exhibits

Permanent Gallery

Permanent Gallery|

The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas 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

Greetings from Las Vegas: Growth of a City Through Postcards

June 7, 2024 – September 30, 2024

“Greetings from Las Vegas: Growth of a City Through Postcards” offers an intriguing way to explore our city’s … Read More

Featured Exhibit|
Give and Take: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions

Museum collections are always growing! This new exhibit highlights some of the newest artifacts that the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas has acquired. These … Read More

Hallway Galleries|
Mapping Nevada: Tracing Nevada’s Statehood Through Maps

The history of Nevada’s current boundaries spans hundreds of years and is a story of war, expansion, and the quest for wealth. Follow this history through maps and … Read More

Hallway Galleries|