Kids Yoga
August 10, 2022 | Category: education, family, kids, programs | Tags:

Kids Yoga @ the Museum
Help your kids build their bodies and minds by joining us for an 8 week program of kids yoga in collaboration with Om Shanti Kids.

There are many benefits of teaching young children yoga and they all have a positive impact on children’s well-being.

Yoga helps children manage their anxiety. The […]

Taxidermy animals need names
June 26, 2021 | Category: education, exhibits, family, Natural History, news | Tags:

Taxidermy animals need names: contest running at Las Vegas museum (ends June 27th 2021)
LAS VEGAS — What do you call a taxidermy bear? This is not a joke, but a real question being posed by the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. In July, the museum will display six taxidermy animals that the Friends of […]

Updating Our Geologic Story in the Galleries
April 4, 2021 | Category: exhibits, family, History, Places | Tags:

The museum would like to say thank you to local experts who participated in updating our Geologic Story exhibit in the permanent gallery.

Pamela Prim with part of the new geological story exhibit

Reaching out to experts within our community provides opportunities for long lasting partnerships and benefits the museum in many […]

Virtual Backgrounds
May 18, 2020 | Category: family, general, Virtual Backgrounds | Tags:

NSMLV Curators want you to be able to enjoy the museum from home, so we have created a series of virtual backgrounds featuring highlights from the museum.

It’s easy to add a museum virtual background to your next video chat. Right click on your desired image and save it to your computer. Then, follow the […]

Donated Hollywood costumes from Debbie Reynolds’ Collection
December 10, 2019 | Category: exhibits, family, general, kids | Tags:

Donated Hollywood costumes from Debbie Reynolds’ Collection


The museum has been gifted with four historic film costumes that were acquired at the first auction of Debbie Reynolds’ Hollywood memorabilia in 2011.

A much-beloved star of stage and film, Reynolds (1932-2016) was also a Las Vegas resident and businesswoman. Her off-Strip Debbie Reynolds Hotel Casino & Hollywood Movie […]

Reuniting costume and costumier
December 4, 2019 | Category: exhibits, family, general, news | Tags:

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas reunites costume and costumier

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nancy Williams was an integral part of the Las Vegas dance community from her days with the Moro-Landis Dancers in the 1940s at the El Rancho and Sahara resorts up to the time of her death in 2017.

In a career in which […]

Eclectic Nevada Exhibit
September 5, 2019 | Category: Available in Spanish, exhibits, family, news | Tags:

Museum’s ‘Eclectic Nevada’ exhibit showcases state’s diversity

Soap Box Derby Car, 1958

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Those who think Nevada is little but sagebrush and alkali dust mixed with an occasional swath of neon will want to check out the newest exhibit at the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas.

A year in the […]

2019 Summer Family Programs @ NSMLV Start June 1
May 18, 2019 | Category: family, kids | Tags:

Come join us!! Families can explore Nevada topics through demonstrations, activities, and art projects Saturday afternoons beginning at 1 pm this summer in the Museum’s Education Room. No registration is required, and programs are free with regular museum admission.

2019 Summer Family Program Dates (activities begin at 1 pm)

June 1 – Carson City – How […]

NSMLV Summer Programs 2017
May 13, 2017 | Category: family, kids, programs, Slider | Tags:

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 […]

5 Tips for Museum Selfies
January 18, 2017 | Category: exhibits, family | Tags:

In honor of Museum Selfie Day (01/18/2017), the staff at NSMLV has compiled very serious and helpful tips to make sure you get the most out of your selfies. Museums are stuffy places of great dignity and photos should reflect that time-honored tradition. Museum selfies are a fun way to become part of the […]

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