Educational Programs

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 […]

Going with the Flow: Archaeology of LV Water Infrastructure

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 sidewalks and streets of Las Vegas is a history locked in pipes and reservoirs. From the […]

Photography Workshop

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 head to the galleries for some hands-on practice, followed by a discussion on how to manipulate the photos. A small prize […]

Photography Collections at NSMLV

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 collection, as well as the preservation techniques used here at the museum. Additionally, Ilana will […]

Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family

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 decades, Jeff Scheid has been photographing Nevada. Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family […]