Natural History

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.

2022 Nevada Women Medallion Release Event

The Nevada State Museum staff is excited to announce a new series of medallions that celebrate Women’s History by honoring the women who are an indelible part of Nevada’s story. The series’ debut medallion honors Agnes Scott Train Janssen, one of the Nevada State Museum’s first curators. The medallion release event will be on Sunday, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Facebook Live Family Fun Saturday: Sensational Sagebrush

Fall in love with our state flower, learn its scientific name, how it was used by both early settlers and Native Americans. This program involves storytelling, scientific observations, and a diorama art project that highlights sagebrush obligates like pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, and pygmy rabbits. This program will be available via Zoom meeting and on […]

Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner is a bi-weekly 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 […]