Interpretive Programs

Interpretive Programs

SPECIAL EVENT: Haunt the Wetlands - Friday, October 28
Tickets now available! Go to our Special Events page for more information.

Check out the Groups page to schedule a Safari Cart tour, private group guided walking tour, or a Nature Craft with Friends birthday program for kids.

Having difficulty with the online registration system? Call us at (702) 455-7522 to register by phone (payment not accepted by phone); come into the Nature Store, open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; or complete this form and email it to: (do not send payment information by email). 

Tip: In Webtrac, the online registration system, if you see a gray paragraph describing the program without the date and time, click on it once to view dates and details. If you are viewing it as a table, click the little box on the left, then "Add to Cart." If you are on a screen with an "Add to Selection List" button, clicking that will allow you to add the program to your Cart. We can help you recover your username or reset your password if needed.

Visit the Online Activities page for for kids. Kids earn prizes! Free. 

Have you joined Wetlands Walkers yet? Our free walking club is a great way to get your steps in, explore the Park, and learn about a new migratory species every year. Earn prizes at milestones!

Guided Walks & Tours

Discovery Walks
Discovery Walks
Explore Wetlands Park on guided walks with a Park naturalist and Certified Interpretive Guide. Ages 10+. Fee $5. Register here. 

Habitat Walk  
    Sunday, December 11 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Family Walks
Family Walks are paced for kids and enjoyed by all ages! 
All ages. Fee: $5 per child. Register here. 
Kids 0-2 free, Adults free. Register all participants.

Hidden Trails
    Saturday, December 3 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Studio WP Art Programs

Arts & Crafts for Kids
Nature Art for Kids
Kids of all ages will learn basic art techniques and practice kid-friendly painting and drawing skills. Parents participate. All materials provided.
Advance registration required. Ages 4-17. Fee: $5 per child.
Register here.  
  Winter Trees
    Sunday, December 4 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Critters & Crafts
Live animal encounters with a lesson and painting craft.
Ages 3+. Fee: $10 per child.
Register here.
  Theme: TBA
    Sunday, December 18 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Kids Create - with Plaster, Clay & Molds
All supplies provided. Advance registration required. Ages 3+. Fee: $10 per child.
Register here.  
For more crafts, check out the section on this page called "Storytime."
For more to do with kids, check out Family Walks and Wetlands Explorers.

Art Programs for Teens & Adults

Nature Journaling

Discover more of Wetlands Park by joining a guided nature journaling walk. Participants will be invited to explore nature through writing and sketching with easy-to-use watercolor pencils and water brushes.
All materials provided. Ages 15+. Fee: $15.
Register here
  Saturday, December 17, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Powerline Crossing

About the instructor:

Daniel Ogletree is an artist and Part-Time Instructor at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, as well as a Program Assistant at Clark County Wetlands Park. He earned his MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2014, and has exhibited artwork around the world. He resides in Las Vegas with his wife, Kay Leigh Farley, and their McNabb Sheepdog, Laika. His favorite outdoor activities include hiking, backpacking, climbing, and nature journaling.

Guest Artist Workshops

Abstracting Nature Through Photography
with Jennifer Saracino
Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 9:30 am to 11:30 pm
Register here To enroll, click "Add to Selection List" then "Add to Cart."

This workshop will focus on capturing images of the small details around us. Participants will be introduced to several techniques for finding and composing images that are small abstractions from the scenery around them. We will explore the park and photograph our findings. Ages 12+, Fee: $20


Family Programs


Join us for a story and age-appropriate lesson about Wetlands Park animals.
Free, Walk-In. Space is limited.
Location: Lizard Lounge (picnic room) in the Wetlands Park Nature Center.
All ages.

Sunday Storytime with a Librarian
Engaging storytime and craft with a librarian from Whitney Library.
   Sunday, December 11 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Nature Tales
Nature themed story and craft with a Park naturalist, with an age-appropriate nature lesson.
   Wednesday, December 14 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Wetlands Explorers
Wetlands Explorers is a program for tots to young readers, with age-appropriate activities for all participants. Young adventurers explore the Park and learn about plants and animals through fun activities. Wednesday activities are all outdoors; Saturday activities may have an indoor portion.

Ages 3-8. Parental participation required.
Fee: $5 per child. Program fee is discounted to $4 per child after three sessions per season.

Register here.

Winter Strategies
    Saturday, December 10 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

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.

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.

Note: Scholarships are available for fee-based programs. Learn more here.

Clark County Wetlands Park
7050 Wetlands Park Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Phone: (702) 455-7522