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Las Vegas Natural History Museum
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum brings out the vibrant past of living beings and does that with an artistic touch. It educates and instructs visitors about a variety of aspects of nature and our past existence through some very interesting and fun filled exhibits.
Taking you millions of years into past is the life like animated 35-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex exhibit. Pre historic fossils such as the fossilized dinosaur tracks collection unearthed in St. George, Utah, also find place in the displays.Â
Marine Life Gallery, one of the chief attractions of the museum, takes you to the depths of the Ocean making you forget that this is just a man-made exhibition. In this dark enclosure you will come across dolphins, sharks, star fish, and jelly fish all hanging from the walls and ceilings. A live shark gallery about 3000 gallons in size houses some popular shark species. Also there are ample aquariums that hold lobsters, fish, turtles etc. Another section of the museum is dedicated to the research and findings on prehistoric shark species.
For those who admire snakes, there is the Snake Pit that houses some well recognized snake species including the huge Burmese pythons. There is an informative list of some amazing facts about snakes that adds value to your trip.
Further into the museum, there is the popular â€śYoung Scientist Centerâ€ť that offers real time learning experience for all visitors. People of all ages will find something of interest and learn things the practical way. Another extremely popular show at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum is the exhibit of live insects including giant cockroaches.Â
The museum is very extensive and has incredibly educative yet entertaining exhibits on display.
- Address: 900 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas, NV 89101
- Telephone: (702) 384-3466
- Hours: 9 AM â€“ 4 PM daily
- Website: http://www.lvnhm.org/