From Bones to Behavior12/02/20172:00pm

Join us for a lecture by Levent Atici, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

After receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard University, Atici joined UNLV in 2007 and founded the UNLV Zooarchaeology Laboratory in […]

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Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family12/16/201710:00am

Join us Saturday, December 16th at 10 am as  Jeff Scheid and Anna Fallini-Berg tell the stories behind the photographs featured in our new changing exhibit, Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family.

For more than three […]

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Photography Workshop01/06/20182:00pm

Grab your camera and join us for this photography workshop sponsored by the Friends of NSMLV and led by the Nevada Camera Club. Photographer Garrett Winslow (https://nevadacc.org/users/Thenikonian) will give a short presentation.

Tthen we'll […]

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Photography Collections at NSMLV01/20/20189:30am

Please join the Manager of Photography Collections, Ilana Short, as she gives a presentation to the Nevada Camera Club regarding the photography collections at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Ilana will talk about the types of photographs in the […]

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Going with the Flow: Archaeology of LV Water Infrastructure03/03/20182:00pm

As part of the Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team, archaeologist Nathan Harper will speak at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas on March 3rd at 2 pm.

Under the […]

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Beyond the Bones: Insights from Fossil Footprints04/21/20182:00pm

As part of Paleontology Awareness Month in Nevada, guest researcher Paige DePolo will discuss her research on fossil footprints.

While the word 'dinosaur' often evokes ideas of spectacular skeletons in museums, the most common dinosaur fossils […]

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Science is Everywhere Day04/29/201810:00am

Visitors to the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas are wowed by its towering mammoth skeleton and enormous ichthyosaur. But did you know that only a fraction of the museum’s collection is on exhibit? Get rare access to the museum’s restricted […]

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An Expansive Winding Mariposa Lily Bulb Roasting Site05/05/20182:00pm

"An Expansive Winding Mariposa Lily Bulb Roasting Site at the Virgin-Muddy River Divide"

As part of the Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team, archaeologist James […]

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The Dirt on Dirt06/02/20182:00pm

As part of the Southern Nevada Archeology Speaker Series sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Resources Team, soil scientist Douglas Merkler will speak at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas on June 2nd at 2 pm.

We […]

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Two Deserts, One Sky06/07/20182:00pm
Join instructor Paula Garrett, science students from Adelson Educational Campus, and artist Sharon K. Schafer as they share their experiences connecting students across continents during the 2018 Two Deserts, One Sky Project.  
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Preserving Archaeology through Photography08/25/20182:00pm

Learn about Preserving Archaeology through Photography with Dr. Samantha Rubinson from the State Historic Preservation Office

The reality of historic preservation is that change is inevitable. Through time we will never be able to preserve […]

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This Museum Rocks!11/17/20181:00pm

Friends of NSMLV Present: This Museum Rocks!

Museum curators will talk Nov. 17 about mining, Nevada's minerals & semi-precious stones, and the history of jewelry from ancient to modern.

Never-before-displayed museum collections will […]

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Jewelry Making11/17/20183:30pm

Linda Higgins Stanley, an accomplished jewelry designer, will teach this class in the Education Room at the museum. The price includes jewelry-making tools for you take to take home, along with your choice of stones to make a sterling silver […]

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The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas02/10/20217:00pm - 02/11/20228:30pm

The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas

Travel back in time and explore the splendiferous legacy of the Folies Bergere with author Karan Feder.

National Arts Club program, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 7 p.m. EST

Register for the free […]

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Presentation – The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas02/10/20217:00pm

The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas

Travel back in time and explore the splendiferous legacy of the Folies Bergere with author Karan Feder.

National Arts Club program, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 7 p.m. EST

Register for the free […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Bears!08/21/202110:00am

Only Black Bears live in Nevada today, but in the past Nevada has been home to Grizzly Bears and Cave Bears.

Learn all about Nevada's bears and make one to take home.

10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room.

Free with regular […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Bugs!08/28/202110:00am
Meet some bugs and learn the clues that tell you who’s who in the insect world. Make a butterfly puppet to take home too!  10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room. Free with regular admission.  
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Discovery Saturdays – Triassic Nevada09/04/202110:00am
Explore the Nevada state fossil - the ichthyosaur - and more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room. Free with regular admission.
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Discovery Saturdays – Triassic Nevada09/11/202110:00am
Explore the Nevada state fossil - the ichthyosaur - and more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room. Free with regular admission.  
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Discovery Saturdays – Triassic Nevada09/18/202110:00am
Explore the Nevada state fossil - the ichthyosaur - and more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room. Free with regular admission.
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Discovery Saturdays – Triassic Nevada09/25/202110:00am
Explore the Nevada state fossil - the ichthyosaur - and more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday programs designed for everyone of all ages. 10 am to 2 pm in our Special Events Room. Free with regular admission.
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Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada10/02/202110:00am

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil - the ichthyosaur, our state bird - the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal - the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower - the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday […]

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Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada10/09/202110:00am

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil - the ichthyosaur, our state bird - the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal - the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower - the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday […]

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Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada10/16/202110:00am

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil - the ichthyosaur, our state bird - the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal - the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower - the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday […]

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Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada10/23/202110:00am

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil - the ichthyosaur, our state bird - the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal - the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower - the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday […]

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Nevada Day (observed) Activities10/29/202110:00am

Come and join us on for our Nevada Day 2021 (observed) for activities, talks, films and meet-ups!

Come and meet the curator of the Find Your Folklife exhibit and ask her about her 3 year project to bring together the stories of people's […]

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Discovery Saturdays – State Symbols of Nevada10/30/202110:00am

Explore the state symbols of Nevada, such as our state fossil - the ichthyosaur, our state bird - the Mountain Bluebird, the state animal - the Big Horned Sheep, the state flower - the sagebrush  and many more during our hands-on Discovery Saturday […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Mexican Paper Flowers11/06/202110:00am

There has been a long tradition in Mexico of constructing things, such as flowers, out of colored tissue paper. It’s a tradition that started more than 200 years ago in Mexico and it’s still growing.

These artisans use their paper-crafting […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Cootie Catchers11/13/202110:00am

Today we are making cootie catchers, which in other cultures and countries are also known as fortune tellers, chatterboxes, salt cellars, whirlybirds, or paku-paku.  These are all a form of origami that dates back centuries  from the Japanese words […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Cootie Catchers11/20/202110:00am

Today we are making cootie catchers, which in other cultures and countries are also known as fortune tellers, chatterboxes, salt cellars, whirlybirds, or paku-paku.  These are all a form of origami that dates back centuries  from the Japanese words […]

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Discovery Saturdays – Hawaiian Independence Day11/27/202110:00am

The lei custom was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian voyagers, who took an incredible journey from Tahiti, navigating by the stars in sailing canoes. With these early settlers, the lei tradition in Hawaii was born.  Leis were […]

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