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Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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Address: 900 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101-1112
Phone Number: 702-384-3466
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This museum has exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to Nevada wildlife to a...

This museum has exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to Nevada wildlife to a live shark exhibit.

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A great escape from the strip

This museum was a pleasant surprise. We enjoy museums and decided to check this one out. It has nice ongoing exhibits about Egypt, Marine Life, Getting hands on with bugs, among... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a scalding hot day and the outside of the bulifing did not look as if it would have any relief from the sun .I thought the dusty small buliding looked boring and was painted unattractive blending into the bacground shade of brown. to me it was not worth getting all heated up and wasting my valuable time entering... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a brutally hot July day(108 degrees F.),I visited this natural history museum which I considered to be too simplistic for me personally.It catered to children because the exhibits were broken down into very simple language.Dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Late Cretaceous Periods,Sharks(some were live),and life in Ancient Egypt was emphasized in this museum.I liked the Wild Nevada section of... More 

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was a pleasant surprise. We enjoy museums and decided to check this one out. It has nice ongoing exhibits about Egypt, Marine Life, Getting hands on with bugs, among other things. Also, we were fortunate enough to catch a travelling exhibit about ancient Rome.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a pleasant and leisurely early afternoon at this museum. A nice change from the Strip. It is an old fashion kind of museum - not a lot of high tech. However, it is interactive and the displays are well explained. A bit eclectic with displays that include the Roman Empire, Early Man, Minerals from Nevada, Dinosaurs and sea life.... More 

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Edwards, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to the LV Natural History Museum multiple times and have enjoyed it every time. The dinosaur room is one of the kids favorites (6 and 4yr old), they have life size dinos that make a noise including a T-rex and Triceratops. Another favorite room is the Ancient Egytian room, which also has interactive displays and hands on activities... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we couldn't lug around the kids around gigantic hotels any longer, we took 'em to the museum. We were pleasantly surprised by the breadth and size of the place. The Egyptian hall was really cool and immersive, and the Dinosaur and animal dioramas were also mighty neat. Parts of the place were a bit dated, and it closed too... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Good for kids. Lots of interaction. Very informative on local Nevada natural history. Not a huge range of displays - good for a couple of hours browsing. Not very busy.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I like museums. I like almost all museums for whatever they might offer. But this one is a complete waste of time and money. There's an entrance fee per person. What you get is a really small museum with exhibits that sound great but which contain nothing. Weird dioramas of scientifically incorrect material. Some stuffed animals, a couple fossils. Depending... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I wouldn't recommend this for adults alone or older kids, but if you've got a young dinosaur buff or natural history fan in the family this is a good place to go on a rainy day or to get off the Strip.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Stopped by for almost 2 hours. The museum is not big, but still has a nice variety of exhibits about the natural world. There is a large room of taxidermied wildlife, as well as displays about ocean life. There are also dinosaur fossils, rocks and mineral, and a nicely done room about Egypt and King Tut's Tomb. There is also... More 

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