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Nevada State Museum
Nevada State Museum

Nevada State Museum

The Nevada State Museum is one of the state’s seven museums and a popular family attraction for history buffs and curious explorers.

The museum, whose operations are overseen by the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is home to many exhibitions and regularly holds events.

Nevada State Museum, Admission Tickets, Prices & Hours, Las Vegas

As one of the region’s finest museums, it is easy to see why it is a preferred destination when visiting Las Vegas. As such, the museum seeks to preserve and celebrate Nevada’s cultural heritage through diverse educational experiences.

For the history lover, there are different exhibits to explore, including the permanent gallery, the changing exhibitions, as well as the delightful Canyon Gallery. The permanent gallery provides an interactive and insightful experience as it tells Nevada’s history from millions of years ago.

In the 13,000 square foot gallery, visitors learn about the geological changes that led to the formation of the Great Basin, the flora and fauna in the region those many years ago, as well as stories of Native Americans and the early settlers. A tour of this gallery is incomplete without having a look at the giant state fossil of the ichthyosaur.

From the gallery, make your way to the changing exhibits at the Nevada State Museum. These exhibits are an eye-opener into the different facets of Nevada’s history, and will usually run for a pre-determined period. Some of the exhibits that have been shown in recent times include Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family, as well as The Artistry of Pete Menefee: Costume Design for the Nevada Stage.

Additionally, the museum has made the gallery guide available as an app that can be downloaded from either Google Play or the App Store. Note that there is no Wi-Fi at the museum, and visitors will need to use mobile data.

Nevada State Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 9am and 5pm.

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What are the Nevada State Museum opening hours?
Tue - Sun: 9am - 5pm
Mon: Closed

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Jan 1

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What are the Nevada State Museum entry prices?
Adult Visitor: $18.95
Child Visitor (5 - 17yrs): $10.95
Senior Visitor (65yrs+): $17.05
Student Visitor: $17.05
Military Visitor: $8.95
Nevada Residents: $9.95
Nevada Resident Child (5 - 17yrs): $4.95
Nevada Resident senior (65yrs+): $8.95
Nevada Resident Student: $8.95
Nevada Resident Military: $8.95
Children (nsmlv only): Free
Members of the Nevada State Museum system: Free
Members of the Springs Preserve: Free

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