Beginning July 1, 2013, reservations and information: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Friday (Education office).
Tours at the Nevada State Museum are subject to availability of volunteers. Beginning July 1, 2013, the museum will be open to the public six days a week, Tuesday - Sunday (closed Mondays). Specialized tours with staff are available as listed.
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The Nevada State Museum offers free guided tours for school children on a vast array of subjects: Nevada history, Native American culture, fossils, and nature programs such at bats, butterflies, Nevada reptiles, sensational sagebrush, bird beaks and feet, wild and wonderful wetlands, pines are fine, funky fungi and more. Nature programs include the Discovery Lab and/or art activity. A brand new program, Water in Nevada discusses water states, water purity and conservation, and the Carson City Watershed, it meets the curriculum standards related to the water cycle and includes map reading and an introduction to science careers too.
All of our children's programs feature a hands-on component. Children have fun and remember what they learn. Teachers are delighted to know that the programs complement the curriculum in subjects like social science, natural science and language arts.
Ms. Roide from St. Teresa's School in Carson City wrote, "Thank you for the phenomenal field trip to the Nevada State Museum. St. Teresa 5th graders had a wonderful time visitiing the Under One Sky exhibit. We arrived at 9:00 am and were met my three expert docents. They were engating, funny and kept the students wanting more. Thank you for all you do for education in Carson City."
Above: students are captivated by a bat skeleton; they study a real one in the lab portion of the tour.
Kids aren't the only ones having fun at the Nevada State Museum. We offer tours for adults and commercial bus groups. It's a great place consider for your Elder Hostel, Passport in Time or senior outging. See group tours below:
Jan Loverin, Curator of Clothing and Textiles instructs a group of museum volunteers on the diversity of head gear housed at the Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Research Center, a branch of the Nevada State Museum. Click on the Behind-the-Scenes link below to find out how to book a tour of the facility. Visitors find Jan charming, knowledgeable and down to earth.
George Baumgardner, PhD, Curator of Natural History leads small group behind-the-scenes tours on plants and animals of Nevada the last Friday of the month. Reservations are required.
If you understand French, you might enjoy this video about the Merci Train Collection that aired in France:
Nevada State Museum Education
600 N. Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701