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Programs at the Wetlands Park

All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted!

 The Exhibit Hall offers a companion to exploring the trails of the Wetlands Park.

 The Auditorium offers immersive short movies playing continuously from 9am to 4pm. These movies showcase the wildlife, amazing habitats, trails, human history, and the river-like Las Vegas Wash.

 Studio WP: Art programs for adults and families

 Family programs: Kid-friendly classes and programs for multiple ages

 Recreation/fitness: Stay fit programs

 Learn: Special presentations about wildlife, water, plants, and other resources

 Guided Walks: Join a nature guide for themed walks

 Park Volunteer Events: Help us maintain and improve Wetlands Park

 School Field Trips: Programs and resources for school groups

 Special Events: Keep an eye on this space for future updates


Download Fall 2016 program brochure

Download Winter 2016/17 program brochure​

View and register for all available programs


Studio WP

Junior Duck Stamp Conser​vation Program (Kids Age 5-18)

Experience a dynamic art and science program about wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Kids create an entry for a nationwide art contest. With US Fish & Wildlife Service. Free. Ages 5-18. All supplies provided. Advanced sign up required.​​ Register Here

  • Sunday, January 22, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 12, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Watercolors (Adult)

Learn watercolor and ink techniques for capturing the winter beauty of silhouettes, sunset skies, and distant trees. Free. Adults ages 18+. All supplies provided. Advanced signup required. Register Here
  • Saturday, December 17, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Winter Skies
  • Saturday, January 28, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Winter Landscapes

Nature Watercolors‒For Kids (Ages 6+)

Experience nature through art and have fun with watercolor. Advanced signup required. Register Here
  • Tuesday, December 20, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


Plaster Painting (All ages)

Your imagination is the limit. Paint plaster figures of birds and bugs. Free. All ages. Advanced signup required.
  • Saturday, February 25, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Family Pro​grams

Young Explorers (Kids Age 5+)

The Young Explorer Program introduces you and your young adventurers to a variety of plants and animals that call the Wetlands Park their home through various activities, live animal demonstrations, crafts, story time, and outdoor exploration. Advanced sign up required.

Fall 2016: Register Here

  • Sunday, November 27, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Wetlands Feast
  • Sunday, December 18, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Winter Strategies

Winter 2016/17: Register Here

  • Sunday, January 29, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Locomotion
  • Sunday, February 26, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Hummingbirds: Nature's Helicopters


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 Café. Free. No need to sign up in advance, just walk in.

  • Saturday, December 3, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 17, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 24, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 21, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 28, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 18, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Who Goes There (Kids Age 7+)

Investigate scat & tracks found in the park and create your own plaster mold of wildlife footprints. Advanced sign up required.
Register Here

  • Sunday​, December 11, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 14, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 11, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Nature Tykes (Ages 3-6)

Nature Tykes is an all-outdoor program for kids and parents featuring science, story time, wonder and discovery. Advanced sign up required. Please choose your dates carefully as Saturday programs are repeats of Wednesday content. Register Here

  • Wednesday, November 16, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, November 30, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Saturday Nature Tykes programs will repeat content from Wednesday programs.
  • Saturday, November 12, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Saturday, November 26, 9:30 am to 11:00 am


Story Walk (All ages)

Follow a nature themed children's story through the paths of the Nature Preserve. This is a self-paced program that families will do independently on a clearly marked route. Check in at the Exhibit Hall for instructions. Free. Walk in.

  • Friday, November 25, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Puppets on Strings (All ages) with Fantasymakers ®

A magical nature-themed marionette show with craft activity in the Nature Center Picnic Cafe. (No food for sale.) Free. Walk in.

  • Saturday, January 7, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 4, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


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

Join Miss Erin from Whitney Library for a nature-themed Storytime in the Nature Center Picnic Cafe. (No food for sale.)​ Free. Walk in.

