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Visitors also get the experience of Southern Nevada’s water quality laboratory, complete with high-tech analyzers and micro- scopes. Inspect samples under a UV light, learn about water contaminants that are safely removed from our water supply, and experience what it’s like to work in a laboratory environ- ment. Next door to the laboratory are interactive exhibits that let you trace the path of the Colorado River from the Rocky Mountains to Lake Mead, and on south to Mexico. Water challenges are not unique to just our community, and the Global Terrace features interactive exhibits exploring the world- wide water issues of quality, access and availability. Here you can lift buckets to feel the weight of water that so many people have to carry on a daily basis. Learn how organizations like ONE DROP™ are connecting people through the arts to protect vital water sup- plies around the world. Finally, you can use your creativity to inspire others by playing musical instruments with water. You can even paint with water to illustrate what water means to you. WaterWorks is presented by the Las Vegas Valley Water District, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, and the Springs Preserve in partnership with ONE DROP™ with the contribution of the RBC Blue Water Project and the Springs Preserve Foundation. With indoor and outdoor exhibits, a diverse botanical garden, train rides and more, your adventure is around the corner at the Springs Preserve. The Springs Preserve is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WaterWorks is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free for Springs Preserve members and included with General Admission. For more information, visit springspreserve.org.