Smokey Bear Birthday Event!09/28/20191:00pm

Smokey Bear Birthday Event!
Since 1944, Smokey Bear has taught millions of Americans about their role in preventing wildfires. Seventy-five years later, Smokey is celebrating a milestone birthday!
Come to the museum to hear about the […]

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Friends of NSMLV – Fossil Factory – family event09/21/20199:00am
Fossil extravaganza for children and parents. Videos, crafts, demonstrations, hands-on fossil exhibit. Event is free with museum or Springs membership, or daily Springs Preserve admission.
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Summer Family Program: Triassic Nevada08/03/20191:00pm
Nevada wasn’t always a desert! Escape the summer heat by imagining a time when Nevada was at the bottom of a sea ruled by ichthyosaurs. This family friendly activity is included with museum admission and is free for members.
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Summer Family Program: Silver State Stories07/27/20191:00pm
Come sit by the campfire and hear some stories about Nevada. You might even get inspired to write your own story! This family friendly activity is included with museum admission and is free for members.
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Summer Family Program: Showtime!07/20/20191:00pm

Las Vegas is world famous for its shows. Explore your inner superstar by making your own headdress, practicing your puppeteering skills, and learning some magic tricks.

This family friendly activity is included with museum admission and is free […]

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Summer Family Program: Building Nevada07/13/20191:00pm
From Hoover Dam to Hyperloop, we’ll explore the past, present, and future of Nevada engineering feats. This family friendly activity is included with museum admission and is free for members.
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Summer Family Program: Nevada Artists07/06/20191:00pm
See some works of art by local artists, and try out some artistic techniques yourself! This family friendly activity is included with museum admission and is free for members.
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Summer Family Program: Aviation Innovation06/29/20191:00pm
Come find out all the ways aviation has been a part of the Nevada story. This family friendly activity is included with museum admission and is free for members.
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Summer Family Program: Old Fashioned Toys06/22/20191:00pm
What did kids do for fun before video games and tablets? Try out some old fashioned toys and make some of your own to take home! This family friendly activity is included with museum admission and is free for members.
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Summer Family Program: Pony Express06/15/20191:00pm
We’ll use a giant map of Nevada to trace the route taken by these famous riders. This family friendly activity is included with museum admission and is free for members.
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Summer Family Program: Nevada Skies06/08/20191:00pm

Nevada’s dark skies make it one of the best places in the country for star gazing. Aspiring astronomers will learn all about planets and stars, and even take a peek at the sun through a special telescope.

This family friendly activity is […]

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Summer Family Program: Carson City06/01/20191:00pm
How did sleepy Carson City become the capital of Nevada? Learn that and more when we take a virtual trip to our capital city. This family friendly activity is included with museum admission and is free for members.
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Summer Family Program: Bug Detective08/04/20181:00pm

Learn the clues that tell you who’s who in the insect world.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore Nevada topics through […]

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Summer Family Program: Desert Seasons07/28/20181:00pm

Seasons change, even in the Mojave Desert! Learn about the unique features of each of the four seasons.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. […]

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Summer Family Program: Pioneers07/21/20181:00pm

What was it like to travel thousands of miles before cars or roads? We’ll travel back in time to learn more about the pioneers who traveled across Nevada on their way West.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on […]

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Summer Family Program: Sports in Nevada07/14/20181:00pm

Vegas is crazy about its new sports teams, but there is a long history of sports in our state. Learn about the teams that came before the Raiders and the Golden Knights.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday […]

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Summer Family Program: Mining07/07/20181:00pm

Nevada is the Silver State, but that’s not all we mine here. Come learn about all the ways Nevada geology rocks!

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in […]

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Summer Family Program: Micro Adventures06/30/20181:00pm

We’ll explore the tiniest parts of Nevada and see how much there is to learn when we take a closer look.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in […]

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Summer Family Program: Archaeology06/23/20181:00pm

Who were Nevada’s First Peoples and how do scientists learn more about them? Go on a mock dig and try your hand at being an archaeologist.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to […]

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Summer Family Program: Scats & Tracks06/16/20181:00pm

Come find out just how much we can learn from the signs that animals leave behind.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, drop-in activities. Families can explore […]

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Summer Family Program: Crazy Chemistry06/09/20181:00pm

Explore the three states of matter in chemistry. Come play with solids, liquids, and gases, and learn about chemistry’s role in Nevada history.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 […]

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Two Deserts, One Sky06/07/20182:00pm
Join instructor Paula Garrett, science students from Adelson Educational Campus, and artist Sharon K. Schafer as they share their experiences connecting students across continents during the 2018 Two Deserts, One Sky Project.  
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Summer Family Program: Exploring Nevada06/02/20181:00pm

Calling all explorers! Come see some historic maps from our collections, go on a treasure hunt, and even make your own maps.

Kids of all ages are invited to join us in the Education Room on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm to enjoy hands-on, […]

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Adventures in the Sagebrush State05/19/20181:00pm

Rainbow Company's original play about Nevada's past using fascinating historic characters and music that makes everyone smile. Thousands of children and educators look forward to seeing this production every year -- you should too!

This […]

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Science is Everywhere Day04/29/201810:00am

Visitors to the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas are wowed by its towering mammoth skeleton and enormous ichthyosaur. But did you know that only a fraction of the museum’s collection is on exhibit? Get rare access to the museum’s restricted […]

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