The Nevada State Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket-holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

This year, Museum Day will celebrate The Year of Music. The Nevada State Museum will offer a special display of Nevada school band uniforms in the Dema Guinn Concourse.

On September 21st, there will be special coin press demonstrations on the Historic Coin Press No. 1 from 10:00am-4:00pm, and limited first come first serve behind the scenes tours of the Natural History and Anthropology collections.

As part of our Mint 150 series there will be a lecture at 11:00am in the South Gallery. “Play Ball! The Origins of Baseball in Carson City” by Museum Curator Bob Nylen.

Museum Day tickets are available for download at Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at


09/21/2019 08:30:0009/21/2019 16:00:00America/Los_AngelesSmithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2019 and Mint 150Reno, NV
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