Permanent Gallery

| Permanent Gallery
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Wes Southerland
Graphics & Design

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

This Stage Costume is a Survivor

Currently on exhibit in the Curator’s Canyon is a rare stage costume created for a “Love Songs” medley in ... Read More

Curator's Canyon
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

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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 ... Read More

Curator's Canyon