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Science is Everywhere

It really is!  Below is a listing of our scheduled 2016 events. Opportunities are organized by geographical area, so you can plan your route through the Vegas valley for a full day of free, family-friendly fun. Click the map to check it out!

Be sure to note the details below each program - programs may require pre-registration, and some have minimum age requirements. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are first-come, first served.

  Events marked with a red diamond require pre-registration, as space will be limited. Registration for events will open on this website starting Wednesday, April 13th

Boulder City

Scenic Science on the Black Canyon  ♦ Register

Venue: Lake Mead Visitor Center

Time: 9:30, 11:30, 1:30

Address: 10 Lakeshore Road, Boulder City, NV 89005

Event Description:

Enjoy a Postcard tour of the Colorado River and Black Canyon. Drive to near the base of Hoover Dam and spend 30 minutes on a raft learning more about the construction of Hoover Dam, the Colorado River and the wonders of the Black Canyon. Reservation Required.

Printing Nature

Venue: Lake Mead Visitor Center

Time: 10am-4pm

Address: 10 Lakeshore Road, Boulder City, NV 89005

Event Description:

Blend art, science, and the outdoors by making nature prints. Discover amazing adaptations in the plant world and learn why plants in the Mojave Desert look the way they do.

Las Vegas

Peeking into Nevada's Past ♦  Register

Venue: Nevada State Museum

Time: 11, 12, 1pm

Address: 309 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107

Event Description:

Visitors to the Nevada State Museum are wowed by its towering mammoth skeleton and enormous ichthyosaur. But did you know that only a fraction of the museum's collection is on exhibit? Get rare access to the museum's collections area for this special behind-the-scenes tour.

The Circle of Life ♦ Register

Venue: Nevada Donor Network

Time: 10am-4pm

Address: 2061 E. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Event Description:

Step inside Nevada’s only Organ Perfusion Lab to check out real organs! Learn what happens when these organs stop working, and meet people who have gotten transplants.

Sign Science Techie Tour  ♦  Register

Venue: The Neon Museum

Time: 6:30pm -7:15pm and 7:15pm-8:00PM

Address: 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Event Description:

Explore the science and technology of electrified signs while learning how neon, incandescent, and LED lights have illuminated the world-famous Las Vegas skyline. Must register online starting April 13th.

Ologist Day

Venue: Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Time: 1pm-4pm

Address: 900 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Event Description:

Budding science lovers will get an opportunity to meet real scientists from many different fields. Kids can ask questions and get their hands on real fossils, artifacts, and live animals.

Red Rock is Alive

Venue: Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center


Address: 1000 Scenic Loop Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89161

Event Description:

Get close to nature with activities about the flora, fauna, cultural history, and geology of Red Rock Canyon and the Mojave Desert.

The Science of Saving Lives  ♦  Register

Venue: University Medical Center-Trauma Building

Time: 10am to noon

Address: 800 Rose Street, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Event Description:

Peek inside the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Nevada. Meet the surgeons, doctors, and nurses trained to handle any life- threatening condition, even if that means holding someone’s heart in their hands.

My Robotic Friends ♦  Register

Venue: Las Vegas Library

Time: 1:45 pm to 2:45pm

Address: 833 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Event Description:

In this unplugged workshop, you'll learn a bit about how robots work and the FUNdamentals of coding. Then, you'll get some practice writing programs for your robotic friends to execute. This activity is suitable for kids ages 6 and up.

The Immersion Dome Experience ♦  Register

Venue: Downtown Container Park Immersion Dome

Time: 3-6pm

Address: 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Event Description:

Experience everything from the ocean to outer space in a unique 360-degree immersion dome outfitted with cutting-edge video technology. Lean back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Science Day at the Springs Preserve

Venue: Springs Preserve

Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Address: 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107

Event Description:

Explore the Preserve’s gardens and other open spaces with science crafts, a scavenger hunt, and tours of the DesertSol UNLV Solar House.

More than Meets the Eye…

Venue: National Atomic Testing Museum

Time: noon-5

Address: 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Event Description:

Experience the exciting history of nuclear testing in America. Tour the Museum and take part in activities featuring Geiger counters, Doctor Edgerton’s Piddler, and more!

