The new Nature Center at the Clark County Wetlands Park is winning accolades both locally and nationally.
The 45,000-square-foot center, which opened in April, has been named Project of the Year and Special Project of the Year by the Nevada Recreation and Park Society.
Visitors can get a dramatic view of the wetlands from the 15,000-sqaure-foot deck at the center. The center also features interactive exhibits and displays that explain the wetlands' importance in southern Nevada's ecosystem.
The center has also been recognized by the Engineering News Record as the Southwest Region's Best Project in the Cultural/Houses of Worship category.
Admission to the Nature Center is free. It is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but visitors can visit the Wetlands Park and Nature Preserve from dusk to dawn, which are some of the best times to see the more than 200 species of birds that use the park.