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The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to educating the children, adults and families of the community in the natural sciences - both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world's wildlife, ecosystems and cultures. In 2013, the Museum was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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 and beyond. From Atomic Age culture to scientific and technological advances during the latter part of the 20th Century, the museum uses lessons of the past and present to better understand the extent and effect of nuclear testing on worldwide nuclear deterrence and geo-political history. Its collections and activities are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge, and showcase some of the rarest artifacts relating to the nation’s atomic testing program. The museum is supported by the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and presented in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
The Nevada State Museum offers an interactive visitor experience that interprets the history of Nevada dating back millions of years to the present. Across a 13,000 square-foot permanent exhibit gallery visitors will find how geology shaped the Great Basin and Nevada, learn of the early flora and fauna that roamed this once great sea. Hear the story of Native Americans, pioneers, early settlers, miners, railroaders, ranchers and entrepreneurs. Learn about the Hoover Dam, the atomic era and the rise of Las Vegas as the resort capital of the world. The museum also features a research library, educational labs and a store.