Las Vegas Museums

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Las Vegas Museums

Beat the heat while exploring and learning! Our local museums offer unique opportunities to learn about local history, engage in hands on fun, or even participate in a workshop. Don’t forget locals receive special admission pricing. 

Las Vegas Museum List

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Three entire floors packed with heart-pumping, brain-boosting, curiosity-quenching fun, adventure, and DISCOVERY. Kids can become a pirate or a princess in the Fantasy Festival, use their imagination in Eco City and explore with water play in Water World. Daily demonstrations and activities are available throughout the museum. Each month showcases special events. 

360 Promenade Place 
702.382.3445

Hours of Operation:

Closed Mondays
Tuesday- Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays: 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Open on Mondays only during summer break. 

Local Admission: $13.50
Admission for all patrons with a valid Nevada ID.

Museums For All Admission $3.00
Admission for patrons with a valid EBT, SNAP or WIC card. Cards must be presented at entry for verification. ONLY valid for 4 tickets per adult cardholder.

General Admission: $16.00
Admission for all non local patrons.

All patrons ages 1 and up require an admission ticket for entry. 

Birthday Parties
Summer Camp

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes young and old alike on a learning adventure around the world. See live shark feedings, walk among the dinosaurs, and talk to a paleontologist. Special exhibits and workshops are featured each month. 

900 Las Vegas Blvd N 
702.384.34669 am – 4 pm

Memberships Available

General Admission $12 / children $6
Students: $10
Military: $10
Senior: $10
Children 2 years and younger are FREE

Shark Feeding: 
Tuesday & Thursday: 230pm
Saturday: 2pm 

Birthday Parties

MOB Museum

Immersive exhibits, hundreds of rare artifacts and riveting storylines provide an exclusive, insiders’ look at the events and characters of the continuing battle between the Mob and the law.

300 Stewart Ave 
702.229.2734

Hours: Open daily, 9 am – 9 pm

General Admission for Nevada Residents:  $16.95 

CRIME LAB

This mediated experience allows you to explore the work of forensic

scientists, fingerprint analysts, DNA profilers, and medical examiners who determine how a crime is committed and secure evidence to the case.

Daily Operation: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Starting every 30 minutes.
Participants must be at least 11 years old.

FIREARM TRAINING SIMULATOR

An immersive training experience where you will make split-second decisions that law enforcement officers encounter daily on the job. A trainer will lead you through video training and live role-playing scenarios.

Daily Operation:
Monday – Thursday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Friday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Starting every 15 minutes.
Participants must be at least 13 years old.
13-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult and parental consent is required for minors.

DISTILLERY TOUR & TASTING

Sample a variety of house-made distilled spirits while exploring The Underground, learning about Prohibition and gaining insights into the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s.

Daily Operations: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Starting every hour on the bottom of the hour.
Participants must be at least 21 years old.

National Atomic Testing Museum

The National Atomic Testing Museum is one of a handful of private national museums and showcases some of the rarest of artifacts relating to the nation’s atomic testing program. Nowhere else can you see a large nuclear reactor that was used in the development of the nuclear rocket and the first air-to-air missile, Genie. Personal atomic weapons that were developed to use in place of conventional weapons such as the Backpack Nuke and the Davy Crockett Weapon System (recoilless gun) are placed throughout the 8,000 square feet of museum exhibits.

755 E Flamingo Rd
702.794.5151
10 am – 2 pm

General Admission $18 for NV residents / Ages 7-14 $16 / under 7 is free

*Must reserve tickets online

Nevada State Museum

With 70,000 square-feet of exhibit, library, collection storage, and public space, the new Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve is double the size of the former location at Lorenzi Park. The additional space allows for the display and interpretation of new artifacts such as paleontological fossils and new collections such as the 8,000 piece Folies Bergère costume archive. Objects from the museum’s collections that have never before been exhibited can now be seen on display at the state-of-the-art facility.

309 S. Valley View Blvd (located on the Springs Preserve campus)
702.486.5205
Friday – Sunday 9 am – 4 pm (must book online)

General Admission $5 for NV residents / $2.50 (age 3-17)

*Admission includes access to Springs Preserve 

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, we commit ourselves to leveling barriers that limit access to the arts, especially for first-time visitors. To facilitate access for low-income guests we provide free entry to all our exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and community activities. Our collection of artworks offers an opportunity for researchers and scholars to develop a more extensive knowledge of contemporary art in Southern Nevada. The Barrick Museum is part of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).

