Officials with the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas announced it will have fresh exhibits when it opens its new facility at the end of the month.
The museum is moving to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. The move will double the size of the museum from its current location at Lorenzi Park. The new exhibits will include a video detailing behavior of some of Nevada’s wildlife. The video will be projected on a huge screen using multi-projection technology. There will also be a display of some of the small specimens of dinosaur fossils found in the state and an interactive display about the Comstock Lode.
“With this larger museum, we are able to create visitor experiences that focus on the entire state — something we were not always able to offer in our former, smaller space,” said Peter Barton, administrator for the Nevada Division of Museums and History. “Before, we focused on southern Nevada, but now we’re trying to interpret the whole state.”