Museums in Nevada with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Nevada, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Silver State offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Nevada…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Lied Discovery Childrens Museum

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    Las Vegas

    The mission of Lied Discovery Children's Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds ...

  • Las Vegas Art Museum

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    Las Vegas

    Like most 58-year-old organizations in Southern Nevada, what is now the Las Vegas Art Museum came from humble beginnings. In 1950, a group of of visionaries created the Las Vegas Art League with the ...

  • National Automobile Museum

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    Reno

    The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) lets you travel through time like few other places. Like people, every car has a story, a little tale about who and where and why. Especially ...

  • Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum

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    Boulder City

    The Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum tells the story of the Boulder Canyon Project as it was experienced by the men and women who braved the desolation of the Southern Nevada desert to build Hoover Dam ...

  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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    Las Vegas

    A life size T-Rex and live sharks await inquisitive kids at this Las Vegas Natural History Museum!

  • Guinness World Of Records

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    Las Vegas

    Here you will find hands-on displays and lots of records pertaining specifically to Las Vegas. Videos display actual record-breaking feats of individuals and teams. The tour takes at least a ...

  • Nevada State Railroad Museum

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    Carson City

    A museum all things railroad in Nevada, with actual locomotives and cars, some pre-dating 1900. Fascinating for the kids!

  • The Childrens Museum of Northern Nevada

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    Carson City

    We are a children's play-based learning environment. Exhibits include a pre-school area with manipulative problem-solving activities. Exhibits are geared for 1 year olds and up.

  • Atomic Testing Museum

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    Las Vegas

    The Atomic Testing Museum portrays world history through varied representations of the story of the Nevada Test Site and its programs.

  • The Discovery

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    Reno

    The Discovery (Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum), is a 67,000 square foot hands-on science center location in downtown Reno, Nevada, with learning and fun for visitors of all ages.

  • Marjorie Barrick Museum

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    Las Vegas

    Offering a range of performances, exhibitions, lectures and film series in opulent and contemporary surroundings.

  • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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    Las Vegas

    Located in The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, come face to face with your favorite stars at this iconic wax figure museum - Madame Tussauds!

  • Wilbur D May Center

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    Reno

    An adventure for all ages with a museum that houses a rare collection of artifacts, and a botanical garden gilled with flowers, courtyards and meadows.

  • Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

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    Reno

    An adventure into the world of space and science for the whole family in Reno! With a theater, and FREE exhibit hall with fascinating displays for an interactive experience!

  • Nevada Museum Of Art

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    Reno

    A family day out surrounded by art and culture, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno gives kids an education and insight into some incredible art through their many exhibitions.

  • Clark County Museum

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    Henderson

    An amazing 30 acre site that offers an insight into the history of Southern Nevada, from pre-historic to modern times through historic buildings

  • Discovery Children's Museum

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    Las Vegas

    Explore a place where learning is made fun, at this children's museum in Vegas filled with hands-on and interactive exhibits perfect for kids of all ages!

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  • Cowboy Trail Rides Inc

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    Las Vegas

    Unleash your inner cowboy and saddle up out in the stunning Nevada desert.

  • Pink Jeep Tours Las Vegas

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    Las Vegas

    A unique way to see another side of Las Vegas with a fun off-road jeep adventure! Great for kids over 24 months, you can take excursions to the Grand Canyon, Death Valley as well as Red Rock Canyon. ...

  • BODIES...The Exhibition

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    Las Vegas

    BODIES…The Exhibition showcases more than 275 body specimens. These real human bodies have been meticulously dissected, preserved through an innovative process and respectfully presented, giving ...

  • Titanic The Artifact Exhibition

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    Las Vegas

    Provides guests with the opportunity to become a passenger as they move through expanded Exhibition galleries and view more than 20 never-before-seen authentic artifacts.

  • Television City at the MGM Grand

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    Las Vegas

    Free access to TV screenings where the kids can have their say afterwards! Facilities include the new 3D perception centre where you can see cutting edge use of the medium from big players like Pixar ...

  • The Golden Nugget Shark Tank Tour

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    Las Vegas

    Get up close and personal with the deadly occupants of this Vegas aquarium - yep, SHARKS! Vegas fun for kids!

  • Shark Reef Aquarium

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    Las Vegas

    14 exhibits allow visitors to view up-close 100 aquatic species, 15 types of sharks and a Giant Pacific Octopus.

  • Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

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    Las Vegas

    Experience an exotic, enchanting and wondrous outdoor world at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat and come face to face with white lions, white tigers, panthers, leopards, and our ...

  • Sierra Safari Zoo

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    Reno

    Visit Nevada's LARGEST zoo and the ONLY zoo in Northern Nevada, with animals from all over the world for that WILD family day out!

  • Animal Ark

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    Reno

    Animal Ark provides an ideal place to house non-releasable wildlife and allows the public a unique opportunity to view these animals in natural habitat exhibits. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary

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    Las Vegas

    Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary offers a safe haven for animals of all types. Here, you can see birds of many species, including quail, ducks, ostriches, parrots; and various animals like turtles, goats, ...

  • Southern Nevada Zoo

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    Vegas

    The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park - the shady 3-acre park is located just 15 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. The zoo exhibits over 150 species of plants and animals (for more ...

  • The Aquarium At The Silverton

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    Need another reason to visit Las Vegas? Silverton casino has recently opened its new expansion, which houses several beautiful salt and fresh-water aquariums, which are free to the public.

  • Las Vegas Zoo

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    Las Vegas

    The zoo exhibits over 150 species of plants and animals. As the only zoo in Las Vegas and the only year-round zoo in Nevada, we work hard to fulfill our mission to educate and entertain the public by ...

  • Roos N More Zoo

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    Moapa Town

    If you have ever wanted to pet a camel or look inside a kangaroo's pouch, this is the place to be! This family fun zoo has over 160 animals to meet and greet, with something for every age!

  • The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo

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    Las Vegas

    As well as the namesake Chilean Flamingos, the miniature islands, streams and waterfalls are home to swans, ducks, koi, and turtles.

  • Lion Habitat Ranch

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    Henderson

    A beautiful 8.5 acre range where you can experience retired MGM lions playing, and enjoying their new lives.

  • Nevada Bugs and Butterflies

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    Reno

    Hands-on experiences for kids in Nevada so they can get excited about science, the environment, and interact with real life insects - with FREE admission!