Educational Programs

Presentation – The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas

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 live Zoom program here:  https://tinyurl.com/yxkyut8c   About the program:  Travel back in time and explore the splendiferous legacy of […]

The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas

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 live Zoom program here:  https://tinyurl.com/yxkyut8c   About the program:  Travel back in time and explore the splendiferous legacy of […]

Jewelry Making

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 lariat-style necklace and pair of earrings to keep. You must sign-up in advance for this […]

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. 

Two Deserts, One Sky

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.  

Preserving Archaeology through Photography

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 everything. From the streets of Pompeii to the silent desert canyons of Nevada, these remnants of our history are fading. […]

Science is Everywhere Day

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 collections area for this special behind-the-scenes tour. Nevada State Museum 309 S. Valley View Blvd. […]

The Dirt on Dirt

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 generally don’t think much about the soil. In fact, “soil” has a negative connotation. We call […]

An Expansive Winding Mariposa Lily Bulb Roasting Site

“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 Kangas from the Bureau of Reclamation will speak at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas on May 5th at 2 pm. […]

Beyond the Bones: Insights from Fossil Footprints

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 found are footprints. These trace fossils can be used to help understand the behavior and ecology of dinosaurs, particularly […]