Winter hours at Galena Creek Visitor Center

October 14, 2016

Winter is coming and Galena Creek Visitor Center will soon be switching to winter operating hours and days. Starting on Saturday, October 15, 2016, opens times and days will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday. This schedule will continue through April 30, 2017, when summer hours will once again go into effect.

Fall and winter are great times to enjoy family fun at Galena Creek Visitor Center and the surrounding park. Here are some things going on during October, 2016.

Guided Hikes – Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Join a naturalist along one of the Galena Park trails and learn about the area. If there is snow, these hikes will be on snowshoes.

The History of Basque Sheepherders in the Great Basin – Sunday, October 16, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Join UNR Professor Xabier Irujo for a fascinating presentation of the history of the Basque occupation of the Great Basin, and their lasting influence on its culture and environment. Recommended for ages 15 to adult.

Galena Toddlers – Sunday, October 20, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring your toddler to the visitor center for story time, a craft/activity, and a nature walk. Specific activities may vary.

Edible and Useful Plants of the Sierras and Great Basin – Saturday, October 29, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Join ethnobotanists Nancy and Bill Harnach at the Visitor Center to learn about edible and useful plants of the Sierras and Great Basin.

A suggested donation of $5 for each activity is requested to help pay for programs. Galena Creek Visitor Center is at 18250 Mount Rose Highway in south Reno. For more information, call (775) 849-4948.

Source: Great Basin Institute e-newsletter.

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