Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Meant to be both educational and entertaining, the museum is perfect for those visiting Las Vegas with kids. Exhibits include prehistoric animal fossils, a dinosaur mummy, a marine life gallery with live sharks and stingray, and an international wildlife gallery where bears, big cats, and antelope are displayed. Don’t miss the Treasures of Egypt, focused on the discovery and artifacts in the tomb of Tutankhamun. Prebook your ticket for easy admission.
Recent reviews from experiences in Las Vegas
Things to Know Before You Go
There’s much at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum for science lovers and families.
The museum participates in the Association of Science-Technology Centers Travel Passport Program for free admission.
There is no on-site restaurant or cafe.
The museum is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The museum is on North Las Vegas Boulevard, north of downtown. It’s about 5.5 miles (9 kilometers) north of the Bellagio. It’s a 20-minute walk from downtown. Otherwise, take a cab or drive yourself. There is a free on-site parking lot.
When to Get There
The museum is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Temporary exhibits rotate throughout the year. Events such as shark feedings and live animal encounters take place weekly; check the museum website calendar to plan your visit around any activities.
The Neon Museum is a 5-minute walk from the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. The museum includes an outdoor collection of vintage signs from old Vegas casinos and hotels, a visitors center, and a gallery. Visit both museums in one trip for two very different looks at history.
- Things to do in Nevada
- Things to do in Palm Springs
- Things to do in Flagstaff
- Things to do in Sedona
- Things to do in Anaheim & Buena Park
- Things to do in Los Angeles
- Things to do in Long Beach
- Things to do in Santa Monica
- Things to do in Scottsdale
- Things to do in Phoenix
- Things to do in La Jolla
- Things to do in Monument Valley
- Things to do in Paso Robles
- Things to do in Arizona
- Things to do in California