Clark County Wetlands Park is kicking off the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Wetlands Explorer Days at the Wetlands Park Nature Center and Preserve, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, about 1 mile east of Boulder Highway off Tropicana Avenue.
Free, family-friendly activities begin in the Exhibit Hall with special activity books designed to help kids and families learn about and explore some of the best places for kids at Wetlands Park. Activities are self-guided and include a story walk, searching for animal tracks, and solving fun puzzles. Kids who complete all the activities will win prizes at the Exhibit Hall.
Additionally, the Wetlands Park Nature Center is inviting visitors to start off their holiday shopping season at the new Nature Store with a special free gift promotion with purchase of $20 or more. The store will be open on Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in addition to Wednesday through Sunday from Dec. 3 – Dec. 17 to give the public more opportunity for holiday shopping.
"We have lots of exciting and unique products at the Nature Store and are pleased to unveil holiday ornaments for our first holiday season in operation," says Ben Jurand, Program Supervisor. "You can give the gift of nature this season with a custom-designed holiday ornament made exclusively for Wetlands Park. Also available are field guides, animal plush, apparel, unique souvenirs, snacks, and more. We are offering gift cards that can be used in the Nature Store, or for one of our exciting programs. There is something here for everyone, and best of all, 100 percent of the proceeds help to support the Wetlands Park."
Clark County Wetlands Park serves as an oasis for migrating birds because the Las Vegas Wash flows through it to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. At 2,900 acres, more than 250 species of birds and 70 species of mammals have been spotted the County's most rustic park, located in the center of the Las Vegas Valley. The 210-acre Nature Preserve near the Clark County Wetlands Park Visitor's Center includes many of the park's 20 miles of hiking trails. The visitor's center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and hosts a variety of programming activities. To find out more visit the Clark County Wetlands Park website pages at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov. The telephone number is (702) 455-7522. Nature Center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Nature Store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Outdoor hours in the park are dawn to dusk.