Keeping the Lights On  ♦  Register

Venue: NV Energy

Time: 11am to 1pm

Address: 6226 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89151

Event Description:

NV Energy uses advanced monitoring and predictive tools, including complex modeling to predict when one of its power plants may lose efficiency or reliability. Come learn how a small team leverages technology to assure NV Energy's power production is among the most reliable in the country.

Breaking News!  ♦  Register

Venue: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Time: 11:00 AM

Address: 1111. W. Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Event Description:

How do all those pictures and stories wind up in your newspaper? Take a tour of the Las Vegas Review-Journal Press Room to see how Nevada’s largest paper gets printed every day

The Strip

Sharks in the Desert ♦   Register

Venue: Shark Reef Aquarium

Time: tours at 10am, 10:30am, 11am, and 11:30am

Address: 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Event Description:

What does it take to operate a 1.3 million gallon aquarium filled with sea life in the middle of the Mojave Desert? Go on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the science that makes it possible.

The Secrets of Lion, Tigers, and…Dolphins? ♦   Register

Venue: Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage

Time: 11am and 2:30pm

Address: 3400 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Event Description:

Get an insider’s look at the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, and learn how staff train the special animals that live there.

The Science of Beautiful ♦   Register

Venue: Bellagio Conservatory

Time: 9am to noon

Address: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Event Description:

Learn what it takes to create detailed and elaborate displays every season, including over 100 expert horticulturalists, water features, architectural touches, and theatrically-arranged plants.

The Bellagio Fountains Revealed ♦  Register

Venue: Bellagio Fountains

Time: 10am to noon

Address: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Event Description:

Meet the experts that use a host of STEM disciplines to weave together water, music, and light to create the iconic Fountains of Bellagio show.

Lava in Las Vegas? ♦   Register

Venue: Mirage Volcano

Time: 2pm to 6pm (last tour at 5:30)

Address: 3400 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Event Description:

What does it take to create a volcanic explosion on the Las Vegas Strip? Go behind the scenes at the Mirage Volcano to see how science and technology make this exciting show happen.

Roller Coaster Roundup ♦   Register

Venue: Circus Circus Adventuredome

Time: 8 am and 9 am

Address: 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Event Description:

What does an amusement park look like before it opens? Get VIP access to the Adventuredome and check out the cool technology behind rides like the Inverter and El Loco.


Homegrown Engineering

Venue: SYN Shop - The Las Vegas Hackerspace

Time: 11am - 4pm

Address: 1075 American Pacific, Suite C, Henderson, NV 89074

Event Description:

Members of the Hackerspace will show off their homegrown mad science creations, including Tesla coils, robots, 3D dinosaurs and more! Plus, learn how you can join the action.

South Valley

Wild Water Park Waves ♦  Register

Venue: Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas

Time: 11:00am and 2:00pm tours

Address: 7055 S Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas, NV 89148

Event Description:

On this exclusive tour, see how the park’s water is pumped, cleaned, and recycled, and get a peek behind the wave pool to learn how we make waves!

Be a Mix Master

Venue: Enterprise Library

Time: 10am-6pm

Address: 25 E. Shelbourne Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Event Description:

The Las Vegas - Clark County Library District's TechArt Studios initiative will highlight its Learn to DJ program with hands-on demonstrations and performances!

Exotic Aquatic  ♦  Register

Venue: Silverton Casino Aquarium

Time: 9am-9:45am and 11am-11:45am

Address: 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139

Event Description:

Experience a day in the life of a Silverton biologist, who relies on biology, chemistry, and technology to keep the aquarium’s animals happy and healthy.


How does Hydro-Flight Work?  ♦  Register

Venue: Jetpack America - Las Vegas (Pahrump)

Time: 11am to 1pm

Address: 3601 South Highway 160, Parump, NV 89048

Event Description:

Blast off at Jetpack America! Learn how hydro- flight machines work and discover where this technology is headed in the future. Plus, get a chance to win a free jetpack ride!