Nevada State Museum & Historical Society

Welcome to the State Museums of Nevada. Our strengths are collecting, preserving and interpreting Nevada’s rich and varied prehistory, history, and natural history. Our mission is innovative and exciting education connecting you to Nevada’s treasures.Check us out–we guarantee that you will learn something new and exciting about Nevada and the Great Basin. Our professional staff and dedicated volunteers will make your visit special-and memorable. The Nevada State Museum & Historical Society in Las Vegas welcomes you to experience the story behind the neon lights. See some of the events that changed the 1905 desert water-stop into today’s great city. Get a look at the lives of casino workers today in The 24 Hour Show: Working ’round the clock in Las Vegas. You also get a look at another kind of nightlife – Nevada’s bats, and some earlier valley inhabitants – a Columbian mammoth and a Shasta ground sloth. Open daily from 9am to 5pm. Admission. 

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas Mission Statement

The mission of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is to inspire and educate a diverse public about the history and natural history of Nevada. To fulfill that mission, we collect, preserve, exhibit, and disseminate material that contributes to an understanding and appreciation of the state.


School Programs

Reservations required, no admission charge

Chaperons requested at one adult for every five children

Information packet sent for each teacher with reservation

Clipboard Tours – focusing questions for each gallery included in teacher packet

Museum clipboards and pencils available for use during visit

Traveling History Trunks


A trunk-on-wheels loan program of artifacts, reproductions, reprint books and informational materials on: Women in Nevada 1850-1920, Pioneer Children 1850-1920, Mining in Nevada, Centennial Las Vegas

Loan period of two to three weeks

Teacher pick up and return of trunk to museum

Advance reservations required

Place Categories: Attractions.


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