4505 S Maryland Pkwy (nearby parking in Lot I or Tropicana Parking Garage)
702.895.5737
Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Admission is free

Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum

The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum tells the story of the men and women who braved the desolation of the southern Nevada desert to build Hoover Dam and settle Boulder City.  Their’s is a story of American ambition, vision and grit.  Built during the Great Depression and as the Dust Bowl ravaged the American heartland, the engineering and construction marvel that is Hoover Dam also served as a beacon of hope — signaling a brighter future.

1305 Arizona St Boulder City
702.294.1988
7 am – 7 pm

Admission is free.

Neon Museum 

Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which houses additional rescued signs and is available for weddings, special events, photoshoots, and educational programs. 

The Neon Museum Hours of Operation

MAR – APR | 3 – 11 p.m.
MAY – AUG | 4 – midnight
SEP – OCT | 3 – 11 p.m.

NOV – FEB | 2 – 10 p.m.    

Steam Saturdays
Once a month. 
Children 6 years and  younger: FREE
Visitors 7 years and older: $5

The Neon Museum Double The Glow Experience | Guided Tour & Brilliant Jackpot! – At night ~  Combines both of our very popular 45-minute guided tour of the Main Boneyard and the newly expanded 45-minute Brilliant Jackpot! show in the North Gallery for an all-encompassing tour of The Museum’s on-campus collection.  

ADULT $45 | NV RESIDENT, SENIOR, MILITARY, STUDENT $40 | CHILD 7-17 $22 | MUSEUMS FOR ALL $3 

General Admission – Daytime only ~ Allows for an hour-long experience in the Main Boneyard, at your own pace. 

ADULT $20 | NV RESIDENT, SENIOR, MILITARY, STUDENT $16 | CHILD 7-17 $10 | MUSEUMS FOR ALL $3 

Guided Tours – At night ~ Allows for a 45-minute guided tour of the Main Boneyard.  

ADULT $28 | NV RESIDENT, SENIOR, MILITARY, STUDENT $24 | CHILD 7-17 $14 | MUSEUMS FOR ALL $3 

Brilliant! Jackpot – At night ~ A 45-minute show (effective April 1, 2022) in the North Gallery using light projection to illuminate unrestored signs and incorporates music and archival footage to transport guests into Las Vegas’ history. Note, the Brilliant! ticket allows access to only the North Gallery – not the Main Boneyard.  

ADULT $23 | NV RESIDENT, SENIOR, MILITARY, STUDENT $19 | CHILD 7-17 $11 | MUSEUMS FOR ALL $3 

Tours en español – 8:30 p.mJueves, Viernes, Sábado ~ Permite una visita guiada de 45 minutos al main Boneyard. Los niños menores de seis años entran gratis. Por favor, espere 15 minutos entre las visitas guiadas y Brilliant! si está comprando ambos boletos. 

ADULT $28 | NV RESIDENT, SENIOR, MILITARY, STUDENT $24 | CHILD 7-17 $14 | MUSEUMS FOR ALL $3 

Neon Night Flights Spectacular  ~ Our newest tour in partnership with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. 

Photo Walk – Once a month ~ For hobby photographers to bring camera equipment to photograph the sign collection. 

MEMBERS & STUDENTS $35 | ADULT $75 | NV RESIDENT, SENIOR, MILITARY $50

Portrait Hour – Once a  week ~ Personal use portraiture in the North Gallery. Cameras are permitted.

MEMBERS & STUDENTS $35 | ADULT $75 | NV RESIDENT, SENIOR, MILITARY $50

770 Las Vegas Boulevard North
(702) 387-6366

Hours vary, see details above. 

Admission varies by tour/times. at check-in.

Hollywood Cars Museum

The 30,000-Sq.-Ft. Hollywood Cars Museum includes opportunities for patrons to see legendary car creations including cars for “RoboCop,” “Back To The Future,” “The Flintstones,” a bunkbed hot rod and a 40-foot pink hot tub convertible limo, which was profiled on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous!” And now Hollywood Cars Museum is the new home to several sparkly vehicles in its newly opened Liberace Garage! The best car museum in Las Vegas!

5115 Dean Martin Drive #905
(702) 331.6400
Monday – Sunday  10am to 5pm 

Hours: Open daily, 10am – 5pm

Admission is free for children under 16 with a paid adult.
Adult Admission:  $20

Tickets are available at the museum, CASH ONLY!

