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Reno Sparks parks and recreation guides, Nevada, NV Reno and Sparks each publish parks and recreation guides featuring information about recreational programs and activities available to the community.

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Discovery Museum in Reno

Discovery Museum, Reno, Nevada, NV The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (or just The Discovery) offers one of the best places in Reno for family fun in an educational atmosphere.

Ride the Polar Express

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Wolf Pack football, University Nevada, Reno Nevada Wolf Pack football home games are played in Mackay Stadium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Spring Break 2019 for the Washoe County School District is March 25 through April 5. With numerous spring break camps and activities available in Washoe County, keeping the kids busy and entertained shouldn't be a problem.

"The Lost World of Dragons" at the May Museum

Through May 12, 2019. The exhibit is a world of fantasy and adventure for visitors of all ages. Get a thrill from larger-than-life animatronic dragons. "The Lost World of Dragons" is at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, 1595 N. Sierra Street. (775) 785-5961.

Student Stewards Spring Break Camps from Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. The Student Stewards Spring Break Camp is open to all 8 - 13 year olds in the Reno/Sparks area. The camp turns local parks into learning laboratories where students are able to connect with the natural world and appreciate science. During the first week (March 25 - 29), campers explore the world of Ecosystem Engineers. During the second week (April 1 - 5), students will investigate Seasonal Survivors. Camp will be in Idlewild Park at the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation office, 50 Cowan Drive. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended hours available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can register online for either week or both. The cost is $200 per week. Scholarships are available.

Arts for All Nevada Spring Break Art Camps

There will be two spring break art camp sessions from Arts for All Nevada. Click the camp links for more details and to register online. These camps are for kids ages 6 to 10. The cost per week is $125.

Galena Creek Visitor Center, Reno, Nevada

Spring Exploration Camp by Great Basin Naturalists at Galena

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. Campers ages 8 to 12 spend the day outside learning outdoor survival skills, exploring forest and water ecosystems, hiking trails, playing group games, creating art, and making new friends. Exploration Camp provides kids with the joys of hiking, exploring, and learning in a forest environment with qualified and dedicated Great Basin Institute at Galena Naturalists. Camp runs daily, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $195 per week. Financial aid is available. Camp is held at Galena Creek Visitor Center in south Reno. For more information or to register, call (775) 849-4948. Visit the website to sign up online.

University Spring Break Camps from KIDS University at UNR

March 25 - 29, 2019. These spring break camps are offered on the same dates for two age groups (grades 2 - 4 and grades 5 - 8). Camps will be held at the Continuing Education Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The theme is "KIDS U Explores the University." Sessions run concurrently from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Free before and after care is available. Full payment ($275) is due upon registration. Registration for University Spring Break Camps is available online for each camp. Early registration is encouraged as sessions can fill fast. For more information, call KIDS University at (775) 784-4046.

Spring Break 2019 Camp at The Discovery

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. The Discovery Museum in Reno is hosting a set of spring break camps. These camps are popular and the number of kids is limited, so sign up as soon as you can to ensure your child a spot. Online registration is available at the Camp Discovery web page. Camps for older kids go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with early dropoff and late pickup available. Kindergarten camps are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $105 to $210 for Museum members, $117.50 to $235 for non-members. There are camps for kids from Kindergarten through 7th grade. The camp information phone number is (775) 398-5954.

  • Little Seuss - (Kindergarten, 3/25 - 29/2019, 9 a.m. to 12 noon)
  • Very Hungry Camper - (Kindergarten, 3/25 - 29/2019, 1 - 4 p.m.)
  • Beakers & Brushes - (Kindergarten, 4/1 - 5/2019, 9 a.m. to 12 noon)
  • Sound Science - (Kindergarten, 4/1 - 5/2019, 1 - 4 p.m.)
  • Jurassic Journey - (Grades 1-2, 3/25 - 29/2019)
  • Science of Yuck - (Grades 1-2, 3/25 - 29/2019)
  • Bricktopia - (Grades 1-2, 4/1 - 5/2019)
  • Superhero Training - (Grades 3-4, 3/25 - 29/2019)
  • Mind Benders - (Grades 3-4, 4/1 - 5/2019)
  • Bona Fide Body - (Grades 5-7, 4/1 - 5/2019)

Vacation Station at the City of Reno

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. The City of Reno Parks and Recreation Department hosts Vacation Station for kids ages 6 to 12.5. Camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Activities will include sports, field trips, and arts and crafts. The fee is $100 a week or $30 per day. Vacation Station locations will be Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center, Plumas Park and Gym, McKinley Arts and Culture Center and Glenn Duncan Elementary School. For more information, call (775) 334-4280. Financial scholarships available.

Spring Vacation Fun with Sparks Parks and Rec

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. Spring Vacation Fun is a program offered by Sparks Parks and Recreation for children from kindergarten through 6th grade. The program is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Staff will provide organized (by grade groups) games, arts and crafts, and field trips, all of which are included in the registration fee. The cost is $144 or $120 for Sparks residents. The daily drop-in fee is $43 or $36 for Sparks residents. For more information, call (775) 353-2376.

