If you need a break from the tables or gambling is just not your thing then check out one of the many museums in and around Las Vegas. In fact Las Vegas has so many and such a vast variety of museums you are guaranteed to find one or two that interests you.
From costumes, jewelry, pianos, classic cars, art pieces, wax figures or exhibitions on biological sciences. Museums in Las Vegas are a must visit for every tourist to the city.
Las Vegas has been called an outdoor museum of American Popular Culture. As one of America's fastest growing cities, it has an emerging art landscape that has its own unique character and flavor - Oscar B. Goodman - Former City Mayor
Also known as the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, the Mob Museum in Las Vegas chronicles the history of organized crime in America and the efforts of law enforcement to combat it. The museum features 17,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Discover the history of nuclear testing in Nevada. Learn about the birth of the atom leading up to the birth of the atomic bomb following all the way through to present-day uses of atomic energy.
755 E. Flamingo Rd.
702-794-5151 ; 702-796-5161
Mon - Sat. 10am - 5pm ; Sun 12noon - 5pm;
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is a cultural destination in which visitors of all backgrounds and interests can experience exceptional art in an unrivaled setting.
Exhibitions of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the world's most influential artists. Classic contemporary, Lichtenstein, Warhol, and the list goes on.
Open: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; last admission sold 30 minutes prior to closing
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
702-693-7871 / 877-957-9777
The story of one of history's greatest construction, the Hoover Dam and Boulder City as told by the workers and their families. Witness the lives of the men and women who came here. Discover how families survived in 120 degrees heat. Learn of the dangers high-scalers had to overcome as they dangled hundreds of feet in the air above the canyon. Visit the museum. Relax and stroll through the historic Boulder Dam Hotel. You will find lots to do at the museum.
Open Daily; 10am - 5pm; Mon - Sat.; Noon - 5pm Sunday. Closed major public holidays.
Adults: $11; Children 4 - 16 yrs, $9; under 3yrs free
1305 Arizona Street , Boulder City
Admission call: 702-294-1988
Re-live the valley's past at Heritage Street. See a collection of historic homes restored to recreate the lifestyles of important periods in local history.
1830 South Boulder Highway, Las Vegas
Daily 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 7 days a week
Visit the museum where children play to learn and adults become children again. At the DISCOVERY Children's Museum, arts, nature, music, sciences and humanities come to life. Let your children enjoy the hands-on exhibits in a 22,000 sq-ft. exhibit space. Traveling exhibits change every three months.
Hours: September through May;
Tuesday- Friday: 9am - 4pm; Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult; 18 years or older.
Adults not permitted without a child.
DISCOVERY Children's Museum at Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center located adjacent to The Smith Center at Symphony Park.
360 Promenade Place Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: (702) 382-KIDS / 702-382-5437
Visit Madame Tussauds stunning stable of wax figures. With more than 100 figures at the museum, from movie stars to sports figures to heads of state. See wax likeness of Barack Obama, John Wayne, James Brown, Denzel Washington, John F. Kennedy, Neil Armstrong, Benjamin Franklin, and George W. Bush, just to name a few. An interactive segment of the museum even lets you play golf with Tiger Woods, shoot baskets with Shaq, or marry George Clooney. Here is a current list of the All-Star lineup at Madame Tussauds
Open Daily at 10am
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Dedicated to educating children and families in natural sciences, this non-profit institution allows guests to journey through time. Explore a world of animated dinosaurs and prehistoric wildlife. Trek across the African Gallery or view a live shark exhibit. From the dinosaur age to present day wildlife, visitors learn through it's interactive exhibits and educational programs.
Daily 9am - 4pm
900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas 89101
Located in a new $20-million facility that also houses the Las Vegas Library, the Las Vegas Art Museum is a showcase for international, national and regional art.
Visit the 3,000 sq-ft of exhibit area at the Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum. Learn about the history of commercial and general aviation in Southern Nevada. From the first flight in the 1920's through the introduction of Jets and significant national events that affected aviation in Las Vegas..
Open 24 hours; Free admission
Mezzanine Area (second floor)
A preservation of native plants and animals showcased in four separate galleries surrounded by park land and ponds
Adults $4; Children 17 and under Free
700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas
Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm.
Learn about the native cultures of the Southwest. Watch live desert reptiles, mammals and insects, natural history and anthropology.
Mon - Fri 8am - 4:45pm; Sat 10am - 2pm; Closed holidays. Suggested donation, $5
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: (702) 895-3381
Las Vegas Museum Contact Numbers
|Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
|Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
|Burlesque Hall of Fame
|Clark County Museum
|Clark County Wetlands Park
|DISCOVERY Children's Museum
|Imagine Exhibitions Gallery/Venetian
|Las Vegas Natural History Museum
|Lost City Museum
|Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV
|The Mob Museum
|National Atomic Testing Museum
|The Neon Museum
|Nevada State Railroad Museum
|Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
|Desert National Wildlife Refuge
|Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
|Hispanic Museum of Nevada
|Hoover Dam Visitor Center
|Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum
|Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas
|Old Logandale Museum
|Pinball Hall of Fame
|Red Rock Visitor Center
|Searchlight Historic Museum
|Valley of Fire State Park
|Walker African-American Museum
Bus Routes to Las Vegas Museums
|African American Museum & Research Center||209, 214||705 W. Van Buren Ave.|
|Boulder City Historic District||HDX||1497 Nevada Hwy., Boulder City|
|Heritage Museum||HDX||1830 S. Boulder Hwy.|
|Las Vegas Natural History||113||900 Las Vegas Blvd. N.|
|Las Vegas Springs Preserve||104, 207, 208 (weekends only)||333 S. Valley View Blvd.|
|Discovery Children's Museum||105, 206, 207, CX, WAX, SDX||360 Promenade Pl.|
|Mob Museum||207, 215, Deuce, CX, DVX, WAX||300 Stewart Ave.|
|Museum of Natural History||108, 109, 201, 202, CX||4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.|
|National Atomic Testing Museum||108, 202||755 E. Flamingo Rd.|
|Nevada State Museum||104, 207, 208 (weekends only)||333 S. Valley View Blvd.|
|UNLV Barrick Museum||108, 109, 201, 202, CX||4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.|
Strip & Downtown Express: SDX Centennial Express: CX Westcliff Airport Express: WAX
Boulder Highway Express: BHX Henderson & Downtown Express: HDX Sahara Express: SX