Mu­se­ums & Ex­hi­bi­tions

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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.

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