The Springs was so cool. They've re-created "the meadows," or the way the Las Vegas Valley originally looked in the lowlands (non-desert). There are three museums on site and a children's play area that the boys really enjoyed.
Our pass can be used not only to get our whole family in, but I could also get myself and a friend in, should Ryan be unable to go. And their kids would be free, too, if they were under five. Now I just need to make a few friends :)
So thank you, Springs Preserve, for de-grumpifying my little family and for providing yet another example of why up-front costs are the way to go.