Between the nightlife of the Las Vegas shows and the gambling in the casinos, visitors to Las Vegas can see a touch of culture with the museums. Las Vegas is home to wonderful museums. It welcomes with open arms the seasonal and traveling exhibits. Visiting the museums and exhibits in Las Vegas is a unique experience from any other city.
“Francis Dubeau The Beautiful Accident”
Sin City Gallery
107 E. Charleston Blvd, #100
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Dates: September 6, 2012 through October 20, 2012
Sin City Gallery was opened in 2008 by Laura Henkel, Ph.D. and she quickly developed it into the “Best Pick for Culture in Las Vegas” by 944 Magazine. The museum has also received the Best Museum honor from the Las Vegas Review Journal. The gallery brings eroticism and sexuality in art to the public. The permanent artists, as well as those with temporary exhibits, provide a tasteful venue for all to enjoy.
“Torn From Home: My Life as a Refugee”
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
833 Las Vegas Blvd N.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Dates: Now through December 16, 2012
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum brings numerous traveling exhibitions throughout the year to the public, for both adult and children of all ages. Until December 16, 2012, LDCM features the traveling exhibit “Torn From Home: My Life as a Refugee” in the Cultural Gallery. Photographs, artwork and testimonials will be featured from children who live their lives as refugees from countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia and Afghanistan. This is a great educational exhibit giving a look at the challenges faced by refugee families and children.
National Atomic Testing Museum
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Delve into the history of atomic testing in the National Atomic Testing Museum. See the equipment used for the testing, find the truth behind many myths and see what the future holds. Enjoy a special lecture on September 22, 2012 revealing secrets of the military UFO files. Another special lecture with Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, will be held on November 3, 2012.
Las Vegas National History Museum
900 Las Vegas Blvd N.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum houses exhibits specific to the state of Nevada, as well as the history of the country and the world. “Dinosaur Mummy CSI: Cretaceous Science Investigation” tells the story of the research on the dinosaur mummy, Leonardo. Leonardo is a 23-foot long plant eater. “Treasures of Egypt” explores some of the most well-known Egyptian treasures. In September, the International Wildlife Gallery reopens to display the mounted animals of the mammal families. Many other exhibits await visitors to the museum.
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