Nevada Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
The Wilbur D. May Center
The Wilbur D. May Center is an adventure for people of all ages. It is a Museum, a collection of rare and exotic artifacts, a place to experience fun traveling exhibits and special moments. The Arboretum is where gardeners gather seeds of knowledge; an incomparable display and living museum of colorful flowers, creekside meadows, outdoor courtyards and secluded benches. The Great Basin Adventure is a fun-filled family experience where kids can pet animals, ride a pony, pan for gold, ride an old fashioned log flume, or explore in our "touch anything" Discovery Room.
Address: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89503
Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary houses animals mostly native to the American West, including coyotes, pronghorn antelopes, a black bear, mountain lion, wolves, bobcats, owls, desert tortoises, and more -- including two tigers (not found naturally in America). The park is open weekends from early April to late October, and also open on Thursdays and Fridays during summer months.
Phone: (775) 969-3111
The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada
The Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, Inc., is dedicated to providing education and entertainment - "edutainment" - to children and families in the greater Carson City community.
Our museum provides exhibits and programs that focus on the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities. Our exhibits and programs are based on Nevada educational standards, current and historical culture, or kinetic movement; and entertain youth ages two to teen and their families.
Address: 813 N. Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701
Lied Discovery Children's Museum
The mission of Lied 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.
Address: 833 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-382- KIDS
Sothern Nevada Zoological and Botanical Park (Las Vegas Zoo)
Our natural living campus is a wonderful educational facility where students of any age actively participate in an exciting learning experience about the environment. Our primary focus is to assist in educating students about rare and endangered species of plants and animals, and providing information about the importance of habitat protection. We hope this experience will help students develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the uniqueness and beauty of the world around them.
Address: 1775 N. Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Northeastern Nevada Museum
The Northeastern Nevada Museum, a 40,000 square-foot facility, is located in the Elko City Park. Exhibits cover local history; natural history; local cultures; wildlife from around the world displayed in natural settings; a permanent art collection; and rotating art exhibits. Research facilities include over 40,000 photos, area newspapers from 1872 to present, public records, manuscripts; and a 1,000-volume research library. The museum includes a gift shop and 90-seat theater.
Address: 1515 Idaho St, Elko, NV 89801
Western Folklife Center
Located in the historic Pioneer Hotel Building in downtown Elko, the Western Folklife Center is both a local and a regional cultural center with an exhibit gallery, 300-seat theater, 20-seat black box theater, saloon and gift shop. Over its 26-year history the Western Folklife Center has produced numerous educational exhibitions based on original research and fieldwork with traditional artists and art forms. In addition to its own exhibitions, the Folklife Center hosts traveling exhibitions in its Wiegand Gallery and also in the G Three Bar Theater. Past exhibits have featured subjects such as Hispanic traditions of Christmas and cowboying, Native American arts and crafts, documentary photography, the legacy of cowboy poetry and music, and the renaissance of contemporary handcrafted cowboy gear. The mission of the Western Folklife Center is to enhance the vitality of American life through the experience, understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the American West.
Address: 501 Railroad St, Elko, NV 89801
Address: Jungo Road and Maple Ave, Wimmemucca, NV 89446
Great Basin Hertitage Partnership
The Great Basin Heritage Route tells the stories of the central portion of the American Great Basin, which includes White Pine County, Nevada and Millard County, Utah, through our website, maps and programs. These stories are nationally significant, and include the history of mining, ranching, and farming lifeways, highlighted by the still operating Nevada Northern Railway, Great Basin National Park, and the Topaz World War II Japanese Internment Camp in Delta, Utah.
Address: PO Box 30, Baker, NV 89311
Nevada Noerthern Railway Museum
This 56-acre complex includes 63 buildings and structures, the oldest built in 1906. The museum collection consists of three original steam locomotives, six diesel locomotives and over sixty pieces of original rolling stock with the oldest dating back to 1872. The museum also houses an extensive paper record of the railroad. The museum is unique in that it not only preserves the artifacts of the railroad but it also is working the preserve the knowledge necessary for the maintenance and the operation of the artifacts. The museum is doing this by developing training programs centered on our century old pieces of equipment and buildings. The skills and knowledge necessary to understand the obsolete technology are starting to become lost.
Address: 1100 Ave A, PO Box 150040, Ely, Nevada 89315
Boulder City Museum & Historical Association
Located inside the historic Boulder Dam Hotel, the exhibits and collections at the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum explore the social and economic aspects of the Boulder Canyon Project and the Great Depression during which Hoover Dam and Boulder City were built. Permanent interactive and temporary special exhibits provide a glimpse into the ordinary lives of the dam workers and their families. The museum also houses an extensive research collection of photographs, documents, publications, and artifacts.
Address: 1305 Arizona St, PO Box 60516, Boulder City, NV 89006-0516
Geggenheim Hermitage Museum
The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum is housed in a venue designed by noted architect Rem Koolhaas. Conceived as a "jewel box" for the presentation of exhibitions based on the collections of the Guggenheim and State Hermitage museums, exhibitions change twice yearly. The museum operates seven days a week, 9:30 am until 7:30 pm.
Address: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Las Vegas Art Museum
The Las Vegas Art Museum presents to its community and to Las Vegas visitors a continuous schedule of ambitious fine-arts exhibitions worthy of the growing international stature Las Vegas now enjoys as a cultural tourism destination.
The Museum makes art accessible to a diverse audience through exhibitions, education, events and community outreach. The museum aspires to enhance the cultural and educational opportunities for the city's residents and visitors.
Address: 9600 West Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum displays exhibits on wildlife and the environment. Galleries include: The African Savannah, Rainforest, Early Man, Prehistoric Read more...Life, Wild Nevada, Marine Life, Animal Families, Geology and a Hands On Gallery for our young visitors. Highlighted exhibits include live sharks and life sized dinosaurs. There are Family Science Workshops every Saturday, and the Museum is open everyday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Address: 900 Las Vegas Boulevard, North Las Vegas, NV 89101
Nevada State Museum & Historical Society
The Nevada State Museum & Historical Society presents exhibits on the early people and history of southern Nevada, fossils and important geological formations, and the state's plants and animals. The research library specializes in southern Nevada history with newspaper indexes, materials on microfilm, map, photograph and manuscript collections. School group visits are by reservation with materials for use before and during a visit sent in advance. Traveling history trunks on three subjects are available for loan to classroom teachers. The Nevada State Museum & Historical Society is one of seven museums operated within the Nevada Department Affairs.
Address: 700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107