The Origen Museum at the Springs Preserve captures the essence of the land, the early inhabitants and the many possibilities for Las Vegas’ future. As the interpretive focal point for history at the Springs Preserve, the Origen Museum is comprised of three galleries featuring more than 75 permanent exhibits, an indoor theater and traveling exhibit space.
Enter the Origen Museum through the Rotunda, the central hub for the building. This tranquil space is dedicated to recognizing the generous donors who made the Springs Preserve possible, featuring kinetic granite sculptures floating on water and sculptured cattails, all etched with donor names. An artistic representation of a spring flows beneath perforated steel and glass flooring.
Wander and explore the connecting galleries, within which await documentary films, multimedia historical recreations, live animal habitats and much more.
The name "Origen" was derived from two words: original and generations. Created by Springs Preserve staff and selected from a pool of more than 300 names, it gives unique character to the historic museum galleries at the Springs Preserve, where you can explore the culture and history of the Las Vegas Valley from early American cultures to Anglo-European settlers.
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