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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 #241 of 582 Attractions in Las Vegas
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Type: Natural History Museums
Description: This museum has exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to Nevada wildlife to a live shark exhibit.
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Minot
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Great exhibit on Ancient Egypt with some manipulative blocks for the young, fun African animal exhibit, nice Marine exhibit with variety of fish in aquariums, good hands-on area for kids to explore different science based activities near the dinosaur and fossil exhibit.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I really enjoyed visit to the History Museum because there was a lot of local information to absorb that doesn't come up around the tourist areas of Vegas. There is a Egyptian display about the discovering and opening of King Tuts Tomb like no other in the country. The curator will tell you millions were spent on it and it... More

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new jersey
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323 reviews 323 reviews
57 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Not a huge museum but a lot to see. I stayed about 2 hours. It is a nice museum for children they had a special room for children.

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Fernley, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were lucky to have gone when we did. The King Tut exhibit was there and the dinosaur exhibit was also there. Both were featured in the National Geographic. You are allowed to take pictures.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This small museum packs in a lot for young children who have a love for dinosaurs. Kids can don costumes and pretend to be mother dinosaurs who need to protect their nest. They also had a replica King Tut exhibit on display during July and I'm not sure if it was permanent. The small aquarium area was enough to get... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It is just a collection of some stones and animals, no overall idea is made clear to the visitor. The location is very remote to the city, plus no taxis are available in this area (waiting time on Fridays up to 45 minutes). Unfortunately in this stage not worth the visit.

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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