Planetarium Partially Reopens for Special Programs

Starting July 7, we will be open initially only at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays for advance bookings. We can accommodate two households of up to five people each per program — one on each side of the Star Theater — with guided experiences of the facilities.
These special programs are themed in three categories: planets, stars and the moon. They will include a live presentation, a full-dome planetarium show, access to robotically controlled telescopes, an activity, and special materials and souvenirs.

Continue reading

BLM Water Canyon Recreation Area Reopened June 30

With the lifting of public health and safety restrictions enacted by Nevada government officials, the BLM Humboldt River Field Office (HRFO) restored access to the Canyon Recreation Area (WCRA).

Beginning June 30, the Water Canyon Recreation Area reopened access for all uses including day use and overnight camping. The 130-acre site is approximately 3 miles east of Winnemucca, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Continue reading

A ReOpening Message from Nevada Museum of Art, Reno

The past three months have brought profound changes to our world. The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic collapse, combined with a collective reckoning with racism and social injustice in America, offers an historic opportunity to listen, learn, grow, change, and invest in new ways to serve Nevada’s increasingly diverse communities. Now more than ever, art museums are essential to a civil society.

We are pleased to announce the start of a phased reopening of the Nevada Museum of Art this week, keeping the health and safety of our guests and employees the highest priority. This phased approach includes a FREE Community Day on Saturday, June 20, courtesy of the Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation. Continue reading

Piper’s Opera House Awakes in Virginia City

Piper's Opera House

We’ve been cleaning and preparing for our reopening since mid-March when we first closed. To say we are excited is an understatement. Starting with limited tours last month, we are now making plans for our fan favorites to return along with a few new additions – all following the current state orders in place for limited capacity, social distancing and cleanliness.

Continue reading

Judy Chicago: A Fireworks Story at the Nevada Museum of Art

Artist, feminist, educator, and intellectual, Judy Chicago first got to know the Nevada Museum of Art in 2018 when her Atmospheres were included in Laid Bare in the Landscape. The exhibition brought renewed focus to her connections to Land Art. Since then, the Museum has been working with Chicago to acquire her fireworks archive for the Center for Art + Environment Archive Collections.

Continue reading