Discovery Saturdays – Bears!08/21/202110:00am

Only Black Bears live in Nevada today, but in the past Nevada has been home to Grizzly Bears and Cave Bears.

Learn all about Nevada's bears and make one to take home.

10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room.

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Discovery Saturdays – Bugs!08/28/202110:00am
Meet some bugs and learn the clues that tell you who’s who in the insect world. Make a butterfly puppet to take home too!  10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room. Free with regular admission.  
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Discovery Saturdays – Triassic Nevada09/04/202110:00am
Explore the Nevada state fossil - the ichthyosaur - and more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room. Free with regular admission.
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Discovery Saturdays – Triassic Nevada09/11/202110:00am
Explore the Nevada state fossil - the ichthyosaur - and more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room. Free with regular admission.  
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Discovery Saturdays – Triassic Nevada09/18/202110:00am
Explore the Nevada state fossil - the ichthyosaur - and more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room. Free with regular admission.
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Discovery Saturdays – Triassic Nevada09/25/202110:00am
Explore the Nevada state fossil - the ichthyosaur - and more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room. Free with regular admission.
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Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada10/02/202110:00am

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil - the ichthyosaur, our state bird - the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal - the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower - the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday […]

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Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada10/09/202110:00am

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil - the ichthyosaur, our state bird - the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal - the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower - the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday […]

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Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada10/16/202110:00am

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil - the ichthyosaur, our state bird - the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal - the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower - the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday […]

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Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada10/23/202110:00am

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil - the ichthyosaur, our state bird - the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal - the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower - the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday […]

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Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada10/30/202110:00am

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil - the ichthyosaur, our state bird - the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal - the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower - the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Mexican Paper Flowers11/06/202110:00am

There has been a long tradition in Mexico of constructing things, such as flowers, out of colored tissue paper. It’s a tradition that started more than 200 years ago in Mexico and it’s still growing.

These artisans use their paper-crafting […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Cootie Catchers11/13/202110:00am

Today we are making cootie catchers, which in other cultures and countries are also known as fortune tellers, chatterboxes, salt cellars, whirlybirds, or paku-paku.  These are all a form of origami that dates back centuries  from the Japanese words […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Cootie Catchers11/20/202110:00am

Today we are making cootie catchers, which in other cultures and countries are also known as fortune tellers, chatterboxes, salt cellars, whirlybirds, or paku-paku.  These are all a form of origami that dates back centuries  from the Japanese words […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Hawaiian Independence Day11/27/202110:00am

The lei custom was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian voyagers, who took an incredible journey from Tahiti, navigating by the stars in sailing canoes. With these early settlers, the lei tradition in Hawaii was born.  Leis were […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Holiday Cards12/04/202110:00am

Holiday Cards
Come and see some holiday cards from our collections and get inspired to make some of your own.
Design and make your own seasonal holiday cards during our Discovery Saturday craft programs designed for everyone of all […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Snowflakes!12/11/202110:00am

Snowflakes
We can’t always count on a snowy holiday season in the desert, so make your own snowflake to take home!
Design and make your own snowflake during our Discovery Saturday craft programs designed for everyone of all ages.

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Discovery Saturdays – DIY Toys12/18/202110:00am

DIY Toys
School is out for the year! Help beat the boredom by making some of your own toys.
Design and make your own toys during our Discovery Saturday craft programs designed for everyone of all ages.

10 am to 2 pm in our Special […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Rain!01/08/202210:00am

Rain!
January Theme - Learn about different kinds of weather!
Design and make your own crafts to take away during our Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages.

Make-and-takes include rain puddle craft and rain […]

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Discovery Saturdays – (Cancelled) Wind!01/15/202210:00am

EVENT CANCELLED - Wind!
January Theme - Learn about different kinds of weather!
Design and make your own crafts to take away during our Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages.
During January we'll explore […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Snow!01/22/202210:00am

Snow!
January Theme - Learn about different kinds of weather!
Design and make your own crafts to take away during our Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages.
During January we'll explore different kinds of […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Thunder and Lightning!01/29/202210:00am

Thunder and Lightning!
January Theme - Learn about different kinds of weather!
Design and make your own crafts to take away during our Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages.
During January we'll explore […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Valentines!02/05/202210:00am

