Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

A mile or so north of downtown, a block beyond the Children's Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum has at least tried to move beyond its traditional dioramas of stuffed animals.

Thus the Marine Life Room features a smallish tank of lie sharks alongside its mounted specimens, while the Prehistoric Room offers fie large animatronic monsters, including a roaring Tyrannosaurus Rex. 

Even the old-fashioned exhibits in the International Wildlife Room are a bit less static than you might expect; note the zebra frantically trying to fend off two lions. 

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
900 North Las Vegas Blvd. N., Las Vegas, NV 89101 
Cross-streets are Las Vegas Blvd. and Washington. 
The Museum is adjacent to Cashman Center. 
Phone: (702) 384-3466 Fax: (702) 384-5343

$10.00 Adults 
$8.00 Seniors, military and students 
$5.00 Children ages 3-11 
FREE Children 2 and under, members 
ASTC Member Passport Program

Hours of Operation
Open daily from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Opening at 12:00 P.M. New Year's Day and Easter
Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving Day