Permanent Gallery

| Permanent Gallery
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Wes Southerland
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The Nevada State Museum offers an interactive visitor experience that interprets the history of Nevada dating back millions of years to the present. Across a 13,000 square-foot permanent gallery visitors hear how geology shaped the Great Basin, learn about the plant and animals that inhabit our great state, and see Nevada’s state fossil the ichthyosaur. Hear the story of Native Americans, pioneers, early settlers, miners, railroaders, ranchers and entrepreneurs. Learn about the Hoover Dam, the atomic era and the rise of Las Vegas as the resort capital of the world.

Other Exhibits

Prejudice & Pride Exhibit

Prejudice & Pride: The Fight to Vote – Exhibit Opening

This year is the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women in the US the right to ... Read More

Featured Exhibit

This Stage Costume is a Survivor

Currently on exhibit in the Curator’s Canyon is a rare stage costume created for a “Love Songs” medley in ... Read More

Curator's Canyon

Jubilee Reunited

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A new permanent exhibit space at the Nevada State Museum’s “Showgirl Wall” will reunite and display ... Read More