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Reno Coin Club Display

On Saturday, April 23rd members of the Reno Coin Club will have a display in the museum concourse. In addition to rare coins and coin collecting information they will also be selling the new American Women Maya Angelou quarter at face value. Come down and learn more about this new quarter series.

Coin Press No. 1 Demonstrations

Coin Press No. 1 was in operation in the late 19th century at the Carson City Mint. Today, the old Mint building is incorporated into the museum complex, and it houses the coin press, which mints commemorative medallions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. This month, to honor Women’s History Month, the medallion will […]

Lei Day 2022

E komo mai (welcome)! The Nevada State Museum is celebrating Lei Day on Saturday, April 30th, from 10 am to 2 pm. In Hawaii, “May Day is Lei Day” and we are sharing this tradition with the northern Nevada community with a lei making demonstration by Nā ʻŌiwi O Hawaiʻi, Northern Nevada Hawaiian Civic Club. Lei Day will include […]

Family Fun Saturday: Fun with Fossils

Learn about the fun fossils found in Nevada. Get to know the Ichthyosaur, explore the Devonian Sea, and meet the Columbian Mammoth. Make fossil rubbings and casts to take home. Everyone welcome. No reservations required. Admission is $10 for adults, members and children age 17 and under are free.

Reno Coin Club Display

On Saturday, January 29th members of the Reno Coin Club will have a display in the museum concourse. In addition to rare coins and coin collecting information they will also be selling America The Beautiful Quarters at face value. If you have been collecting the America the Beautiful Quarters this is a great chance to […]

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 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 […]