11 Amazing Las Vegas Museums You’ll Want to Visit

A little-known fact about Las Vegas: it’s actually awash with wonderful museums featuring intriguing explorations of art, science, history, and culture.

So, whatever your interest, you’re sure to find something to quell it in Sin City. There are stellar entire galleries dedicated to the history of organized crime in the U.S., a museum harboring the world’s largest pinball collection, and top-notch exhibition spaces displaying the iconic Las Vegas neon sigs.

To get you started, we’ve narrowed down Las Vegas’ long roster of museums to the essentials. Have a look below and take your pick!

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The 11 Best Museums In Las Vegas, Nevada

National Atomic Testing Museum

 Interior view of The National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, USA.

While snooping around the 8,000 sq. ft. National Atomic Testing Museum, you’ll stumble across treasured artifacts that document the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site. 

The museum’s collection features over 3500 rare objects, including a large nuclear reactor that was used in the development of the nuclear rocket, the first air-to-air missile, personal atomic weapons, as well as a large DVD collection of atomic testing movies.

Address: 755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas

Opening Hours: Thursday through Tuesday from 9:30 am – 3 pm

Tickets: General Adult Admission $24 | Youth (7-14) $18 
Free Access:  Under age 6

Neon Museum Las Vegas

 The Neon museum at sunset, Las Vegas

Welcome to one of the most picturesque museums in Las Vegas. Nestled in the iconic Las Vegas Blvd, the Neon Museum will take you to uncover the history of the city through an eye-popping collection of colorful neon signs.

The museum’s 2.25-acre campus includes the outdoor exhibition space, the Neon Boneyard, which is dotted with more than 250 iconic Las Vegas signs, which are at sunset, beautifully illuminated with ground lighting.

Address: 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas

Opening Hours: January 10th – March 12th From 2 pm to 10 pm | March 13th – April 30th From 3 pm to 11 pm

Tickets: General Admission $20 (locals $16) | Guided Tours at Night $28 (locals $24)

Hollywood Cars Museum

Hollywood Cars Museum, Las Vegas

This 30,000 sq.-ft. (and still growing) museum features a dazzling display of vehicles that have appeared in more than 100 films, TV shows, and videos. Among the Hollywood Cars Museum’s collection, there are some of the most recognizable and unique cars used in the entertainment industry, including five James Bond vehicles, original Batmobiles, and the bullet-ridden car from the newest “Green Hornet” movie. You’ll also be able to see the “Robocop” cars and vehicles from the first film in the “Fast and Furious” series.

Address:  5115 Dean Martin Dr. UNIT 905, Las Vegas

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday From 10 am to 5 pm

Tickets:  Tickets are available at the Hollywood Cars Museum ticket counter only.

Free Access: Kids under 16 (with paid adult)

Natural History Museum

Interior view of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas, USA.

Las Vegas’ Natural History Museum inspires curious minds of all ages to discover the wonders of the world. In there, expect to catch a glimpse of a world-class collection featuring paleontological and archaeological findings from the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa.

Stop by the museum’s International Wildlife Gallery to marvel at an impressive collection of taxidermy, and get face to face with bears, antelope, big cats, and wild dogs. At the Marine Life Gallery, you’ll get up close and personal with lifesize models of various species of sharks and fish, as well as a 3,000-gallon tank where real stingrays and sharks reside.

The Treasures of Egypt exhibit displays one of just two sets of ancient Egyptian artifact replicas in the world that are authorized by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, while the museum’s extensive prehistoric exhibits display a 35-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex and an Ichthyosaur that once swam in the waters covering Nevada.

Address: 900 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas

Opening Hours: Daily From 9 am to 4 pm

Tickets: General admission adults $ 12 | Children (Ages 3-11 years) $ 6,00 | Senior/Military/Student $ 10,00

Free Access: Infant (Ages 0-2)

Clark County Museum

Exterior view of the Clark County Museum, Nevada, USA.

The Clark County Museum harbors a fascinating exhibit that depicts the history of southern Nevada from pre-historic to modern times. Located in Clark County, the most populous county in Nevada, the museum has collected and preserved over 60,000 items of local historical significance. Among the museum’s selection of treasured items, which spans from the mid-1200s to the present, there are Native American basketry and beadwork, precious archaeological findings, artwork and textiles, and industrial, medical, and household objects and tools.

