Interpretive Programs

Interpretive Programs

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. Fee $5. Register here. 

Sunset Sendoff  
Send off the old year and welcome the New Year at this Sunset Sendoff Walk in December. We'll have a cider toast at sunset with a view of the Park and the City.
    Saturday, December 31 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Location: Nature Preserve, All ages
    Register here.

Healing Power of Nature
Take a 2 hour walk and discover the historical uses of plants we have right here at Wetlands Park.
    Saturday, January 14 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Nature Preserve, Ages 10+ 
    Register here.

Wetlands Walkers Kickoff Hike
Meet other Wetlands Walkers and learn about the program. Wetlands Walkers track their hours all year to match the migration of our 2023 species of the year: the White-faced Ibis. This walk starts at the Nature Center and consists of 2-3 miles. 
    Saturday, January 28 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Nature Preserve, Ages 8+ 
    Register here.

Nature is Personal
In February, make time for getting outdoors. Enjoy a guided personal Discovery Walk at Wetlands Park. Even a small dose of nature each day can benefit a person’s well-being.
    Saturday, February 11 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Nature Preserve, Ages 10+ 
    Register here.

Hidden Trails
Wonder where that trail goes? Join us in March on a Hidden Trails walk and find out. You never know what you will see! Fun for all ages.
    Saturday, March 11 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Nature Preserve, All ages
    Register here.

Pabco Trailhead
Join us in April at the Pabco Trailhead. You never know what you will see! Fun for all ages.
    Saturday, April 8 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Pabco Trailhead, All Ages
    Register here.
Birding Walks
Birding Walks
Walk with a Wetlands Park nature guide and a birding expert from Red Rock Audubon Society. Each program begins and ends with an informal social gathering where the session’s topic is discussed and light refreshments are served. Great for beginners and more experienced birders! Ages 10+. Fee $5. Register here. 

Java Jaunt Birding
     Saturday, January 21 - 8:00 am to 10:00 am
     Location: Pabco Trailhead

     Saturday, February 18 - 8:00 am to 10:00 am
     Location: Nature Preserve

This program will not be held in March. Join us for Art Day! Learn more.

     Saturday, April 15 - 7:00 am to 9:00 am
     Location: Wells Trailhead

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.  
    Sunday, February 5 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, March 5 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, April 2 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, May 7 - 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.
    Sunday, February 19 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
    Sunday, April 16 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Kids Create - with Plaster, Clay & Molds
All supplies provided. Advance registration required. Ages 3+. Fee: $10 per child.
Register here.  
    Sunday, January 15 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Sunday, March 19 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Sunday, May 21 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

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

Artist in Residence - Free Art Workshop
Wah-Seets Kahnee (Birds Nest) Workshop

Weave and piece together a small nest from sustainably harvested willow and other objects found at Wetlands Park in this educational creative workshop. Participants will learn how the Southern Paiute and other Indigenous peoples have interacted with the environment and how everyone can steward this land that we all call home. This workshop made possible by Clark County Public Arts Office. All supplies provided. Ages: 15+. Free, advance registration required. View and share a program flyer.

Register here
   Saturday, April 15, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

About the instructor:
Fawn Douglas is the 2023 Wetlands Park Artist in Residence. 
She is an Indigenous American Artivist and enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. Fawn is the head matriarch of Nuwu Art + Activism Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada. Within her art-making, she tells stories in order to remember the past and to ensure the stories of Indigenous peoples are heard in the present. Fawn currently does art and cultural consulting through Nuwu Art, organizes with the non-profit IndigenousAF, serves the City of Las Vegas as an Arts Commissioner for Ward 3 and works part-time as a Cultural Engagement Specialist with Meow Wolf. She earned her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she also taught Art Fundamentals as a graduate instructor in the Department of Art.

Charcoal Drawing
Collaborate with other workshop participants to create a large-scale animal drawing that will be displayed at the Wetlands Park Nature Center for two weeks. Participants will choose an animal as a group and then individually draw small sections that will be tiled together to create a large scale drawing.
All supplies provided. $15. Ages 15+
Register here
  Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

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

Office of Collecting & Design
Create and photograph a unique flatlay from an assortment of provided items.
All supplies provided. $20. Ages 6+
Register here
  Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


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, January 8 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, January 22 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, February 12 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, February 26 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, March 12 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, March 26 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, April 23 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, May 14 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, May 28 - 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, January 11 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
     Wednesday, February 8 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
     Wednesday, March 8 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
   Earth Day
     Wednesday, April 12 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
     Wednesday, May 10 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
     Wednesday, June 14 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
     Wednesday, July 12 - 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 include indoor activities and always feature outdoor exploration.

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.

    Saturday, January 28 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Saturday, February 25 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Saturday, March 25 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Saturday, April 22 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

  Earth Day Can Be Every Day! 
    Wednesday, February 15 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  Extreme Desert Survival 
    Wednesday, March 1 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  Nature Journaling
    Wednesday, March 15 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  Who Lives There? 
    Wednesday, April 5 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  Birds of Prey
    Wednesday, April 19 - 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