Pinball Hall of Fame

The Pinball Hall of Fame is an attempt by the members of the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club to house and display the world’s largest pinball collection, open to the public. A not-for-profit corporation was established to further this cause. The games belong to one club member (Tim Arnold), and range from 1950s up to 1990s pinball machines. Since it is a non-profit museum, older games from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are the prevelant, as this was the ‘heyday’ of pinball. There are no ‘ticket spitters’ here (aka kiddie casinos or redemption). It’s all pure pinball (and a few arcade novelty games) from the past. And since it’s a non-profit, excess revenues go to non-denominational charities.

4925 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas NV 89119
across thestreet from the classic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign

Hours: 10am till 9pm
Friday & Saturday Hours:  10am till 10pm.

702-597-2627 

Clark County Museum

The Clark County Museum is a function of Clark County Parks and Recreation, which is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.  The museum is a 30-acre site that features a modern exhibit hall with a timeline exhibit about southern Nevada from pre-historic to modern times and a collection of restored historic buildings that depict daily life from different decades in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, and Goldfield.

1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson
(702) 455-7955
Open Daily 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

General Admission: adults $2.00, seniors and children $1.

Punk Rock Museum

It’s been 45+ years since punk rock pogo’d its way into music, fashion, film, and popular culture. April 1st, 2023, The Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas opens its doors and proudly shoves in your face the history, culture, and absurdity of rock n’ roll’s bastard step-child. This museum invites lifelong fans and curious looky-loos of all ages to experience a hands-on, uniquely punk rock experience.

1422 Western Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

Hours: Open daily 12pm – 10pm

Guided Tours Available. 

Admission: 
Locals:
$20
Children:
$15
General Admission:
$30

Paradox Museum

Paradox Museum is not just another entertainment venue.

With over 70 paradox-based, amazing exhibits, it offers more mind-twisting, eye-tricking experiences than any other edutainment destination in the world. You will learn everything about the exciting science behind paradoxes, have great fun and take photos so spectacular, your friends will not believe are real.

3767 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 200 

Hours: Sunday-Tuesday 11 am – 6pm
Friday & Saturday 11 am – 7 pm 
Last entry 1 hour & 20 minutes before closing 

Admission: 
Locals: 
$25
Children:
 $22
Nevada Teachers: Free with purchase of another ticket
General Admission: $28

Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum 

The museum’s mission is to preserve the art and history of special makeup effects. This gallery of Tom’s art includes everything from screen-used props and creature suits to custom pieces representing monsters throughout movie history.

Don’t forget to take something monstrous home with you from our selection of t-shirts, patches, costumes, masks, and collectibles!

1310 Boulder City Pkwy, Boulder City, NV 
(702) 294-1313

Monday – Sunday  10am to 6pm

Admission starts at $10 for children, $20 for adults
Children 5 and younger are FREE

Nostalgia Street Rods Museum 

The Nostalgia Street Rods Museum located in Las Vegas has been showcasing extraordinary automobiles for over 10 years. Its multi-million dollar collection that has taken 50 years to collect features street rods to scooters, race cars and more dating from 1910 to 1965. Run by the Goldstrom family,  the patriarch, Art Goldstrom, bought his first car when he was 15 and never stopped buying and restoring classics. His passion carried over to his late wife Shirley and daughter Sheri who now manages the museum. Make no mistake about it the Nostalgia Street Rods museum is the passion that this family lives and breathes 365 days a year. When you visit make sure you stop by the memorabilia section where you’ll find a large selection of antiques including signed sports and music memorabilia and much more!

5375 Cameron St, Las Vegas, NV 89118

OPEN for walk-ins Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm
Saturdays and Sundays, appointment only.
702.876.3652 

Admission: Starts at $10

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art 

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is Las Vegas’ premier exhibition space–where great art goes on vacation. BGFA is committed to presenting intimate exhibitions featuring works by some of the world’s most compelling artists. Organized in partnership with museums and foundations from around the world, past exhibitions have included “Picasso: Creatures and Creativity,” “Fabergé Revealed,” “Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” “Warhol Out West,” “Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form” and “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Friends.”

Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm
Admission: Starts at $20
702.693.7871

Food, drinks, smoking, strollers and videotaping are not permitted.
Non-flash photography is allowed.