Valentines!
Today we are making crafts for Valentines Day !
Design and make your own Valentines card for your loved one to take away during our Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages.
Plus we will be making […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Lantern Festival!02/12/202210:00am

Celebrating the Lantern Festival!
Today we are making lanterns in celebration of the Lantern Festival!
The Lantern Festival marks the first full moon of the new lunar year or the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Women’s History Month!03/05/202210:00am

Celebrating Women's History Month!
Colanthe "Florence" Jones Murphy
Today we are making and racing paper planes in recognition of world renown early aviator Amelia Earhart and of Nevada's own Colanthe "Florence" Jones Murphy - a pioneer […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Women’s History Month!03/12/202210:00am

Celebrating Women's History Month!
Bronze statue of Sarah Winnemucca
Today we are weaving baskets in recognition of Paiute Sarah Winnemucca, Washoe Dat-So-La-Lee and the artistry of the First Peoples.

Dat-So-La-Lee with […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Women’s History Month!03/19/202210:00am

Celebrating Women's History Month!
Today we are exploring all forms of communication in recognition of news anchor Polly Gonzalez and early Las Vegas news editor and writer Delphine Squires.

Polly Gonzalez, news anchor

Delphine […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Women’s History Month!03/26/202210:00am

Celebrating Women's History Month!
Margaret Wheat, self-taught geologist and anthropologist

Eilley Bowers, owner of part of the Comstock mine
Today we are exploring fossils and mining in recognition of Margaret Wheat, self-taught […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Earth Month!04/02/202210:00am

Celebrating Earth Month!
Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly
Today we are exploring butterflies and other pollinators in recognition of Earth Month.
Discover more about the importance of pollinators to the food chain on Earth.  View […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Earth Month!04/09/202210:00am

Celebrating Earth Month!
Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly
Today we are exploring butterflies and other pollinators in recognition of Earth Month.
Discover more about the importance of pollinators to the food chain on Earth.  View […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Earth Month!04/16/202210:00am

Celebrating Earth Month!
Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly
Today we are exploring butterflies and other pollinators in recognition of Earth Month.
Discover more about the importance of pollinators to the food chain on Earth.  View […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Earth Month!04/23/202210:00am

Celebrating Earth Month!
Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly
Today we are exploring butterflies and other pollinators in recognition of Earth Month.
Discover more about the importance of pollinators to the food chain on Earth.  View […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Celebrating Earth Month!04/30/202210:00am

Celebrating Earth Month!
Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly
Today we are exploring butterflies and other pollinators in recognition of Earth Month.
Discover more about the importance of pollinators to the food chain on Earth.  View […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Old Fashioned Toys05/07/202210:00am
Celebrating Play! Today we are exploring old fashioned toys and gadgets! Come and discover how to play with toys and gadgets of bygone years. Crafts and activities are all free with regular admission, plus make a Mothers Day card to take away.
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Discovery Saturdays – Old Fashioned Toys05/14/202210:00am
Celebrating Play! Today we are exploring old fashioned toys and gadgets! Come and discover how to play with toys and gadgets of bygone years. Crafts and activities are all free with regular admission.
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Discovery Saturdays – Old Fashioned Toys05/21/202210:00am
Celebrating Play! Today we are exploring old fashioned toys and gadgets! Come and discover how to play with toys and gadgets of bygone years. Crafts and activities are all free with regular admission.
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Discovery Saturdays – Old Fashioned Toys05/28/202210:00am
Celebrating Play! Today we are exploring old fashioned toys and gadgets! Come and discover how to play with toys and gadgets of bygone years. Crafts and activities are all free with regular admission.
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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada Animals06/04/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevadan Animals!
Today we are exploring the animals of Nevada!

Come and discover animal tracks, pelts and skulls with our hands-on artifacts.
Play with our new selection of animal puppets and make them come alive while […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada Animals06/11/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevadan Animals!
Today we are exploring the animals of Nevada!

Come and discover animal tracks, pelts and skulls with our hands-on artifacts.
Play with our new selection of animal puppets and make them come alive!
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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada Animals06/18/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevadan Animals!
Today we are exploring the animals of Nevada!

Come and discover animal tracks, pelts and skulls with our hands-on artifacts.
Play with our new selection of animal puppets and make them come alive!
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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada Animals06/25/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevadan Animals!
Today we are exploring the animals of Nevada!

