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Chinese New Year Community Celebration

In partnership with the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada we will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 5th. We will be featuring crafts, objects from the museum’s collection, and performances by the Carson Valley Chinese Culture Group. At 10:00am we will start making crafts which include a hand drum to help celebrate the […]

Family Fun Saturday: Beastly Encounters

Make a bookmark or card with animal track designs or an animal mask to take home.  Learn about wild animal diversity in Nevada. Discover the difference between herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. Find out what can be learned from animal tracks and scat.  No reservations needed; take your time and enjoy a variety of activities in […]

Demonstration on Historic Coin Press No. 1

The nineteenth-century Morgan & Orr coin press is the only one of its kind in existence that is still operational in its original location (the Nevada State Museum is housed in the former U.S. Mint in Carson City). Each Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM, volunteers power up Coin Press #1 for visitors to […]

Family Fun Saturday: Pines are Fine

Make a holiday wreath, a table top tree, or a pine needle angel to decorate your tree or packages. Learn all about conifers in Nevada, with a special emphasis on our state tree, the Pinyon Pine. All ages and cultures welcome. Advanced registration is not necessary but recommended. Use the Register Here button to the […]

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2021

Tickets will be available to download beginning at midnight on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2021. Please present your ticket at the admissions desk on September 18th between 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Experience America. On Museum Day come to the auditorium between 10:00am and 3:00pm to experience […]

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 […]

Family Fun Saturday: Coin Collecting

Do you collect things? You can create a collection of almost anything. Here at the Nevada State Museum we have a collection of CC mint mark coins. We use it to teach the history of the Carson City Mint. Come to the museum August 14th to explore our mint exhibit, watch Coin Press No. 1 […]

Family Fun Saturday: Charcoal Art

When the museum was authorized by the legislature in 1939 it was called the Nevada State Museum and Art Institute. During Saturday’s program we will experiment with charcoal art. This is one of the mediums Nevada artist Robert Cole Caples used during his 39 year career in Nevada. Join us in the auditorium to sketch objects […]

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 […]

Family Fun Saturday: Nevada P. S. I Love You Postcards

Come visit the museum on Saturday, June 12th and decorate a postcard for the Nevada Humanities Nevada, P. S. I Love You Postcard Project. Once you have explored the museum and learned all of the wonderful things there are to love about Nevada come to the auditorium between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to decorate […]