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Theme: Pond Life
  • Tuesday, November 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Theme: Owl
  • Saturday, November 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Theme: Habitat


Nature Tykes (Ages 3-6)

An all-outdoor discovery class for pre-school age children and their parents. Grown-ups and kidlettes must come ready to walk and explore. Science, story-time, wonder & discovery. Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Info Kiosk. Fee: $3 per child.

Register Here

  • Wednesday, October 2, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - $3.
  • Wednesday, October 9, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - $3.
  • Wednesday, October 16, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - $3.
  • Wednesday, October 23, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - $3.
  • Wednesday, October 30, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - $3.
  • Wednesday, November 6, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - $3.
  • Wednesday, November 13, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - $3.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - $3.
         
Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.  


Crafts For Kids (Open to all ages)

The whole family will enjoy a nature themed story and craft program featuring Wetlands Park. Free. Walk-in.

  • Monday, November 11, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Puppets on Strings w​ith Fantasymakers® (Open to all ages)

A magical nature-themed marionette show with craft activity in the Nature Center Picnic Café (no food service). Free.

​ Walk-in, no advance registration required.

  • Saturday, October 5, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Sunday Storytime & Craft (All ages) with Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Join a librarian from Whitney Library for a nature-themed Storytime in the Nature Center Picnic Café (no food service). Free. Walk-in, no advance registration required.                            

  • Sunday, September 1, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 6, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 20, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 3, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Wild Science (Ages 6+)

Bring your budding scientist to explore the wild world of science through hands-on math and messy science-based lessons and activities. Advanced sign up required. Children register, accompanying parents do not. Fee: $7.50 per child.

Register Here

  • Saturday, November 2, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - $7.50  Theme: Motion, Forces, Energy & Electricity 
    Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.  

 

 


Young Explorers (Ages 5+)

The Young Explorer Program introduces young adventurers to a variety of plants and animals that call the Wetlands Park their home through various activities, live animal demonstrations (selected themes), crafts, story time, and outdoor exploration. Grown-ups participate! Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Classroom.​

  • Sunday, September 22, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Theme: S-s-sensational Snake Senses CANCELED

 

 

  • Sunday, October 27, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - $7.50. Theme: Animals that Give You Chills
    Learn about animals you might think are scary or gross, and see which you can spot outside.

Register Here

  • Sunday, November 24, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - $7.50 Theme: Wetlands Feast

 

 

 

Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.  

 


NEW! Nature Craft with Friends

Schedule your own group children's program.
Great for children's parties age 4-10!

Choose your child's favorite Nature Craft theme. Your group will receive a 45-minute facilitated craft program and a total of 2 hours exclusive use of the Nature Center Picnic Cafe. 


Fee: $180 for up to 25 children.
Request a Nature Craft program.

Request must be submitted at least 30 days in advance, dates are subject to availability.



View a program flyer.

Refreshments not provided. Families are welcome to serve food and beverages after the Nature Craft Program has completed. Balloons or confetti not permitted. Please, no decorations taped to walls.


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Guided Walks

 

Discovery Walks

Join a nat​ure guide for a themed walk to experience Wetlands Park in an inspiring and entertaining way. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and dress appropriately for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be prepared to walk two to three miles and keep a sharp lookout for wildlife. Advanced signup required.

Register Here

  • Sunday, October 27, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Theme: Butterflies - $5

 

Register Here

  • Saturday, November 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Theme: Celebrate Take a Hike Day - $5
  
 
Special Programs: Join the NV Dept. of Wildlife and a Wetlands Park Nature Guide

    • Sunday, October 6, 9:00 am - 11:00 am Theme: Osprey - Free
    • Saturday, October 5, 9:00 am - 11:00 am Theme: Macroinvertebrates - Free

 
Java Jaun​t Birding (Age 10+)
 

Great for beginner birders or anyone interested in wildlife. Walk with a Red Rock Audubon Society birding expert and a Wetlands Park nature guide, then enjoy a cup of java and discuss what you've seen and heard. You will get to know other bird enthusiasts and learn about birding resources. Advanced sign up required. Meeting location: Nature Center Picnic Café. Ages 10-Adult Fee: $6 

Register Here​​

  • Sunday, September 15, 7:30 am - 9:30 am - $6.

 

 

  • Sunday, October 20, 7:30 am - 9:30 am - $6.
  • Sunday, November 17, 7:30 am - 9:30 am - $6.

Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.

 

Mobility (Golf Cart) Tours​​ (Age 18+)

Don't let mobility issues prevent you from enjoying all Wetlands Park has to offer. Learn about the history and wildlife of Wetlands Park and visit scenic overlooks of the Las Vegas Wash. Ability to transfer to/from a golf cart is required. Space is limited. Advanced signup required. Meeting location: Nature Center Info Kiosk.

No fee for park visitors with mobility limitations and one guest.

 Register Here​​

  • Sunday, September 29, 9:30 am - 11:30 am - FULL

 

  • Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - FULL

Register Here

  •  Sunday, November 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Wetlands Park welcomes people of all abilities. If you are in need of a program modification, please call (702) 455-7522 two weeks prior to the program date.


NEW! Group Tours


Wetlands Touring Cart

Gather your friends and schedule your own two-hour tour in the comfort of the new Wetlands Touring Cart!

Fee: $69 for 2-5 participants.

Tours must be scheduled a minimum of 30 days in advance, subject to availability. 

Request a Wetlands Touring Cart trip.



Group Walking Tour

Wetlands Park offers private two-hour Group Walking Tours for all ages. 

Fee: $75 for up to 20 participants.

Additional fees for larger groups, maximum 40. 

Tours must be scheduled a minimum of 30 days in advance, subject to availability. 

Request a Group Walking Tour.




 

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Studio WP

   

Nature Art for Kids (Age 6+)

Experience nature through art and have fun while learning kid-friendly watercolor or charcoal techniques. Kids 6 and up. Parents participate. All supplies provided. Advanced signup required for each child. 

Register Here

  • Sunday, October 13, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. - Fee: $5 per child

 

 

Register Here

  • Sunday, November 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Fee: $5 per child

 

Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.


Wetlands Watercolor Pai​nting (Adults)​

Explore different watercolor techniques that can be used to create your own unique piece of watercolor art. This class encourages students to explore their own creative style and begin to develop a method of seeing and imagining art in the natural world. All supplies provided. Advance signup required. Adults age 18+. Fee: $15 includes materials fee.

Register Here

  • Saturday, September 28, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

 



Re-Discoverying Haiku (Teens & up)

Explore traditional haiku beyond the 5-7-5 syllables guidelines and embrace the spirit of this poetic form. Whether you’re a published poet or have never written a poem, this workshop is for you. The casual afternoon will include generative prompts and writing time. You’ll go home with a new poem or two! 

With Clark County Poet Laureate Heather Lang-Cassera. Walk in.

  • Saturday, October 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    

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Learn

 

​Evening Lecture Series
Wetlands Park holds free Evening Lectures four times a year, with guest presenters about the park, our region, and its people.

Free, walk in. Light refreshments provided.

Evening Lecture Series will return Spring 2020.

 

​Wildlife Talks with Nevada Department of Wildlife

Join a naturalist from the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) for interactive presentations about our state's wildlife. Suitable for kids and adults. Great for groups. Free. 

Come to the Auditorium for a presentation on Wetlands and Nevada Wildlife. Registration required.

Wildlife Talks will return in November.

 

 

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