Family Activities for the weekend of April 20 and 21

April 20th is a BIG day in Las Vegas for families. Parents and kids have countless activities to partake in together. We’ve outlined some of the best, most fun and educational events for Saturday, April 20th (and a few days after) while in Las Vegas with little ones.

First, check out the Health Fair hosted by Catholic Charities.  This event offers bounce houses, food, free health exams and free giveaways from the kids. This annual event will be hosted at Catholic Charities, which is located on 3606 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 144, Las Vegas, NV 89130. The event from 9 am until 3pm.

 After the Health Fair, head over to GREENFest to celebrate Earth Day.  This event is being hosted by UNLV to help teach little ones the importance of recycling. The event will feature exhibits, recycling collection, culture, and the largest cardboard house west of the Mississippi River. Over 130 “green” booths will be on hand to help teach children how to care for the Earth.  GREENFest is free and kicks off at ULNV from 11am until 6pm on April 20th.

On Sunday, April 21st, there is a very special event for the kids. Children under two years of age are free, otherwise admission is ten dollars. If you feel like taking a ride then this activity is perfect for your family. The drive to the zoo, which is in Moapa Town, is just shy of an hour. Ross-N-More zoo is only open one more day in April and it is the 21st. The zoo’s next open date will not be until May 5th! The zoo’s website is The not for profit zoo is located at 746 Snowden Ranch Road in Moapa Town, NV.  This zoo has some of the most stunning monkeys, snakes and other wildlife in Nevada. And, it is accredited by the Zoological Association of America.

If you have a little extra cash to spend then check out David Copperfield’s Sunday (04/21) night show at the MGM Grand Hotel. This show is getting rave reviews because the theatre feels intimate and there are no video screens to assist with the “magic.” Tip: This show can sellout, but if you check Tix4Tonight, or alike websites, you usually can grab family tickets the same day and at a decent price. Children under ten years of age may not be a great match for this event. But, children in their pre-teens and teens will love this show- we guarantee it.

Las Vegas MGM-Grand. Photo shot by Derek Jensen (Tysto).

Las Vegas is packed with fun and exciting activities for Las Vegas parents and children this upcoming weekend. From getting a health checkup and learning how to recycle to visiting some beautiful animals and watching a Vegas show, there is something for everyone.  The weather in Las Vegas, despite the past few cold and windy weeks, is supposed to reflect the gorgeous and almost summer weather we are used to this time of year. So, head outdoors- have some fun- and check back here for next week’s family-fun suggestions!

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