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.

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Las Vegas Artist and UNLV Team Dentist to Exhibit at Overton Museum in July

The Lost City Museum in Overton is proud to present the artwork of Jim Callaway July 10-31.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Callaway graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with the intention of being an art teacher. But in 1969, he attended dental school in Detroit and art was put on the back burner as he built his practice. Years later, he learned of the new focus on realistic art and immediately painted his first Native American portrait. It sold the next week.

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Reno’s Wilbur D. May Museum will Reopen Wednesday June 24

 

The Wilbur D. May Museum will reopen its doors to the public on Wednesday, June 24. The Museum closed in mid-March to support statewide efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Museums are included in Governor Sisolak’s Roadmap to Recovery Plan under Phase 2 of the reopening guidelines. Continue reading

Nevada’s State Museums Set to Reopen Mid-June into July

 

Nevada Southern RailwayNevada’s state museums will open their doors later this month and in July, welcoming back visitors to experience the stories and artifacts of the Silver State.

“Nevada treasures such as Coin Press No. 1, which minted coins at the Carson City Mint in the late 19th century, to the old locomotives that helped build the Hoover Dam, can be found in Nevada’s state museums,” Myron Freedman, acting administrator for the Nevada Division of Museum and History, said. “With the museums reopening, these artifacts again can be enjoyed by the public.” Continue reading

The Neon Museum In Las Vegas Is Open

We’re open!

You have no idea how good it feels to be able to say that. Forced to close on March 17, we spent the better part of two months planning and envisioning what the future may look like for The Neon Museum as well as for the city of Las Vegas. We know that our museum will be different than anything we have experienced before. Most importantly, we have been working diligently to put into place Covid-19 protocols so that we ensure a safe experience for our visitors as well as our Neon Museum team members. In these somewhat uncertain times, we have one main advantage – we are an outdoor museum where social distancing is easy.

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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.

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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.

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