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Las Vegas Natural History Museum

900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Downtown)
702-384-3466
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Ranked #260 of 571 attractions in Las Vegas
Type: Natural History Museums
Description: This museum has exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to Nevada wildlife to a live shark exhibit.
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English first
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited here after touring the Old Mormon Fort next door. We were really surprised by the number and uniqueness of their displays, particularly the touring display of dinosaur fossils and fossil eggs as well as stunning displays, some animated, of dinosaur reproductions. There are many displays, and also a whole room, set up for children so it is also... More

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at sea
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This museum has potential, but it misses the mark. The traveling exhibit on Dinosaurs was pretty good, but definitely geared towards young kids. The Egyptian exhibit was reasonable, but the rest was very tired and poorly maintained. There were misspellings in the informational placards; some information at one exhibit contradicted info at others. Some of the placards looked as if... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited the museum with our granddaughters, ages 3 and 5. There was something interesting for all ages. Price of admission was very fair at $10 for adults and $5 for children. The animated dinosaurs were great, as was the Egyptian and African displays. Lots of information for the older children, and many hands on exhibits for the younger ones.... More

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Sussex
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Really struggled with which start rating to give this, it was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the strip. I think if we had children it would have been fantastic for them. Whilst it's a good little walk around it didn't teach us anything new (which might be more down to us having been to a lot... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I attended the "Sundown in Downtown" event at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum with my wife. What a great museum for the City of Las Vegas! The King Tut exhibit was the highlight and I loved seeing the Sea Horses in the fish tank that was on the show, "Tanked".

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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great for families with kids. We had fun, cute little museum. The only thing that bothered me was that they have real animals' bodies there, lots of them.

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knoxville
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35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a great museum! There are many attractions to see and lots to read and learn about. It is an interactive museum in some parts as well. Fun trip! We found a coupon for buy one get one free in the lobby of the hotel we were staying in.

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Huntington Beach, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It is sometimes tough to find a way to keep the younger kids entertained in Vegas without breaking the bank. This museum can help out for a couple hours. The exhibits are good. Nothing special, with a lot of just stuffed animals or dinosaur models, but the younger kids seem to like them. We went on a Saturday and they... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The pros: **The cost-cheap and we easily found a great coupon online **It's a place you can actually take your children to have an educational experience in Vegas **the Egyptian exhibit is well done - lots of interactive elements and cool stuff to see (unfortunately, it's apparently almost all replicas but oh well) I learned some things and the kids... More

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Townsville, Australia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A nice museum with quite a number of exhibits, but I had actually expected more from vegas and less generic natural history. There were lots and lots of animal statues, some dinosaurs, and an Egyptian section, which were all interesting enough, but a bit bland. There wasnt anything wrong with the museum per se, but it was simply boring and... More

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