Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas

3.9
#17 of 23 in Museums in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to educating the children, adults and families of the community in the natural sciences - both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world's wildlife, ecosystems and cultures. In 2013, the Museum was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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  • Exhibits cover life on our planet on land and sea from prehistoric times until the present. I was there during the holidays when kids were out of school. There is a special Young Scientist Center whic...  more »
  • We really enjoyed this exhibit. There were some very interesting artifacts and this exhibit is a “replication” of how the tombs were found and what was in each chamber. There were other interesting ex...  more »
  • We came to see The Egyptian Tomb but saw much more including aquatic creatures of many years ago in the Vegas area. We had a couple hours to kill so it was a great selection!  more »
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  • Five stars if you are 8 and younger, three stars if you are older--so four stars average. Simply, this museum was built for kids and caters to kids. There is little in way of adult-oriented exhibits or content, and labeling is sadly lacking. That being said, this is a great place for families with small children. There is much for children to enjoy and leave a little more excited about our many natural environments and those critters who share (or once lived long ago) our planet. Given the amount of money that flows through Vegas on a daily basis, it is somewhat sad or frustrating that more funding isn't available to update and improve these exhibits. Children deserve a place like this (a better place actually), to get excited about science, to widen their curiosities that may become life-long passions. But it's a start, well deserving of a couple hours of time.
  • This place is just amazing for adults and kids. We took our 5 year old here and she pretty much screamed out of sheer joy the entire time lol... look dad...look at this mum...and so on. Parents will learn to. So much stuff about Egypt alone that we didn't know. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the guides were full of fun facts to. Worth the money for sure just from hearing the happy yelling from the kids.
  • Super cool place to take the kids. I loved it! Very cool awesome staff! Had a great time check it out for sure
  • Quite an enjoyable little museum and one of the few places in Las Vegas that is tailored to a child. Many exhibits and interactive stations. We really enjoyed the ancient Egyptian area and the dinosaurs. All in all a solid place to take the family and beat the heat.
  • Expectations are a killer. I was expecting a natural history of Nevada museum. Instead, it's a museum with few real artifacts and allot of fabricated reproductions from all over the world. I love going to museums and this place was empty from people. Its a shame people do not frequent these places anymore and fund them better. This one does have really interesting things and is laid out well. 2 floors with some interesting animals. The aquatic section had a couple funny fish. The staff is awesome and super nice. Take your kids folks!!!

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