The Nevada SPCA in Las Vegas is looking for foster homes for 60 rescued kittens and a pregnant cat, as of July 26. Foster commitments range from just 2 weeks to 3 months.If you can help, please drop by their building and ask for Lauren. Of course, they also have a zillion kittens available for adoption.
Meet amazing desert critters as you explore the Origen Museum. Learn the unique survival strategies animals in the desert use to survive in a harsh environment. Just drop-in while enjoying the Origen galleries. Indoors. Weekends and select holidays to September 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
With the theme “Build a Better World,” Henderson Libraries’ Summer Reading Program runs through August 5. Children through age 17 can read to win prizes. There will also be three two-day camps: one focussed in Lego, one on science, and one on theater. No charge.
Kids of all ages are invited to drop by the Nevada State Museum's Education Room on Saturday afternoon through August 5, from noon to 5 p.m., for hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore Nevada topics through demonstrations, activities and workshops. There's a different topic each time, and you can find that info on their website. No registration required and all programs are free with admission.
Summer Fun Camps are back at Springs Preserve, with new, learning- and nature-based adventure themes each of the nine weeks. It's a different topic each week but every camp week includes: cool museum explorations; acting with Drama Kids International; swimming Fridays at the YMCA; guest speakers; fun crafts, awesome games and cool theme projects. For ages 6 - 12 only.
Astronauts are identified with adventure, exploration and endeavor. Discover what it takes to be a space explorer by wearing a flight suit, taking a spin in a ‘centrifuge’ capsule, climbing into a rocket, viewing live footage from the International Space Station, and more in this traveling exhibit.
Join a naturalist for an eight-part series celebrating the Mojave Desert on Wednesdays through August 2 at Red Rock Canyon. Ages 6-8 can learn about mammals, reptiles, plants, geology, weather, and more through hands-on exploration with games and crafts. There will be snacks. Kids can attend whichever sessions interest them but do have to register in advance.
The Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club is offering Summer Rowing Junior Camps for teens through August 11 and other programs. The newest competitive sport in Nevada provides great fitness and team-building opportunities as well as fun on the 320-acre private lake at the Lake Las Vegas master planned community.
Gilcrease Orchard in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley has fruit and vegetables for sale. You can purchase from their stand or pick your own on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. Check their website to see what's available. They also have apple cider.
Artist Laurens Tan’s exhibit features the Tower of Babel, a fitting symbol of the cacophony of his wandering life and his search for his roots in a rapidly changing China. Free. Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, laurenstan.com
Artist Jennifer Henry transformed the windows on First Street into a simple but stunning skyscape employing the everyday materials of paper and plastic. Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., 702-229-ARTS
Paying special attention to the region surrounding Las Vegas, five international artists use a variety of media to probe the ways in which our civilization uses the land around us for work, recreation, and waste disposal. Free. Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu