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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Adventures in the Sagebrush State05/19/20181:00pm

Rainbow Company's original play about Nevada's past using fascinating historic characters and music that makes everyone smile. Thousands of children and educators look forward to seeing this production every year -- you should too!

This […]

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Summer Family Program: Exploring Nevada06/02/20181:00pm

Calling all explorers! Come see some historic maps from our collections, go on a treasure hunt, and even make your own maps.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, […]

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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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Summer Family Program: Crazy Chemistry06/09/20181:00pm

Explore the three states of matter in chemistry. Come play with solids, liquids, and gases, and learn about chemistry’s role in Nevada history.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 […]

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Summer Family Program: Scats & Tracks06/16/20181:00pm

Come find out just how much we can learn from the signs that animals leave behind.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore […]

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Summer Family Program: Archaeology06/23/20181:00pm

Who were Nevada’s First Peoples and how do scientists learn more about them? Go on a mock dig and try your hand at being an archaeologist.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to […]

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Summer Family Program: Micro Adventures06/30/20181:00pm

We’ll explore the tiniest parts of Nevada and see how much there is to learn when we take a closer look.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in […]

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Summer Family Program: Mining07/07/20181:00pm

Nevada is the Silver State, but that’s not all we mine here. Come learn about all the ways Nevada geology rocks!

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in […]

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Summer Family Program: Sports in Nevada07/14/20181:00pm

Vegas is crazy about its new sports teams, but there is a long history of sports in our state. Learn about the teams that came before the Raiders and the Golden Knights.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday […]

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Summer Family Program: Pioneers07/21/20181:00pm

What was it like to travel thousands of miles before cars or roads? We’ll travel back in time to learn more about the pioneers who traveled across Nevada on their way West.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on […]

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Summer Family Program: Desert Seasons07/28/20181:00pm

Seasons change, even in the Mojave Desert! Learn about the unique features of each of the four seasons.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. […]

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Summer Family Program: Bug Detective08/04/20181:00pm

Learn the clues that tell you who’s who in the insect world.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore Nevada topics through […]

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Museum Re-Opening for Members07/17/202010:00am

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is re-opening! To ensure your safety, we are re-opening in stages.
We are re-opening on Friday, July 17th to Museum and Springs Preserve members only. At this time, we will only be open Friday through Sunday, 10 to […]

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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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