Camps for kids ages 6-11 over a variety of experiences, with each week-long camp including explorations in the Nature Exchange and museums; YMCA swims; zoology encounters; hands-on learning with naturalists and garden gurus; fun crafts and games. There are also three camps just for age 5.
Life-size, life-like animatronic dinosaurs, full-scale skeletons, and fossils from around the world. 9A-5P, Free with Springs Preserve membership or with paid admission. Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org
Clark County Wetlands Park has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. Quite a few are for kids, such as Nature Tales, which includes a story and a craft. Guided walks are for ages 10 and over. Also, art classes for all ages.
The nonprofit Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada provides home repair, accessibility modifications and energy conservation services for low-income homeowners, particularly seniors, people living with disabilities, veterans and families, individuals and multigenerational families.
Celebrate the pioneer lifestyle with one of the fort's biggest events of the year. This family-friendly affair will feature pioneer games, children's crafts, food concessions, live music, and more! 9A, $3. Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., parks.nv.gov
Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization "dedicated to providing new beginnings for displaced Golden Retrievers in Las Vegas and the surrounding area." They have dogs to adopt, and can use volunteers for a variety of things, including providing foster homes.
The Jewish Genealogy Society meets on the third Sunday of the month at the Sahara West Library, starting at 1:30. They usually have a program devoted to some aspect of genealogy. Non-members are welcome to attend.
The library is at 9600 West Sahara Avenue. Their number is 507-3630.
Nevada P.E.P is non-profit group whose mission is to assist families with disabled children. The agency provides information, training, referral assistance and more. The disability categories they assist with include learning, emotional, autism and vision and hearing loss.
It’s amazing what a life-changing moment it can be when you choose to open your heart to a child in need of a temporary home! There are approximately 3,000 children in the care of the Clark County Department of Family Services, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Some are in foster homes and others need foster homes. Find out how you can help at a foster care info session.
Communities in Schools of Southern Nevada is collecting school supplies, hygiene products and uniforms on August 2. CIS serves 48 schools and over 51,000 students K-12 in Clark County. Drop off locations in Henderson and Las Vegas.
ICES is looking for families in Southern Nevada to host high school students (ages 15-17) from other countries for the upcoming school year. Students must be provided with their own bed and a place to study, plus two meals each day. They have spending money and insurance.
Be transported back to the era of Las Vegas as a burgeoning railroad town in the Boomtown 1905 exhibit. Walk through re-creations of the original train depot, Arizona Club, Majestic Theatre, First State Bank, Lincoln Hotel and a mercantile. Encounter interpretive, interactive exhibits and period décor to learn about life in 1905 - 1920 Las Vegas.
The Nevada Southern Railway Museum in Boulder City offers train rides in old Pullman coaches every Saturday and Sunday (with modern air conditioning during the summer). Trips go to the Railroad Pass Casino and back, taking about 35 minutes.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum has family Weekend Science programs on Saturdays from 11 to 3 and on Sundays from 12:30 to 2:30. Kids can do hands-on activities and experiments. They also have the Science Explorers Club for ages 5 to 11.