Searchlight Museum 

The Clark County Museum and Searchlight Museum guild have created and installed the Searchlight Community Museum.  Located in the Searchlight Community Center, the museum focuses on the fascinating history of this 100+ year old community.  Founded in 1898, Searchlight takes its name from the Searchlight Mine.  Mining history is a prominent part of the museums’ offerings, in addition to the many interesting residents of the community.  Such people as Edith Head, who won numerous Academy Awards for her movie costume designs, John Macready, one of the two pilots on the first non-stop cross country flight over the United States, as well as the only three-time winner of the Mackay Trophy for the most important flight in a year, Senator Harry Reid, U.S. Senator from Nevada, and Scott Joplin, whose song, the Searchlight Rag, is named for the community, and many others have created a rich history which can be viewed in the exhibits.  Covering the entire history of the community, the museum is a great way to learn about the people, businesses, and events which have made the desert community what it is today.

200 Michael Wendell Way, Searchlight, NV
(702) 297-1682

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am-2:00 pm

Admission is free. 

Lost City Museum 

The Lost City Museum, originally known as the Boulder Dam Park Museum, was built in 1935 by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.  The National Park Service created the museum to exhibit artifacts recovered from local prehistoric archaeological sites, most of which were flooded when the Colorado River was dammed to form Lake Mead.  Previously, the ruins had been brought to the attention of the Governor of Nevada, James Scrugham, in 1924 by two brothers from Overton – Fay and John Perkins.

The Governor enlisted the help of noted archaeologist M.R. Harrington, then associated with the Museum of the American Indian, to direct the excavation of the sites before Boulder Dam was completed.  Harrington recognized the significance of the sites and named them the Pueblo Grande de Nevada.  Excavations began in 1924 and continued off and on until 1938.  In the 1920s, the early and important archaeological finds were highly publicized and promoted.  It was during this period that the somewhat romantic title of “Lost City,” was picked up by the popular press.

The National Park Service turned the museum over to the state of Nevada in the mid-1950s, when the name of the museum was changed to Lost City Museum.   Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum is one of seven state museums, and has grown to include three exhibition galleries, a small screening room, a research library, and a museum store.   Outdoor exhibits include a Native American pit house and reconstructed pueblos.

721 S Moapa Valley Blvd, Overton
(702) 397.2193
Wednesday – Sunday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

$6 adults & seniors
Free for children 17 and under

Red Rock Canyon Visitors Center

The Visitor Center and the Elements Gift Shop are open daily 9am-430pm. 

The Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center is an informational hub for visitors filled with indoor and outdoor exhibits, plant specimens from throughout the canyon, and live Desert Tortoise habitats. Chat with the Information Desk about hike recommendations, participate in a program, and pick up something at the Elements shop to remember your trip.

Lake Mead Visitors Center

Before you start your adventure, stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center. Whether you have one hour or one week, rangers and volunteers will help you plan an unforgettable trip. In addition to grabbing maps and brochures, you can get your National Park passport stamp or become a junior ranger.

Purchases are tax free and support park educational programs.

10 Lakeshore Road
Boulder City, Nevada 89005

The visitor center and park store is open seven-days a week from 9am – 430pm.

Spring Mountains Visitors Gateway

The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway site is a destination in itself. This 128acre complex has reclaimed land from a golf course into public buildings, trails, exhibits, and more. Whether you just make a quick trip inside the Visitor Center for a map and a souvenir, or stay for a hike or program, make sure to stop at the Gateway!

The Silent Heroes of the Cold War National Memorial honors thousands of individuals who lost their live while working covertly for the United States government during the Cold War, including 14 people on a fatal United States Air Force flight that crashed on Charleston Peak in 1955. 

Programs for all ages are offered year-round. Check the calendar.

The small and colorful Kyle Amphitheater is where you’ll find the start of our Junior Ranger programs. The larger Mt Charleston Amphitheater hosts concerts for up to 300 people year-round.

The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway is open 9am-4pm daily. 

2525 Kyle Canyon Road
Las Vegas, NV 89124
(702) 872-5486

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Cannon Aviation Museum

Located inside the Harry Reid International Airport
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119
 (702) 455-7968

The exhibits are open 24 hours a day, every day. 

Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum is a joint project of Clark County Parks and Recreation and Department of Aviation and is located in Harry Reid International Airport. Visitors can observe the history of commercial and general aviation in southern Nevada, from the first flight in 1920 through the introduction of jets. The Museum’s main exhibit is located above baggage claim with additional exhibits throughout terminal 1.  There is also an exhibit displayed at the Henderson Executive Airport and North Las Vegas Airport.

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