Address: 1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson

Opening Hours: Daily From 9 am – 4:30 pm

Tickets: General Admission: Adults $2.00 | Seniors and children $1.

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, USA.

Located on the main campus of the University of Nevada (UNLV), the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is both a fine art gallery and a lively community gathering place. As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, it displays 4 major collections of classic, cultural, and contemporary artifacts and artwork.

The highlight of the museum are the exhibitions of contemporary art by artists from America and abroad, including dazzling artworks that offer an opportunity for researchers and scholars to develop a more extensive knowledge of contemporary art in Southern Nevada.

Address: 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday From 10 am – 5 pm

Tickets: Free admission

Discovery Children’s Museum

Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Children's Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Las Vegas smartly flaunts kid-friendly museums that allow the little ones to play, explore and enjoy a myriad of life-changing experiences. One of the best is the Discovery Children’s Museum, which boasts three floors and endless wonders to discover.

The museum is divided into different exhibition spaces, which with their own unique set of features. There’s “The Summit”, a 70-foot tower with each level boasting different climbing structures and interactive science exhibits, the “Eco-City”, where kids learn what it takes to earn a paycheck, and “Young at Art”, where the little ones will engage in hands-on investigations of art through color, line, shape, texture, space, and form!

Address: 360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas

Opening Hours: Tuesdays–Saturdays From 10 am–5 pm | Sundays From 12 pm–5 pm

Tickets: General Admission $15.50 (locals $13.50)

Nevada State Museum

Interior view of the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, USA.

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind museum experience, then this is the place to go. The Nevada State Museum will take you to delve into the state’s natural and cultural history through a series of unique activities and exhibits. 

In the museum’s 13,000 square-foot permanent gallery, you’ll be able to get an up-close look at the plant and animals that inhabited Nevada, hear the story of Native Americans, pioneers, and early settlers, discover how geology shaped the Great Basin and more!

Address: 309 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas

Opening Hours: Friday to Monday From 9 am – 4 pm

Tickets: General admission $9.95 adults | $4.95 for children (ages 3-17)

Free Access: Children ages 2 and under and museum members with a valid ID

Mob Museum

Interior view of The Mob Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Located in a 1930s neoclassical building in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, the Mob Museum grants visitors an immersive experience to discover some of history’s most intriguing crimes.

Through vivid storytelling, interactive exhibits, and multimedia displays, you’ll learn about the organized crimes and characters that played an integral role in U.S. history.

Some of the museum’s best experiences include a group scavenger hunt, a tour through the basement, where it’s possible to relieve the sights, sounds, and tastes of a functioning Speakeasy of the Prohibition era, and examining forensic evidence to solve real-life crimes.

Address: 300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas

Opening Hours: Daily: 9 am to 9 pm

Tickets: General admission $29,95

Pinball Hall of Fame

 Interior view of The Pinball Hall of Fame, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The Pinball Hall of Fame is best known for being home to the world’s largest pinball collection. Created to rescue this lost arcade art, the museum plays host to a fabulous array of pinball machines dating back to the 1950s — all owned by Tim Arnold.

All machines are restored and available for play, meaning visitors will get a uniquely memorable gaming experience while visiting this one-of-a-kind museum.

Address: 4925 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas

Opening Hours: Daily From 11 am – 9 pm

Tickets: Free admission

Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum

Zak Bagan's The Haunted Museum Entrance Sign, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Set within a 1938 mansion — reportedly the site of dark and demonic happenings —, this museum is filled with some of the world’s most macabre treasures.

Half oddities collection, half haunted house, the museum was developed by Zak Bagans, who has been interested in the paranormal since he was just 10 years old. Among the house’s terrifying possessions, you’ll find the dybbuk box (a wine cabinet reputed to be the most haunted object in the world), the VW death van in which Dr. Jack Kevorkian ended the suffering of terminally ill patients, and the “Propofol chair” from Michael Jackson’s death room.

Address: 600 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday From 10 am-8 pm

Tickets: General Admission Ages 16+ $48 | RIP ALL ACCESS Ages 16+ $79 | Local/Senior/Military $ 42 | RIP ALL ACCESS – Local/Senior/Military $73

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