Permanent Gallery

| Permanent Gallery

Tom Dyer
Exhibits Manager

Wes Southerland

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 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

Team Nevada: a History of Community and Sport

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

Coming Soon
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 ... Read More

Jubilee Reunited

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A new permanent exhibit space at the Nevada State Museum’s “Showgirl Wall” will reunite and display ... Read More

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