Spring Break Activities for Kids and Families at the Washoe County Library

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. Find fun activities at your local Washoe County Library branch during spring break. The Washoe County Library System offers many free events, activities, and presentations. Children of all ages, families, and adults will find something of interest at every library branch in Washoe County. Search the online calendar for activities at a branch near you.

Spring Break Camps at the Nevada Museum of Art

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno will be having two camps - Fun With Clay from March 25 - 29, 2019 and From Seeds to Trees from April 1 - 5, 2019 (both for kids ages 7 to 12). The first is from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and the second is from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Both camps include all materials. Visit the website to sign up online. Presented by the E.L. Cord Museum School. For more information, call (775) 398-7260.

Ride the Idlewild Park Train

The popular and fun train ride in Reno's Idlewild Park will be running daily during spring break from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Sunday, April 7, 2019. The fare is only $2 (cash only). Kids 2 and under riding on an adult's lap are free.

Reno Little Theater Spring Break Camp

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. Spring break campers will have the opportunity to explore creative storytelling. improvisation, creative movement, and musical theater. Each weekly session has a different theme. Camp is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with before / after care available. The first week is "Mary Poppins" and the second week is "Where the Wild Things Are." Both are for campers ages 6 to 12 and cost $250. You can register online from the website or call (775) 813-8900 to register by phone or get more information.

Spring Break Full Play Camp from KidScape Productions

April 1 - 5, 2019. Full Play "The Norse Mythology Ragnasplosion" Camp. This camp ends with a free community performance on April 6. Kids will work on this story at Damonte Ranch High School. The cost is $335. It is for ages 7 to 17 and you can register online. Limited to 35 actors and 15 backstage. Pre-registration required. For more information, call (775) 313-3900.

Challenge Island Spring Break Camps

March 25 - 29, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, "Girls and Dolls Sequel Camp." April 1 - 5, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, "Mindcraft Mania Camp." Both camps are for kids K through 6th grade and will be at Wooster High School. The cost is $120 per camp. Visit the website for additional information and to register online.

Spring Break Junior Tennis Camps

March 25 - 28 and April 1 - 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Young tennis players can improve their technique over four three-hour sessions per week at Alpine Tennis' Plumas Street location. For kids ages 6 to 17. It's $120 per week. To sign up, call (775) 689-2975.

Nevada Women's Soccer Spring Break Soccer Clinic

March 26 - 28, 2019, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Boys and girls alike can participate in this camp held at Wolf Pack Park, designed to enhance soccer skills including passing, dribbling and shooting. Multi-child discounts are available. For kids ages 6 to 14. Cost is $165. You can sign up online.

NNJ Volleyball's Spring Break Camps

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. Half-day and full-day camps available both weeks for kids of all ages. Cost is $150 to $250. Beginner through advanced-level volleyball players can learn serves, passing and footwork from NNJ Volleyball coaches and staff. Camps are held at NNJ Volleyball's Linda Way location in Sparks. Call (775) 355-8600 for registration information.

Major Taylor Ride Camp from Reno Bike Project

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. Kids who want to learn more about bikes — riding and maintenance — can join Reno Bike Project's weeklong morning camp at the organization's 4th Street auxiliary location in Reno. All equipment is included. For kids 11 to 18. It's $150 per rider and you can visit the website to sign up online

Camp RockSport at RockSport Indoor Climbing Gym

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. Children of all ages can work on their climbing techniques and climbing safety at RockSport's indoor facility on Silverada Boulevard in Reno. Kids will also advance their skills in climbing technique and become more aware of climbing safety. For ages 6 to 17. To register and for more information, call (775) 352-7673.

Bricks 4 Kidz Spring Break Camps

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. Bricks 4 Kidz offers a full week of nonstop LEGO for kindergarteners on up, with camps for LEGO Movie enthusiasts, budding architects, stop-motion animators and robotics (ages 9 and up for those last two). Camps will be held at Bud Beasley, Hunsberger and Jesse Beck elementary schools. For K through 6th grade. Online registration is available. (775) 200-0445

Spring Break LEGO Camp at the Washoe County Library

March 26 - 38, 2019, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come to Sierra View Library for a free three day LEGO® Camp. Register online to participate in directed builds and then stay for free build time. For children ages 7 and up.

School Break Programs from Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

March 25 - 29 and April 1 - 5, 2019. The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows offers full-day programming for Washoe County School District and Lyon County School District breaks including: Fall break, Winter break, Spring break and Summer break. For details about break program features, hours and prices and to register, go to the website and download the form that corresponds with the site you would attend during the school break at the Boys & Girls Club.

Go to The Movies

The Reno metro area offers five multi-screen theaters (including an IMAX theater complex), a low-cost cinema at the Grand Sierra Resort, feature films and star shows at the Fleischmann Planetarium, and in Sparks, one of the few real-live drive-in theaters still showing movies in America.

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