Baby its cold outside, but there are still plenty of fun and affordable events in Reno.
Wild Winter Weekend at the Animal Ark
February 13, 2016 -February 14, 2016
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dress warm and visit the Animal Ark. Reno's icy weather is perfect for viewing our lynx, bobcats, cougars, wolves, foxes, and other wild residents. At 6,000 feet of altitude we have lots of snow! The animals are wearing their plush winter coats, so bring your cameras. Call prior to heading out as we will update our facility conditions and any weather changes on the recording. $12 adults, $11 seniors, $10 children, under 2 yrs are free.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
February 3, 2016 -February 7, 2016
Reno is hosting silver anniversary of the prestigious U.S. Open as USA Taekwondo. You will see U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Taekwondo. The international U.S. Open will be held Feb. 3-7, with the U.S. Olympic Team Trials kicking things off on Feb. 2.
Oscar Shorts Film Festival
February 19 – 21, 2016
UNR and the Joe Crowley Student Union present the 2016 Oscar nominated short films for the animated and live-action categories. Tickets are $12.00
Visit PublicBroadcasting.net to learn more.
Extreme Couponing Workshop at the Silver Legacy
Learn extreme savings without extreme effort at this free class: 3:30 or 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino (407 North Virginia St. in Reno).
Meet Kelly Gibbs, as seen on TLC's “Extreme Couponing”! You willl learn the couponing secrets the pros use to slash your grocery bill by hundreds of dollars a month. You'll learn an effortless weekly method that eliminates all the busy work from your couponing. All you'll need is Sunday newspaper coupons and Internet access. Don't miss this FREE event–it will change your world!
You must register online visit www.rgj.com/coupons to find out more.
Ongoing February Events in the Reno Area:
Monster Fish Exhibit at The Discovery
This Exhibit features 6,000 square feet of stunning life-size sculptures, hands-on interactive exhibits, and evocative video installations that put you face-to-face with more than 20 species—each at least six feet long and weighing more than 200 pounds!
Follow Dr. Hogan on his quest to find, research, and protect these freshwater giants and the habitats they call home.
Beneath the surface of the world's rivers swim mysterious giants. Join Dr. Zeb Hogan, National Geographic explorer, host of the Nat Geo WILD series Monster Fish, and University of Nevada, Reno professor on a journey to find and protect the world's largest freshwater fish.
Don't wait too long, the Monster Fish will be on exhibit at The Discovery through April 24, 2016.
Snakes Alive Exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum
Sssnakes Alive! is an exhibition at the Wilbur D. May Museum designed to promote understanding and clarify misunderstandings that much of the public has about snakes. The primary focus is on the four venomous snakes native to North America: Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Coral, and Rattlesnake. It features more than 20 live venomous snakes along with dozens of imaginative and interactive displays. You can..
Walk on a suspension bridge over a pit filled with live rattlesnakes!
Step into the dark recesses of a rattlesnake winter den!
Get digested as you crawl through a 25-foot model snake!
Test your reflexes in a simulated bite station!
See the world through infrared snake vision!
Hold a live snake under the supervision of a snake handler!
Big Horn Basket Ball at the Reno Events Center
Come and cheer on Reno's own minor league basketball team, the Bighorns during their 2015-2016 season. For information on schedule and tickets, visit their website.