Las Vegas Museums

Every major tourism city has museums, and Las Vegas is no different. In fact, we have an abundance of them. Many feature collections and exhibits you won’t find anywhere else – like the Atomic Testing Museum, the Neon Museum, or (gasp) the Erotic Heritage Museum!

Boulder City / Hoover Dam Museum
1305 Arizona St.
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 294-1988
Featuring photographs, artifacts & personal accounts of the construction of the Hoover Dam & Boulder City, the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum is located in historic downtown Boulder City, on the first floor of the Boulder Dam Hotel.
Hours: Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
Cost: $2.00 Adults, $1.00 Children and Students.

Burlesque Hall of Fame
1027 South Main Street, Suite #110
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(888) 661-6465
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the world’s premier organization dedicated to preserving the living legacy of burlesque as an art form and cultural phenomenon. With a collection of several thousand costumes, stage props, photographs, and personal effects documenting the careers and lives of burlesque dancers, comics, and producers over nearly a century, the museum is a growing testament to the power and social impact of the art of the tease.
Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.
Cost: $15, $10 Seniors/Students/Military, $12 Locals

Cannon Aviation Museum
Located inside the McCarran International Airport
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 455-7968
Visitors can observe the history of commercial and general aviation in southern Nevada, from the first flight in 1920 through the introduction of jets. The Museum’s main exhibit is located above baggage claim with additional exhibits in ticketing, at the A, B, C and D gates, Terminal 2, North Las Vegas Air Terminal, and the general and corporate aviation terminal operated by Signature Flight Support. There is also an exhibit displayed at the Henderson Executive Airport.
Hours: 24/7
Cost: Free

Clark County Heritage Museum
1830 S. Boulder Hwy.
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 455-7955
The Clark County Museum is a 30-acre site that features a modern exhibit hall with a timeline exhibit about southern Nevada from pre-historic to modern times and a collection of restored historic buildings that depict daily life from different decades in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson and Goldfield.
Hours: Open 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily.
Cost: Adults $2.00, Seniors and Children $1.

Erotic Heritage Museum
3275 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive
Las Vegas NV 89169
(702) 794-4000
The EHM houses more than 24,000 square feet of permanent and featured exhibits designed to preserve wonders of the erotic imagination as depicted through the artistic expression of acts of sex and love. It is dedicated to the belief that sexual pleasure and fun are natural aspects of the human experience, that such pleasure must be made available to all, and that our individual sexuality belongs to each of us.
Hours: Open 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Wednesday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm Thursday – Sunday.
Cost: Adults (18+) Non-Member $30, Adults (18+) Members and Locals $15, Students, Seniors, Military (with valid ID) $10 each

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
900 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 384-3466
From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes young and old alike on a learning adventure around the world.
Hours: Open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.
Cost: $10.00 Adults, $8.00 Seniors, Military and Students, $5.00 Children (3–11), free Las Vegas Natural History Museum Members and Children 2 and younger.

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
360 Promenade Pl.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 382-3445
The mission of Discovery Children’s Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning.
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday.
Cost: $14.50 for all ages. Free for members and children younger than one-year-old.

Lost City Museum of Archaeology
721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd.
Overton, NV 89040
(702) 397-2193
A short drive from Las Vegas – or a nice side trip on the way to or from the Valley of Fire – Lost City Museum in Overton pays homage to Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage and provides a glimpse into the history of the Moapa Valley area. The museum was constructed on an actual prehistoric Pueblo site and the building itself is made from sun-dried adobe brick. Reconstructed Anasazi pueblos are also featured on site. Artifacts you might see at Lost City Museum include South Paiute baskets, pottery, jewelry, and tools.
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.
Cost: $5 per person. Museum Members and Children are free.

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
The Venetian Hotel and Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 862-7800
Rub shoulders with the stars at the Madame Tussaud’s Interactive Wax Museum where approximately 100 wax figures are expertly crafted to create an uncanny resemblance to the celebrity they’re modeled after.
Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday.
Cost: Adult (13 and older) $29.95, Children (4-12) $19.95, Children (3 and under) Free.

McCarran Aviation History Museum
McCarran International Airport above baggage claim on level two
(702) 261-5211
The open-air museum tells the stories of Southern Nevada’s aviation history, from the first flight in 1920 through the introduction of jets. The Museum focuses on the history of commercial and general aviation and is open 24 hours a day.
Hours: 24/7
Cost: Free

Metropolitan Gallery Las Vegas
2nd Floor of Neonopolis
450 Fremont Street, Suite 280
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 382-2926
The Metropolitan Gallery and Art Museum (formerly The Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art)  provides exhibit space for local, regional, and international artists to display their current work.
Hours: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday.
Cost: Free

Mob Museum
300 Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 229-2734
The Mob Museum provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories. From the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. Shadows and whispers. G-Men and Made Men. Whether you like it or not, this is American history.
Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.
Cost: $20.95 Adults, $17.95 Seniors, Military, Law Enforcement and Teachers, $13.95 Children (ages 11-17) and Students (ages 18 – 23), Free for Children 10 and under.
Nevada residents: $13.95 Adults; $11.95 Seniors, Military, Law enforcement, and teachers, $10 Children (ages 11-17) and Students (ages 18 – 23), Free for children 10 and under. Residents receive one free admission with one paid admission every Tuesday after 1 pm.

National Atomic Testing Museum
755 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 794-5161
The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is a national science, history, and educational institution that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site.
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday.
Cost: $22 Adults; discounted rates for Seniors, Students, Children, and the Military.

Neon Museum
770 Las Vegas Blvd N.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 387-6366
The Neon Museum features signs from old casinos and other businesses displayed outdoors on over 6 acres.
Hours: 8:30 am to 10:00 pm daily.
Cost: Day tours Adults $19; Seniors 65+, Students, Military, Veterans, and Nevada Residents $15.
Night tours Adults $26; Seniors 65+, Students, Military, Veterans, and Nevada Residents $22.

Nevada State Museum and Historical Society
Located at the Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 486-5205
The Nevada State Museum, located at the Springs Preserve, houses expansive historic collections of museum works to advance the understanding of the history, pre-history, and natural history of Nevada, emphasizing Southern Nevada and its relationship with surrounding areas.
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed Monday).
Cost: Included with admission to the Springs Preserve, free for members.

Searchlight Museum
200 Michael Wendell Way
Searchlight, NV 89046
(702) 297-1682
The museum was established to report the history of one of Southern Nevada’s most fascinating boomtowns. Searchlight once surpassed Las Vegas in population and came close to being designated as the Clark County seat.
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, closed Sunday.
Cost: Free

Shelby Museum
6405 Ensworth St.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 942-7325
The race-car maker displays its most notable models & prototypes in this showroom with free tours.
Hours: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday.
Cost: Free

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154
(702) 895-3381
The Marjorie Barrick Museum (the Barrick), is a well-known venue for engaging exhibitions and events and promotes engagement with the visual arts among the community.
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday, closed Sunday.
Cost: Free