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Creating the Future Together

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum began in 1989 (opening to the public in 1991) with a small group of citizens who knew the community would benefit from the educational resources it could provide. After very humble beginnings, this private non-profit museum is now a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited with the American Alliance of Museums, and is a state and federal collections repository for hundreds of thousands of paleontological and archaeological materials collected on both public lands and from the private sector.



Front Facade Public Art

Currently in-progress, the public mural with relief will be unveiled in January 2023.

The mural was created by Las Vegas artist, Eric Vozolla and will feature a 3D relief of an elephant donated to the Museum by the family of Carl Ross.

The project is supported in part by the City of Las Vegas.


E. L. Weigand Grand Hallway

To exhibit a magnificent 15-foot-tall bronze eagle sculpture, significant enhancements were made to the Grand Hallway in 2022. With this foundational work complete, the project continues with updated interpretive displays coming soon.

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International Wildlife Gallery

Following the New Year, the International Wildlife Gallery will close to the public to be transformed into a space that celebrates the diverse ecosystems of the world with new specimens on display and innovative, intentional technology enhancements.

More coming soon!

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