Museum Events

Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration

Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday. It pays tribute to the lives of loved ones who have passed on. The Día de los Muertos celebration traces its roots to the time of the Aztec people in Central America but was later influenced by cultural and religious practices brought […]

Dia de los Muertos Altar Presentation

The Nevada State Museum joins Western Nevada College and Visit Carson City each year to offer this extraordinary cultural event free to everyone. In 2021 the celebration will be held Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th. Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday. It pays tribute to the […]

The Nevada State Museum Turns 80!

In October, the Nevada State Museum turns 80! Join us as we pay tribute to one of Nevada’s oldest museums and celebrate 80 years of preserving and sharing the legacy and stories of the Silver State. For this event the Curators have chosen to display a small selection of Nevada artifacts, several of which, have […]

Family Fun Saturday: Bats Night Fliers of the Sky

Nevada is home to 24 different species of bat. Some live here year round and some migrate and only live here part of the year. Learn why bats are important for our natural environment and how these flying mammals live. Make a batty craft, explore bat science in the auditorium and lots more. No reservations […]

Encore Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner is a monthly series that will feature a museum artifact or group of artifacts. Since 1941, the museum has collected and interpreted objects related to Nevada’s unique heritage, including historical, cultural, anthropological and natural history artifacts. Curator’s Corner will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of […]

Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner is a monthly series that will feature a museum artifact or group of artifacts. Since 1941, the museum has collected and interpreted objects related to Nevada’s unique heritage, including historical, cultural, anthropological and natural history artifacts. Curator’s Corner will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of […]

Frances Humphrey Lecture Series “Historic Down Town Sparks” by Scott Carey

Learn about the unique history of the “rail city” with a presentation through Historic Downtown Sparks. Hear the story about how this area has transformed from a railroad hub, to a vibrant commercial district, into a rundown urban area and ultimately a successful redevelopment area that changed the image and future of the city. This […]

Encore Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner is a monthly series that will feature a museum artifact or group of artifacts. Since 1941, the museum has collected and interpreted objects related to Nevada’s unique heritage, including historical, cultural, anthropological and natural history artifacts. Curator’s Corner will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of […]

Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner is a monthly series that will feature a museum artifact or group of artifacts. Since 1941, the museum has collected and interpreted objects related to Nevada’s unique heritage, including historical, cultural, anthropological and natural history artifacts. Curator’s Corner will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of […]