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Natural History Museum: Tickets and Tours

Come face to face with dinosaurs, mammals, and marine life here in the heart of the Nevada Desert. While most of the inhabitants of the museum will no longer bite, you’ll find some that still might over in the live shark pool!

Your Las Vegas Natural History Museum tickets give you access to all the galleries and exhibits on display, taking you on a mind-blowing journey of evolution.

How much do Las Vegas Natural History Museum tickets cost?

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum tickets price is as follows:

General Admission

  • Adult: $12
  • Senior/Student/Military: $10
  • Child: $6
  • Infants (under 2 years): Free

Guided Tours

  • Director’s Tour: $75 for two people

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum entrance fee is not included in the price of the Director’s tour and only allows access to the Egypt Gallery.

Who is eligible for discounts?

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum rate is discounted by $2 for students, senior citizens, and members of the military.

What are the best Las Vegas Natural History Museum tours?

Most people visit the Natural History Museum by themselves, as the galleries and exhibits all have excellent information boards. However, to delve a little deeper, you can take a tour with the Director of the museum and learn a few insider secrets. This tour is not included in your Las Vegas Natural History Museum ticket and can be purchased separately.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum tours with the Director

Budding archaeologists and keen historians will enjoy going on a Las Vegas Natural History Museum guided tour with the Director. The half-hour session takes place in the Egypt Gallery and is ideal for anyone wanting to learn more about pharaohs, mummies, and pyramids.

There is a maximum group size of four for this experience, keeping it intimate and leaving plenty of room for questions. The tour is not available on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Should you book Las Vegas Natural History Museum tickets in advance?

It’s always a good idea to plan your visit ahead and book Las Vegas Natural History Museum tickets in advance. This way you’ll avoid missing out if your chosen date and time slot are sold out on the day. After all, it’s a popular spot!

What will you see inside the Las Vegas Natural History Museum?

Your Las Vegas Natural History Museum entry includes access to all the exhibitions, including these favorites:

If you want to see dinosaurs, this is the place to come. Here you’ll find out about the dolphin-like Ichthyosaurus and take cheesy photos beneath the colossal T-Rex model. Kids will enjoy doing dinosaur rubbings for souvenirs.

Huge whale models hang from the ceiling in this marine-themed exhibition, while the walls are lined with tanks of fish and eels for your inspection. Hang out with the live baby sharks and stingrays before leaving. Shark feeding is at 2 PM on Saturdays, and 2.30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is included in your Las Vegas Natural History Museum tickets.

Here you’ll find replica Egyptian artifacts like Tutankhamun’s golden throne and a gleaming sarcophagus. You can walk through a burial chamber and play around with an interactive mummy scan too!

International Wildlife Galleries

Animals from around the world rub shoulders in these unusual menageries, where you’ll discover everything from African lions to Bengal tigers. Learn about the unique hunting skills that make these mammals experts in survival and feel the soft fur of a black bear.

How to get there?

The museum is located in the heart of Downtown on Las Vegas Boulevard North. It’s right next to the Mormon Fort State Historic Park so is easy to spot. The number 113 bus stops nearby at Cashman Field, and free parking is also available on site.

When is the best time to visit the Las Vegas Natural History Museum?

The ultimate time for a Las Vegas Natural History Museum visit is during the early morning before the crowds arrive. Later afternoon is a good bet too for a quieter experience.

Weekends tend to be busy, so try and come on a weekday if you can. The museum is open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Which other museums can be visited in Las Vegas?

  • Madame Tussauds. Meet your heroes in waxwork form and pose for selfies with presidents, actors, and pop stars.
  • Marvel Avengers S. T.A.T.I.O.N. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite superheroes and discover secrets from the movies.
  • Mob Museum. Delve into the murky past of organized crime in Las Vegas and get the scoop on real-life gangsters.
  • Shelby American Museum. Experience an authentic slice of Americana as you admire this collection of vintage racing cars.

Travel tips

  • Consider buying your Las Vegas Natural History Museum tickets in advance of your visit. It’s a popular place, especially with families, and the best time slots can sell out.
  • If you plan on visiting several attractions during your stay, think about buying a Las Vegas Explorer Pass, to save both time and money.
  • You can’t take food and drink inside the museum, so save eating until after your visit.
  • While you could easily spend the whole day here, allow at least three hours to see all the exhibits.