Special events

Special events are also listed on the Monthly calendar page of the website.

Herbarium workshop for teens, adults

Free with Springs admission or state museum membership


     On April 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Friends will host a herbarium workshop at Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Teens and adults are invited to register online for the event.

     You can mount and take home a dried plant specimen, explore the museum’s plant collection, and learn why the collection is unique and important.

     All materials will be provided. Also, register early because class size is limited.

     The workshop will be in the museum’s special events room.


Lecture topics: Dino footprints, HV state fossil

     Paleontologist Paige dePolo, a visiting researcher at the state museum, will give two lectures at the museum during her Las Vegas stay.

    From 2 to 4 p.m. on April 21 (a Saturday) she will present “Beyond the Bones: Insights from Fossil Footprints.” 

     Then on June 30 (2-4 p.m., also) she will present  “Meet Shonisaurus popularis, Nevada’s State Fossil,” which is a specific type of ichthysaur, a large air-breathing creature that swam in the inland sea that once covered Nevada. Both lectures will take place in the museum’s special-events room.

Hats & Handbags & History


    Please donate any new or gently used ladies’ purses for this June 23 event, which will include a tea time and silent auction of handbags to raise funds for the Friends of Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Several designer handbags will also be part of the event, which runs 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

     The event will  include a presentation on the history of handbags, along with a display of some of the historical handbags in the museum’s collections. Guests are encouraged to wear hats, tiaras or fascinators.

     Refreshments will include tea and sparkling wine.

     A prize will go to the attendee with the best headgear.There is no admission charge.


Special events are also listed on the Monthly calendar page of the website.