The Butterfly Habitat has a lot of different butterflies you can observe and learn about, as well as info about their importance to the environment. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless weather or a special event intervenes. Admission is $2 for members, $3 for non-members.
This event features 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
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.
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.
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.
Children will have the chance to learn first-hand how to be a caring neighbor by participating in community-focused acts of kindness with exhibitors. Meet firefighters, police officers and paramedics and, of course, Daniel Tiger. It will run from 10 to 3.
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 North Las Vegas Library District and Las Vegas Lights FC kickoff the 2019 Summer Reading Program! You can meet players, staff and the LVFC mascot, Cash the Soccer Rocker! Take pictures, get autographs and help kick off a summer of fun!
Free, kid-friendly walk with area doctors on the second Sunday of every month. June - Septmber from 10 to 11 am at the Mount Charleston Visitor Center. October - May from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Springs Preserve.
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 Animal Foundation in Las Vegas needs sheets, blankets, towels and such to use for bedding for their cats and dogs. Gently used or new items can be dropped at the shelter every day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. They would also like to connect with housekeeping departments for regular pickups of donated items.
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.
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.
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.