Conducting Museum Research

To fulfill its mission to inspire and educate a diverse public about the history and natural history of Nevada, the museum collects materials that help document the history, pre-history, natural history, and geology of southern Nevada. The museum holds these collections in trust for all Nevadans, and researchers can request information about this material.

Until further notice, the museum is not available for in-person research. However, you can submit online research requests or view our online collections.


View Online Collections

Here you will find images of thousands of the museum’s artifacts, historical photographs, and information about manuscript collections.
View Online Collections


Register as a Researcher

All researchers must register before accessing the collections.
Register as a Researcher


Submit a Research Request

If you have already registered, you can submit a research request.
Submit a Research Request