Museums are a valuable resource for learning about and engaging with Nevada’s past. Many of Nevada’s museums are in smaller towns throughout the state with our larger state museums in Carson City and Las Vegas. A great way to get involved is to VISIT a museum, VOLUNTEER your time, and DONATE a rare find or funds.

VISIT- you can learn a lot at a museum. Museums also keep track of their visitors. The number of visitors often affects funding levels.

VOLUNTEER- museums need volunteers to assist with their collections, visitor education, and more. You do not need to have a background in museums to be able to help.

DONATE-museums may be in need of specific pieces to complete their collection but many are full to the brim with materials. A good way to support museums is to donate funds to help with preserving the resources they already have.


Northern Nevada

Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum, Battle Mountain 

Central Nevada Museum, Tonopah

Churchill County Museum, Fallon

East Ely Railroad Museum, Ely 

Eureka Sentinel Museum, Eureka 

Humboldt Museum, Winnemucca

Lincoln County Historical Museum, Pioche 

Lyon County Museum, Yerington 

Marzen House Museum, Lovelock 

Mineral County Museum, Hawthorne

Nevada State Museum, Carson City

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City

North Eastern Nevada Museum, Elko 

Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, Sparks 

Virginia City Museums 

White Pine Public Museum, Ely


Southern Nevada

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Boulder City 

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas 

Lost City Museum, Overton

Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas 

Mob Museum, Las Vegas

National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas

Neon Museum, Las Vegas

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City 

Pahrump Museum, Pahrump 

Springs Preserve, Las Vegas

Virgin Valley Heritage Museum, Mesquite