The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas maintains and displays items from its regional collections pertaining both to man’s history and natural history. It also offers a library for research purposes. The museum is operated by Nevada’s state government.

LOCATION: The museum is at 309 S. Valley View Blvd. (ZIP 89107), inside the Springs Preserve, which is on Valley View Boulevard, between US 95 to the north and Alta Avenue to the south. The Springs Preserve is across the street from the Meadows Mall.

MUSEUM HOURS: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays as well as on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

ADMISSION: Free for members of the state museum system and for members of the Springs Preserve. Adult admission for a Nevada resident to the Springs Preserve ($9.95) will admit you to the museum. A non-Nevada adult admission to the Springs Preserve ($19.95) will also admit you to the museum. The museum itself admits children for free, but children must pay for admission to the Springs Preserve ($10.95 for ages 5-17.)

TO CONTACT: Museum’s main phone number is 702-486-5205.

FOR AUDIO TOUR: To listen to a spoken explanation of the museum’s galleries, accompanied by imagery, click here.


Gallery Map in English
Gallery Map in Spanish


Go to museum’s official website.

The Friends group is legally distinct from the museum.

Membership in the Friends is separate from museum membership.