Museums & Exhibitions
BELLAGIO GALLERY OF FINE ART— Now on view: “Town and Country: From Degas to Picasso,” in which towns transform into sophisticated and mysterious urban cities, countryside villages into picturesque, serene landscapes in 47 paintings, prints, drawings and photographs. Open daily from 10 am-8 pm; last admission at 7:30 pm. $16; children 12 and younger are free. Bellagio, 702.693.7871.
BODIES ... THE EXHIBITION— Find out about your body’s internal systems as you examine more than 260 preserved organs and 13 whole-body specimens. Open from 10 am-10 pm daily; last admission at 9 pm. $32 adults; $24 children 4-12. Luxor, 702.262.4000.
BOULDER CITY/HOOVER DAM MUSEUM— The story of the Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) project gleaned through the accounts of the men and women who traveled to the Las Vegas valley for its construction. The collections, located at the Boulder Dam Hotel (which is on the National Register of Historic Places), features a wealth of personal items from these settlers. Open M-Sa, 10 am-5 pm. $2 adults, $1 children and students. Boulder Dam Hotel, 702.294.1988.
DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM— The wonder of discovery is realized at this fun and educational museum, where kids of all ages can ascend the 12 levels of “The Summit” to explore electricity, energy, space and much more. Tu-F, 9 am- 4 pm; Sa, 10 am-5 pm; Su, noon-5 pm. $14.50. At the Smith Center, 702.382.5437.
MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS— Rub elbows with your favorite stars—among the Las Vegas line-up are Bruno Mars, Donny & Marie, Katy Perry, Mike Tyson, Sandra Bullock, Michael Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Elvis. Open daily at 10 am. Call for pricing. The Venetian, 702.862.7800.
THE MOB MUSEUM— See the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement, with one-of-akind artifacts, exhibits on the legacy of the Mob, myths debunked and an in-depth look at mobsters in Sin City. Daily from 10 am-7 pm. $25 adults; $17 children ages 11-17. 300 Stewart Ave., 702.229.2734.
NEVADA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM— Discover railroad car displays and ride the very rails the Boulder Branch Line took to the Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) project in the 1930s. Trains depart for 35 minute rides every Sa-Su at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm. $10 adults, $5 children 4-11 years old; children 3 years and under are free. Museum pavilion is open M-F, 8:30 am-2:30 pm; Sa-Su, 8:30 am-3:30 pm. 601 Yucca St., 702.486.5933.
NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM— Photography and exhibits of post Cold-War era weaponry. “Area 51: Myth or Reality” reveals the myths of Groom Lake and allows you to make your own decision. $14; $20 with admission to the “Area 51” exhibit. M-Sa, 10 am-5 pm; Su, noon-5 pm. At the Desert Research Institute, 755 E. Flamingo Rd., 702.794.5124. THE NEON MUSEUM— Preserves Las Vegas’ rich history through one of its most iconic art forms: the neon sign. This twoacre outdoor museum is home to more than 150 neon signs dating from the 1930s to present day. Guided day tours, $18; guided night tours, $25 (recommended for ages 12 & older). 770 Las Vegas Blvd. N., 702.387.6366.
OLD LAS VEGAS MORMON FORT— Recounts the history of Mormon missionaries, who built an adobe fort along Las Vegas Creek in 1855. Open Tu-Sa, 8 am- 4:30 pm. $1 per person over the age of 12. 500 E. Washington Ave. 702.486.3511.
NEW REAL BODIES— A powerful exhibition that offers unique perspectives on human anatomy and its importance to world cultures, as well as the emotional expression embedded in each of our physiological functions. You’ll never look at your body the same way again. Open daily from 10 am. $24.95; ages 3-12, $15. Bally’s, 702.777.2782
TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION— Peruse through more than 300 personal effects of passengers on the ill-fated ship, and experience how the air felt that cold April night. Daily, 10 am-10 pm; last admission at 9 pm. $32 adults; $24 children 4-12. Luxor, 702.262.4400. 800-557-7428.