Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

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Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
Former nameNevada State Museum and Historical Society
Established1982[1]
Location309 S. Valley View Blvd. (on the campus of the Springs Preserve) Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
TypeGeneral or Multi disciplinary (several subjects)
AccreditationThe American Alliance of Museums
Key holdingsIchthyosaur replica (Nevada’s state fossil) and a 13-foot articulated mammoth skeleton
DirectorDennis McBride
CuratorSali Underwood, Curator of Natural History; Caroline Kunioka, Curator of Collections & History; Crystal Van Dee, Curator of Manuscripts; Stacy Irvin, Education Curator; Ilana Short, Manager of Communication and Outreach, Curator of Photography
OwnerNevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Public transit accessRTC Bus #104 (Valley View/Torrey Pines), Meadows Mall stop; RTC Bus #207 (Alta/Stewart), Valley View @ Meadows stop
Nearest car parkParking is free at the museum
Websitehttp://nvculture.org/nevadastatemuseumlasvegas/

The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas located at the Springs Preserve, in Las Vegas, Nevada is one of 7 Nevada State Museums operated by the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The name was changed from the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society in 2008 when the museum moved from Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas to the Springs Preserve campus.[2] The museum houses items from the development of Las Vegas as well as the natural history of the area.[3] The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Accreditation[edit]

The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.[4]

First location[edit]

The 1982 museum was located in Lorenzi Park but was moved into a new building on the campus of the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, where it opened in October 2011.[5]

Current location[edit]

The museum opened in October 2011, in a building completed in 2009 on the campus of the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas .[5] The building remained unused for two years as a result of state budget constraints from the 2008 economic slowdown. The new building has 11,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space. It houses exhibits on regional and natural history with a 13-foot articulated mammoth skeleton and an in-depth treatment of Las Vegas history. Admission for children 17 and younger is free.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museum on the move". Las Vegas Sun. 13 February 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  2. ^ "MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Seventy-Fourth Session" (PDF). May 7, 2007.
  3. ^ "Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas". Retrieved 2008-09-22.
  4. ^ "List of Accredited Museums". American Association of Museums. Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  5. ^ a b "Las Vegas Review Journal Arts Section". Nevada Division of Museums and History. December 27, 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  6. ^ Ronia Shamona (October 4, 2011). "Nevada's history museum to reopen at new site". KTNV. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011.

Coordinates: 36°10′19″N 115°11′25″W / 36.172070°N 115.190398°W / 36.172070; -115.190398