Featured Exhibits

Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West on Exhibit

John Charles Frémont (1813-1890, a.k.a. Pathinder) was internationally recognized as an American explorer, scientist, soldier, abolitionist and politician during the mid- to late-nineteenth century. Today very few know the “Pathfnder” or his considerable accomplishments. As explorer, Frémont mapped and described the emigrant route, later named the Oregon Trail, linking the United States (Missouri) with Oregon ... Read More

Changing Gallery

Changing Gallery

Finding Frémont: Pathfinder of the West on Exhibit

Through May 17 2019

John Charles Frémont (1813-1890, a.k.a. Pathinder) was internationally recognized as an American explorer, scientist, soldier, abolitionist and politician during the ... Read More

Changing Gallery

Team Nevada: a History of Community and Sport

2020-09-01 00:00

In early September of 2020, the museum will open a new changing exhibit about sports in Nevada, with ... Read More

Changing Gallery

Permanent Exhibits

Permanent Gallery

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 ... Read More

Permanent Gallery

Hallway Galleries

The Great War: The Western Front and the Nevada Homefront

The Great War: The Western Front and the Nevada Homefront is NSMLV’s first collaboration with the Springs Preserve, and exhibition material will be on view at ... Read More

Hallway Galleries
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Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

On June 25, 2015 the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas received fossil specimens from the National Park Service’s Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument from ... Read More

Hallway Galleries
Beastly Fashion Exhibit

Beastly Fashion

Beastly Fashion

This exhibition from the costume & textile collection displays distinctive fashion accessories which feature design elements created from animal life. An examination of these ... Read More

Hallway Galleries