Nevada State Museum and Historical Society


This museum in Lorenzi Park has galleries devoted to Nevada's people, animals, and the extinct creatures which once inhabited the state. Permanent exhibits give visitors the opportunity to marvel at the 48-foot-long state fossil ichthyosaur, which swam in the oceans covering Nevada 225 million years ago. Wildlife from the Spring Mountains outside Las Vegas, including mountain sheep and tiny yucca night lizards, are featured in the biology gallery. Visitors can also trace the story of people in the Las Vegas valley from the stone-tool-users of thousands of years ago to the casino pioneers of the 20th century. Changing exhibits range from images of Las Vegas to indigenous bats.


700 Twin Lakes Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89107


39.54759600, -119.82084700
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(702) 486-5205

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