  • Sunday, December 11, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 8, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 22, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Stroller Walkabout

Bundle up and enjoy a discussion based naturalist-led walk with your stroller baby/child around the Wetlands Park. Free. Advanced signup required. Register Here

  • Saturday, December 7, 9:30 am to 11:00 am - Animal Babies & Who is Raising Them
  • Saturday, January 4, 9:30 am to 11:00 am - Carrying Capacity: How much life can an area sustain?
  • Saturday, February 1, 9:30 am to 11:00 am - Endangered & Protected Creatures


Discovery Walks

Join a nature 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. All ages, free. Advanced signup required. Register Here

  • Saturday, December 10, 9:30 am to 11:30 am - A Peek at the Park: The Park's Tiniest Residents
  • Saturday, December 31, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm - New Year's Eve Sunset Walk
  • Saturday, January 7, 9:30 am to 11:30 am - The Lighter Side of Nature
  • Saturday, February 4, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Nature is Personal
  • Tuesday, February 14, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm - Nature's Love Stories, a Sunset Walk
  • Saturday, February 18, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Connecting to Place


Java Jaunt Birding (Age 12+)

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. Register Here

  • Sunday, January 22, 7:30 am to 9:00 am (Mitigation Wetland Area) - Shore Birds
  • Sunday, February 19, 7:30 am to 9:00 am (Nature Preserve) - Birds of Prey


Senior Golf Cart Tours

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. Free. Advanced signup required. Register Here

  • Sunday, December 4, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Monday, December 12, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 8, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 12, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Meet​up Walks

Walk with a nature guide and get to know other frequent visitors to Wetlands Park while you explore new areas. Miles count towards the Wetlands Walkers program. Free. Advanced signup required. Register Here

  • Monday, December 12, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Monday, January 9, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 13, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Welcome Walks

Join a nature guide for an introductory tour of the Nature Preserve. Great for first time visitors or those interested in learning more about Wetlands Park. Free. Walk-in for individuals and families.

Groups: Please call ahead to (702) 455-7522 or email wetlands@clarkcountynv.gov to reserve space.

Fall 2016:

  • ​​Every Saturday & Sunday in November, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Except Saturday, November 19

Winter 2016/17:

  • Every Saturday & Sunday in December, January, and February, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Except Saturday, December 10, Sunday, December 25, and Saturday, January 7



Wetlands Walkers

Walk with family, friends, or on your own in the Wetlands Park. Keep track of your mileage and we’ll add your individual mileage to the ‘Wetlands Walkers’ group mileage.

The Challenge: Can we, collectively, walk the distance of a species that migrates through the Wetlands Park.

The Current Challenge: To walk the distance of migrating bats.

Participants will receive a mileage tracking card and a detailed mileage map of the Nature Preserve.

Sign Up: Stop by the Nature Center or contact us at wetlands@clarkcountynv.gov. Participation is free.




Wetlands U with Nevada Department of Wildlife

Learn about the plants, animals, birds, and history of Wetlands Park in informal discussion-based learning sessions in the Nature Center Exhibit Hall, great for kids or adults. Free. Walk-ins welcome.

  • Friday, January 13, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Beaver
  • Friday, January 27, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Habitat, Ecosystem, Biodiversity
  • Friday, February 10, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Owls

Wetla​nds: Hands On! (WHO)

Come prepared to get dirty and make a difference! Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please print out and bring a wai​ver form​.

Be prepared! Please wear closed toed shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Be sure to bring water for every member of your group. Long pants and a long-sleeve shirt are recommended for most WHO events.

Pre-registration required.  To sign up as an individual or group, email wetlands@clarkcountynv.gov or call (702) 455-7522.​

​Saturday, January 14
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Sunrise Trailhead

Saturday, February 11
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Nature Preserve


Become a Wetlands Park volunteer!

Looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity? Volunteers are needed year-round in a variety of jobs. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of eight hours per month. Learn more.

Contact us to schedule a volunteer interview or attend a Volunteer Orientation Class:

Friday, January 13, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm​
RSVP to: wetlands@clarkcountynv.gov


About Our Field Trips

  • We are fully booked for the 2016/2017 school year. Reservations were scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration for 2017/18 will take place in August of 2017.
  • Guided field trips are available to Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade classes ONLY
  • Field trips are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, October 1 through April 30.
  • For more information, or to inquire about scheduling a school field trip, send an email to wetlands@ClarkCountyNV.gov.

Field Trips are outdoor explorations led by Wetlands Park staff and volunteers, weather permitting. Students have direct experience with the Nature Preserve plants and wildlife.  Visits generally last 2-3 hours, and groups should plan to walk an average of 2.5 miles.  Working in small groups, students use all their senses to gather information about the plants, animals, water resources, and weather in the Park on the day of their visit. 

They may use magnifying glasses, binoculars, thermometers, measuring tapes, and other tools loaned by the Park in the course of their exploration.

Special Events


Keep an eye on this space for future updates.


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