Family Activities for MLK Weekend

Family Activities for MLK Weekend

With the year’s first holiday weekend approaching, kids and parents will be looking for a way to squeeze in some fun time in addition to celebrating one of our nation’s most influential historical figures. Luckily, there happens to be a variety of special activities available that will encourage exploration, get those creative juices flowing and spark excitement.

Sssnakes Alive!

The Wilbur D. May Museum is hosting a three-month exhibit dedicated to a reptile that tops many people’s phobia list. Don’t be afraid to check out the exciting features you can explore, including an up close and personal interaction with non-venomous snakes, crawling through a 25-foot model snake and even crossing a bridge hanging above a pit of live rattlesnakes! The exhibit will help you get a better understanding of these often misunderstood creatures. Admission is $9.00 for adults and $8.00 for children and seniors.

Animal Ark

This wildlife sanctuary is normally open throughout the warmer months, but they are doing a special opening for the holiday weekend. Many of the animal residents thrive in winter weather, so you’ll get an opportunity to really see them shine. Bundle up and bring your camera for a chance to snap photos of Koda the Arctic Fox, C.J. the Canada Lynx, Monty the Gray Wolf and a variety of other beautiful animals. Admission is $10 for adults, $6.50 for children and $9 for seniors.

Monster Fish

The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is showing their Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants exhibit through the end of April. Explore life-size sculptures, interactive features and videos showing off these giant creatures. When you’ve finished making your way through, check out the other kid-friendly galleries located throughout the museum. Creativity and exploration await you! Admission is $10 for adults and children, and $9 for veterans and active duty military.

Art Adventures

Start the weekend fun early with a series of four youth art classes. Arts for All Nevada provides art and education opportunities to anyone interested in expanding their creativity throughout the state, and this particular series focuses on the use of four different mediums including watercolor and drawing. The first class begin on January 14 and continues every Thursday until February 4. The cost is $35 and there is even an adult class available for you to participate in during your child’s classes.

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