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Exterior of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Nevada State Museum

The Nevada State Museum is a unique part of the overall Springs Preserve experience. 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

Hours and admission

The Nevada State Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 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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Thousands of years of local natural and human history is waiting for exploration at the Nevada State Museum.

Columbian mammoth fossil at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

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Visitors can learn about the plants and animals that inhabit our great state, the rise of Las Vegas as the resort capital of the world, and more in the Nevada State Museum's permanent gallery.

Nevada State Museum gallery guide app

Plan Your Visit

Before your visit, download the Nevada State Museum gallery guide on the Apple App Store or Google Play. For more information about the Nevada State Museum, please visit their official website.

What's New at the Nevada State Museum

Jubilee Reunited

On display through March 1

This ongoing rotation of artworks and costumes at the Nevada State Museum's "Showgirl Wall" reunites and displays original artwork renderings from famed costume designers Bob Mackie and Pete Menefee, alongside the fully realized stage costumes, for Jubilee—the most lavish and expensive showgirl revue ever to grace the Las Vegas Strip!

Eclectic Nevada

On display through May 31

Hundreds of artifacts are on display at the Nevada State Museum, but thousands more are carefully stored away for future exhibits and research! From communications to coyotes, maps to motorcycles, and desert adaptations to derby cars, the objects you'll see in Eclectic Nevada show the depth and breadth of our history from geologic time to mid-20th century.