Come and discover animal tracks, pelts and skulls with our hands-on artifacts.
Play with our new selection of animal puppets and make them come alive!
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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada Dinosaurs and Fossils07/02/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevadan Dinosaurs and Fossils!
For the month of July we are exploring the dinosaurs of Nevada and the fossils we have as evidence of their existence.

Come and explore our collection of fossils and learn more about the animals […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada Dinosaurs and Fossils07/09/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevadan Dinosaurs and Fossils!
For the month of July we are exploring the dinosaurs of Nevada and the fossils we have as evidence of their existence.

Come and explore our collection of fossils and learn more about the animals […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada Dinosaurs and Fossils07/16/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevadan Dinosaurs and Fossils!
For the month of July we are exploring the dinosaurs of Nevada and the fossils we have as evidence of their existence.

Come and explore our collection of fossils and learn more about the animals […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada Dinosaurs and Fossils07/23/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevadan Dinosaurs and Fossils!
For the month of July we are exploring the dinosaurs of Nevada and the fossils we have as evidence of their existence.

Come and explore our collection of fossils and learn more about the animals […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada Dinosaurs and Fossils07/30/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevadan Dinosaurs and Fossils!
For the month of July we are exploring the dinosaurs of Nevada and the fossils we have as evidence of their existence.

Come and explore our collection of fossils and learn more about the animals […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Birds of Nevada08/06/202210:00am

Celebrating the Birds of Nevada!
For the month of August we are exploring the birds of Nevada, the sheer diversity of birds that reside and visit Nevada and how they have adapted to their chosen environment.  From the fastest bird on the planet […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Birds of Nevada08/13/202210:00am

Celebrating the Birds of Nevada!
For the month of August we are exploring the birds of Nevada, the sheer diversity of birds that reside and visit Nevada and how they have adapted to their chosen environment.  From the fastest bird on the planet […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Birds of Nevada08/20/202210:00am

Celebrating the Birds of Nevada!
For the month of August we are exploring the birds of Nevada, the sheer diversity of birds that reside and visit Nevada and how they have adapted to their chosen environment.  From the fastest bird on the planet […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Birds of Nevada08/27/202210:00am

Celebrating the Birds of Nevada!
For the month of August we are exploring the birds of Nevada, the sheer diversity of birds that reside and visit Nevada and how they have adapted to their chosen environment.  From the fastest bird on the planet […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Transportation09/03/202210:00am

Celebrating Transportation!
For the month of September we are exploring the history of transportation both in Nevada and the country.  From the fastest manmade to the animal driven, discover more at our Discovery Saturday events!

Come […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Transportation09/10/202210:00am

Celebrating Transportation!
For the month of September we are exploring the history of transportation both in Nevada and the country.  From the fastest manmade to the animal driven, discover more at our Discovery Saturday events!

Come […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Transportation09/17/202210:00am

Celebrating Transportation!
For the month of September we are exploring the history of transportation both in Nevada and the country.  From the fastest manmade to the animal driven, discover more at our Discovery Saturday events!

Come […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Transportation09/24/202210:00am

Celebrating Transportation!
For the month of September we are exploring the history of transportation both in Nevada and the country.  From the fastest manmade to the animal driven, discover more at our Discovery Saturday events!

Come […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada State Symbols10/08/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevada State Symbols!
For the month of October in recognition of Nevada Day on October 31st, we are exploring the state symbols of Nevada.  Whether animal, plant or mineral, alive or dead, the state symbols are a fascinating way to […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada State Symbols10/15/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevada State Symbols!
For the month of October in recognition of Nevada Day on October 31st, we are exploring the state symbols of Nevada.  Whether animal, plant or mineral, alive or dead, the state symbols are a fascinating way to […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada State Symbols10/22/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevada State Symbols!
For the month of October in recognition of Nevada Day on October 31st, we are exploring the state symbols of Nevada.  Whether animal, plant or mineral, alive or dead, the state symbols are a fascinating way to […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Nevada State Symbols10/29/202210:00am

Celebrating Nevada State Symbols!
For the month of October in recognition of Nevada Day on October 31st, we are exploring the state symbols of Nevada.  Whether animal, plant or mineral, alive or dead, the state symbols are a fascinating way to […]

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