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Las Vegas is home to a variety of museums. All of which are listed below. Art exhibits, Nevada State Museum, Clark County Museum, Children's Museum, Hoover Dam Museum, the Las Vegas Art Museum, a Natural History Museum, the Lost City Museum, the Liberace Museum, Barrick Natural History Museum, and the Bellagio Fine Art Museum. Las Vegas has become a cultural paradise. World famous art by world renowned artists, Dinosaur Artifacts, and more! Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world!

 

 

Atomic Testing Museum

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755 E Flamingo Road, Las Vegas
(702) 794-5161.

The museum provides multiple viewpoints on the Nevada Test Site and its impact on the nation. An 8,000 square foot exhibit hall with artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, pieces of the Berlin wall and World Trade Centers. Designed to be a highly interactive experience. Touch screens, motion sensitive plasma TV presentations, audio interviews with former workers from the test site, more multi media components.

 

 

BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART MUSEUM

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3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas' premier exhibition venue, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presents exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the world's most influential artists. Rotating museum-caliber exhibitions, which have featured renowned artists ranging from Picasso to Warhol, offer visitors a rare opportunity to view legendary works of art carefully selected from prestigious international collections. Open daily.

 

BOULDER CITY - HOOVER DAM MUSEUM

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BOULDER CITY, HOOVER DAM MUSEUM

1305 Arizona Street, Boulder City, Nevada

702-294-1988

The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum tells the story of the Boulder Canyon Project as it was experienced by the men and women who braved the desolation of the Southern Nevada desert to build Hoover Dam and Boulder City. The Museum's three-dimensional, interactive displays and exhibits describe the great social and economic forces surrounding the 1929 Stock Market Crash and Depression that drove thousands of unemployed citizens from their homes into the isolation of the Nevada desert where the Boulder Canyon Project was one of the few places in the United States where men could find work. Photographs, artifacts, oral histories, and the sounds of Hoover Dam construction ringing off the walls of Black Canyon provide a sense of the complexity, danger, and immense scale of the construction project, as well as a picture of ordinary life in an extraordinary time and place. Listen as these pioneers tell about their lives in Boulder City and down at the Hoover Dam construction site in the desperate years of the early 1930s. Mothers describe how they set up households in the sandy wastes along the Colorado River. Dam workmen tell stories of the dangers they faced building Hoover Dam, an engineering project unlike any attempted before. Social and economic history of Hoover Dam/Boulder City construction and the Great Depression.

  • How did they live?

  • How did these people survive 120-degree heat in the summer and below-freezing temperatures in the winter?

  • How did they care for their children?

  • How did they get back and forth to work?

  • How much money did they earn in Boulder City, a town completely controlled by the federal government?

  • What did their homes look like?

  • What happened if workmen were injured or killed on the job?

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BOULDER CITY, HOOVER DAM MUSEUM

1305 Arizona Street, Boulder City, Nevada

702-294-1988

 

 

CLARK COUNTY MUSEUM

 Clark County Museum

Step into Southern Nevada's past! A unique collection of historic homes, restored to recreate lifestyles of important periods in local history. Revisit the news at a replicated 1900 's newspaper print shop. Outdoor exhibits include a resurrected ghost town and Paiute Indian Camp. The Pueblo style Exhibit Center houses a time-line from prehistory to the 20th century, as well as traveling and special theme exhibits. Open daily from 9am - 4:30pm. Admission.

 

CLARK COUNTY MUSEUM

1830 South Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, Nevada

702-455-7955

 


LAS VEGAS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
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The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to educating the children and families of the community in the natural sciences- both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems and cultures.

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LAS VEGAS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
900 North Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada
Cross-streets are Las Vegas Blvd. and Washington.
The Museum is adjacent to Cashman Center.
Phone (702) 384-3466

 

 

LIED DISCOVERY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

The Lied Discovery Children's Museum consists of 100 hands on exhibits about science, arts and humanities that teach as well as entertain.  An everyday living section, where children pretend to pick a job, earn a paycheck, deposit savings in a bank and buy groceries, offers an opportunity to sample adult life.  Another section lets children simulate what is like to be physically impaired.  A science tower with fiber optics and a weather station also are featured.

 

With over 100 hands-on exhibits Lied Discovery museum is one of the country's largest children's museums. Open Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12pm - 5pm. Admission.

 

Lied Discovery Children's Museum

833 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada.

702-382-3445


 

LOST CITY MUSEUM

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The Lost City Museum was built by the National Park Service to exhibit artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. These Anasazi Indian sites were being threatened by the waters of Lake Mead as it backed up behind the newly built Hoover Dam. Eventually, when the lake was filled to capacity, about five miles of sites had been inundated or undercut by the water.

 

The Civilian Conservation Corps assisted in the excavation of the sites and the construction of the museum building. The building was constructed of sun-dried adobe brick in a pueblo- revival style. The museum also served as the park headquarters for the Boulder Dam State Park that was established at Lake Mead.

 

The museum is currently owned and maintained by the State of Nevada as one of its six state museums. Program include ongoing archaeological research on the remaining Lost City sites, school tours and outreach programs, changing exhibits and archival library and collections research capabilities. Special public programs are held throughout the year.

 

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 daily (closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1).

 

Lost City Museum

721 S Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton Nevada

(702) 397-2193

 

 

NEVADA STATE MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, a state agency, is an educational institution whose purpose is to advance the understanding of the history, pre-history, and natural history of Nevada, emphasizing southern Nevada and its relationship with surrounding areas. It collects, researches, interprets, exhibits, and preserves Nevada's heritage for present and future generations.

 

 

The Columbian Mammoth was a Nevada resident 15,000 to 20,000 years ago when the species disappeared along with many other large mammals.

 

Nevada State Museum and Historical Society

700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas

Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm.

702-822-8753

 

 

BARRICK NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LAS VEGAS

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Located on the University of Las Vegas Campus
4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: (702) 895-3381

 

The Marjorie Barrick Natural History Museum offers exhibitions with concentrated emphasis on Native cultures of the Southwest and Central Americas. The Mojave Desert region is a world filled with natural beauty and life. The chance to see and understand its fascinating wildlife and fragile ecosystem is offered in several exhibits including a display of live snakes, lizards and desert tortoise. Exhibits on the Southern Paiute and Native Artistry illustrate man in the southwest. From the survival arts of the Southern Paiute to the dramatic weaving of the Navajo and beautiful carving of the Hopi, our exhibits help the visitor to appreciate not only the beauty of objects but their personal and spiritual value. Further exhibits explore early Las Vegas, the building of Hoover Dam, pre-Columbian cultures, dance masks of Mexico and huipils of Guatemala.

 

The Marjorie Barrick Museum was founded in 1969 and opened in its present facility in 1981. The museum is dedicated to collect, preserve, research, interpret and exhibit objects and thematic concepts that illustrate the natural history of Southern Nevada and bordering regions. In addition to serving as a valuable learning facility for students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the museum educates a much broader public audience, thousands of adults and children tour its exhibits each year. The museum is a regional center for natural history.

 

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