Wild West Puppet Adventure debuts at Sustainability Gulch in the Springs Preserve

December 4, 2015 by  

Wild West Puppet Adventure debuts at Sustainability Gulch in the Springs Preserve
A wacky Wild West puppet adventure has debuted at Sustainability Gulch! Learn how the citizens of Sustainability Gulch live in harmony with the environment and how you can do the same (Pictured: Jake and Sheriff)

The Vultures

The Vultures

This winter, escape the cool temps with our new, live show: Sustainability Gulch. The 25-minute show, presented by the Las Vegas Family Puppet Theater Company, will take place in the Big Springs Theater inside Origen Museum weekends Dec. 5 – Feb. 28 at 11 am and 1 pm. The show is a taste of exciting puppet theater – all about sustainability in the desert.

The Vultures with Child

Puppets with Child

Sustainability Gulch features a cast of 12 puppets, operated by 6 talented puppeteers. Shows are free for Springs Preserve members or with paid general admission.

The Las Vegas Family Puppet Theater Company

The Las Vegas Family Puppet Theater Company

Puppet Party Hoedown: Following the show, meet, sing, dance and take pictures with the citizens (puppets and puppeteers) of Sustainability Gulch! Noon and 2 pm. Cost is $5 per person; guests will use their own cameras.

The Springs Preserve is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) until Nov. 1st when we start observing fall/winter hours 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. General admission for Nevada residents is $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for students, seniors, teachers and military, $4.95 for children ages five to 17, with kids four and under free. General admission also includes access to the Nevada State Museum, open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for non-resident adults is $18.95, $17.05 for seniors, students and military, $10.95 for children ages five to 17, with kids four and under free.

Located just three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is an award-winning 180-acre family destination dedicated to exploring green-living, desert life, and Las Vegas’ vibrant history through botanical gardens, interactive science and nature exhibits, animal shows, and trails offering hiking, biking and train rides. Indoor experiences include exhibition galleries dedicated to showcasing art and traveling exhibitions of local and national significance, on-site technologically advanced learning centers, the Divine Café, Gift Shop, and the Nevada State Museum. The Preserve hosts seasonal special events including concerts, arts shows and holiday experiences. Plan your visit at or explore via your favorite social media sites and find us on Google Maps.

WHEN: Live shows on weekends – Dec. 5 – Feb. 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Big Springs Theater in the Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve

ADMISSION: This show is free for members or with paid general admission.

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