Las Vegas Attractions

Nevada State Museum

The Nevada State Museum is a unique part of the overall Springs Preserve experience. Through expansive historic collections, the museum works to advance the understanding of the history, pre-history and natural history of Nevada, emphasizing Southern Nevada and its relationship with surrounding areas.

Housed in a beautiful, 70,000-square-foot building, the facility features a 13,000-square-foot exhibit gallery that stands as the museum centerpiece, allowing visitors to:

  • Stand face-to-face with Nevada's state fossil, an Ichthyosaur Shonisaurus popularis
  • Step inside a stalactite cave
  • Watch holographic figures tell the tale of Nevada's miners
  • Witness an atomic explosion
  • See historic Las Vegas glitz and glamour

Hours and Admission

The Nevada State Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is included with paid general admission to the Springs Preserve, and is free for Preserve members. Children under 18 receive free entry to the museum; however, regular child's admission applies to visit the Preserve.

Les Folies Bergere: Entertaining Las Vegas One Rhinestone at a Time

The exhibition explores the beauty, artistry, and extravagance of Vegas' longest running Parisian cabaret show. Included in the exhibit are rarely seen photographs, artwork, documents, oral and video histories and spectacular stage costumes from the archives at the Las Vegas News Bureau, UNLV Libraries Special Collections and the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. The unique exhibition interprets the legacy of the stage show via the personal narratives of those individuals who brought life to Las Vegas' Folies Bergère. The exhibition will be on display at the Nevada State Museum through Aug. 31, 2017.

Branding Las Vegas, 1941 – 1958: Highlights from the Greeno Collection

In this exhibit, discover how Las Vegas branded itself as the Entertainment Capital of the World. Artifacts on display include 1940s and 50s promotional items from iconic casinos such as the Stardust and the Dunes. Branding Las Vegas will be up through Aug. 31, 2017.