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Special Events

Date Event  

November 5
December 13

Arte ala Carte: A Holiday Exhibit ~

This new winter art show and sale from Sierra Watercolor Society features nearly 100 original paintings that capture the sights of the holiday season. A silent auction will also be held to benefit Art Angels, SWS's free art program for children.

Admission: FREE


 Saturday, December 13

9:30am - 11:30am

Art Angels Workshop:
This watercolor workshop is just for kids! Students will be instructed in small groups on watercolor technique. Each child will complete 1-2 paintings, one of which will be matted and ready to frame for a great holiday gift. Bring a canned food item for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada!

Cost: FREE

Advance registration required. Call (775) 785-5961 to register.


 December 13

Noon - 3:00pm

Gingerbread Contest ~
Put your creativity to the test this holiday season for the 7th annual Holiday Gingerbread Festival! Simply design and build a gingerbread creation and enter it in the May Arboretum Society's annual contest. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded in four categories: Adult, Family, Professional, and Open. The event also features live holiday musical performances, arts and crafts, and free admission to the May Museum. Visitors are also invited to vote on their favorite creation for the coveted People's Choice Award!

There is a $10 registration fee per entry in the contest. Entry forms are available HERE. You can also pick one up at the Museum or the Arboretum office.


 January 3 - April 26

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body ~
Ewwwwww! Explore why bodies produce mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and smelly gunk. This all-ages science-in-disguise exhibition uses animatronics and imaginative games to tell you the good, the bad, and the downright ugly about the human body. Kids will love learning about vomit, urine, snot and boogers, gas, and more!

Admission: $9.00 adults, $8.00 children and seniors. Group rate available.




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Wilbur D. May Center at
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 N. Sierra,
Reno, Nevada U.S.A.
(775) 785-5961 Fax (775) 785-4707