NSMLV Summer Programs 2017

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 12 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore Nevada topics through demonstrations, activities, and art projects. No registration is required, and programs are free with regular museum admission.

For more information, please call 702-822-8746 or email

June 10 Pony Express
We’ll use a giant map of Nevada to follow the route taken by these famous riders.

June 17 Desert Diaries
Discover Nevada’s history straight from the people who made it. See what we can learn from diaries left behind, and practice making your own journals.

June 24 All Aboard!
The railroad played a big role in Nevada’s past, and future engineers will learn all about how they work and the people who built them.

July 1 Nocturnal Animals
Summers in the desert are hot, and coming out only at night is a great survival strategy. Come find out all about what happens in the desert after dark.

July 8 Silver State Stories
Come sit by the campfire and hear stories about Nevada. You might even get inspired to write your own story!

July 15 Nevada’s Night Sky
Nevada’s dark skies make it one of the best places in the country for star gazing. Aspiring astronomers will learn all about what we can discover when we look up.

July 22 Photo Frenzy
How has photography changed with new technologies, and how do old photos from the museum’s collections help connect us to our past?

July 29 Shonisaurus to Showgirls: A Walk Through Time
How has Nevada changed over the millennia? We’ll take a walk though time and experience the different eras of Nevada’s past.

August 5 School Days
Before you go back to school, spend some time imagining what it was like in classrooms from the past.