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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Discovery Children's Museum
Discovery Children's Museum

(702) 382-3445

360 Promenade Pl
Las Vegas, NV 89106   Directions Website

Learn as a family at the Lied Discovery Children's Museum. The museum is home to over 100 hands-on science exhibits and attractions, geared to educate and entertain. Featured exhibits include The Green Village, Einstein's Corner, and It's Your Choice.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Las Vegas Natural History Museum

(702) 384-3466

900 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV 89101   Directions Website

Take a peek back in time when you explore the exhibits at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. The museum presents interactive exhibits and educational programs to spread understanding of the world's wildlife, ecosystems and cultures. When you visit here, you'll walk through exhibit galleries like the African Gallery, the Prehistoric Life Gallery, the International Wildlife Gallery, the Marine Life Gallery, the Geology Gallery, and the Wild Nevada Gallery. Be sure to check out other points of interest like the MGM/Mirage Young Scientists Center and the Treasures of Egypt exhibit.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

(702) 862-7800

3377 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 2001
Las Vegas, NV 89109   Directions Website

Hang out with the celebrities at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. As you explore this museum, you'll see the wax-likeness of world famous icons like Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, John Wayne, Hugh Hefner, Elvis Presley, JFK, George W. Bush, Martin Luther King, Jr., Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, and Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton.

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art | University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art | University of Nevada, Las Vegas

(702) 895-3381

4505 S Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154   Directions Website

Enjoy a thorough explanation of past and present living in the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, and surrounding areas by visiting the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. The institution provides visitors with collections, exhibitions, educational programming and events. Areas of interest include early contact and migration, the sharing of ideas and goods between early cultures, Spanish Conquest, early European settlement, and today's migration.

National Atomic Testing Museum
National Atomic Testing Museum

(702) 409-7366

755 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119   Directions Website

You're in for a blast at the Atomic Testing Museum. This museum is home to exhibits and artifacts that document the history of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), from the first test in January of 1951 to present day. Exhibits include items like Geiger counters, radio badges and radiation testing devices, Native American artifacts from around the testing area, atomic age pop culture memorabilia, testing equipment, facility figures, videos and interactive activities. Be sure to check out the "Ground Zero Theater," offering a simulation of what it's like to observe an atmospheric nuclear test.

The Neon Museum Las Vegas
The Neon Museum Las Vegas

(702) 387-6366

770 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV 89101   Directions Website

Get a closer look at some true Las Vegas relics at The Neon Museum. This unique museum presents old signs from famous Sin City locations, including the Hacienda Horse & Rider sign, Aladdin's Lamp, circa 1966; The Flame Restaurant sign, circa 1961; Wedding Information sign, circa the 1940s; and The Red Barn, circa 1960. An estimated 150 signs are kept in the museum's "boneyard."

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