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Nevada State Museum

Mammoth skeleton

The Nevada State Museum is a unique part of the overall Springs Preserve experience. Through expansive historic collections, the museum works to advance the understanding of the history, pre-history and natural history of Nevada, emphasizing Southern Nevada and its relationship with surrounding areas.

Housed in a beautiful, 70,000-square-foot building, the facility features a 13,000-square-foot exhibit gallery that stands as the museum centerpiece, allowing visitors to:

  • Stand face-to-face with Nevada's state fossil, an Ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis
  • Step inside a stalactite cave
  • Watch holographic figures tell the tale of Nevada's miners
  • Witness an atomic explosion
  • See historic Las Vegas glitz and glamour

Every Age is an Information Age: 150 Years of Communication in Nevada

With a focus on intergenerational sharing, "Every Age is an Information Age: 150 Years of Communication in Nevada," is the latest exhibit in the Nevada State Museum's changing gallery. It celebrates messaging across the ages. From party lines to smart phones and the Pony Express to the Internet, communication devices and technologies have shaped Nevada's history and informed its innovative, unyielding spirit.

Watch a video about this exhibit.

Hours and Admission

The Nevada State Museum is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is included with paid general admission to the Springs Preserve, and is free for Preserve members. Children under 18 receive free entry to the museum; however, regular child's admission applies to visit the Preserve.

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Nevada State Museum

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Video: 150 Years of Communication

150 Years of Communication

Learn more about the Nevada State Museum's latest exhibit.



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