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. 


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December 2019

January 2020

How to register for programs:

Click here to sign up if you have an account. 

Some of our programs don't require advance registration. Please see program descriptions.
Note: Scholarships are available for fee-based programs. Learn more here.


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, Tuesday through Sunday 9 am to 3 pm. 


Program Descriptions

​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
​C​ommunity Volunteer Events

 

​​ ​ ​Click on the Program title for a detailed description.Click here to sign up for all programs.

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

Registration Required:

Curious Cottontails

Nature Tykes

Wildlife Investigations

Young Explorers


Walk In:

Nature Tales

  Puppets on Strings

Storytime with a Librarian​ 

More Activities for Kids

Registration Required:

Discovery Walks

Java Jaunt Birding

Safari Cart Tours


Registration Required:

​Nature Art for Kids

Wetlands Watercolor (Adults)


Eveni​ng Lecture Series
Returning May 2020

​​Wildlife Talks with NDOW
Returning May 2020

​Schedule Your Own Group Programs

Nature Craft with Friends
Great for kid's parties!
​Group Tours
Walking Tours & Cart Tours Available
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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.

Curious Cottontails is from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on:
  • Saturday, December 21 - Fire: The good with the bad
  • Saturday, January 18 - Ancient Residents
  • Saturday, February 15 - Bird's Eye View
  • Saturday, March 14 - It's a Tree's Life
  • Saturday, April 18 - Water! Who Needs It?

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.

Walk-in, no advance registration required.

Nature Tales is from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on:

  • Tuesday, December 17 - Herons
  • Saturday, December 28 - Owls
  • Tuesday, January 21  
  • Saturday, January 25 - Beetles
  • Saturday, February 8 - Ladybugs
  • Tuesday, February 18 
  • Saturday, February 22 - Owls


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.

Nature Tykes will return March 2020.

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


Activities for Kids (Open to all ages)

Activities for Kids includes arts and crafts and other activities, often offered on holidays. Open to all ages. Free. Walk in.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Dream Wall

What's your dream for the future? Draw it, and make a pledge to make it happen! Kid's artwork will remain on display in the Picnic Cafe through the end of January.

    • Monday, January 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

President's Day: Wetlands Explorer Day

Come to the Nature Center Exhibit Hall for a Wetlands Explorer Activity Book, then explore the park to complete the activities. Return to the Exhibit Hall for a prize! 

    • Monday, February 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 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, December 14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Special program: Holiday on Strings!
  • Saturday, February 1, 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 Storytime is from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on:                 

  • Sunday, December 1
  • Sunday, December 15
  • Sunday, January 5
  • Sunday, January 19
  • Sunday, February 2
  • Sunday, February 16
  • Sunday, March 1
  • Sunday, March 15

 

Wildlife Investigators (Ages 6+)

Who lives in the park? Investigate scat and tracks to find clues! You will make a plaster mold of an animal track to take home. Parental participation required. All materials provided. Fee: $7.50 per child.

Registration coming soon.

Wildife Investigations is from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on:

  • Saturday, January 4
  • Saturday, March 7

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


Young Explorers (Ages 5-7)

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. Fee: $7.50 per child.

Register Here

Young Explorers is from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on:

  • Sunday, December 29 - Winter Strategies: How do animals survive in cold weather? 
  • Sunday, January 26 - Nature's Helicopters: Hummingbirds!
  • Sunday, February 22 - Locomotion: How do animals move?
  • Sunday, March 29 - Extreme Survival: How do desert tortoises live in the desert?
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.

  • Tuesday, December 31, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Ages 10+ New Year's Eve Sunset Sendoff - $5
  • Sunday, January 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Ages 10+, Wetlands Walkers 2020 Kickoff - $5
  • Sunday, January 26, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Ages 5+ Introduction to Wetlands Park - $5
  • Friday, February 14, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Ages 10+, Nature's Love Stories a sunset walk - $5
  • Saturday, February 15, 6:00 am - 8:00 pm, All Ages, Beaver! - $5 

  

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+. Fee: $6 

Java Jaunt Birding is from 7:30 am to 9:30 am on:
  • Sunday, January 19
  • Sunday, February 16
  • Sunday, April 19
Special Program: Join us for the Early Bird Walk for World Migratory Bird Walk on Saturday, March 21. Visit the Special Events page to sign up and learn more about Bird Day!

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


Wetlands
Park Safari Cart Tours​​ (Age 10+)

Enjoy an Introduction to the Wetlands Park Nature Preserve from the comfort of our new Safari Touring Cart! You will learn about the history and wildlife of Wetlands Park and visit scenic overlooks of the Las Vegas Wash.
Must be able to transfer to/from a golf cart. Limited Space. Ages 10+. Fee: $14 per person.

  • Sunday, December 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 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. Fee: $5 per child.

Nature Art for Kids is from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on:
  • Sunday, January 12 - Watercolor Desert Sunsets
  • Sunday, February 9 - Watercolor Birds
  • Sunday, March 8 - Watercolor Leaves
  • Sunday, April 12 - Watercolor Flowers
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, January 18, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Painting Owl Faces
Registration Available January 17:
  • Saturday, February 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Painting Feathers

 

    

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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 May 8, 2020. Please check back for registration.

 

 

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