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Nevada State Museum Carson City

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


600 N Carson StCarson City, NV 89701 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

he Nevada State Museum engages diverse audiences in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. The museum preserves heritage for long-term public benefit. The museum presents heritage through unique and authentic educational experiences, enhanced by an environment of comfort, interaction, and inspiration. Audiences learn what makes Nevada special. They gain stronger identity, connection, and validation. They develop a broader point of view and a sense of responsibility. The museum extends benefits to the greatest audience, provides leadership in heritage education, and adheres to the highest standards of public-trust stewardship.


Welcome to the Nevada State Museum and the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, often referred to as the flagship of state government. Ours is one of the most diverse and visible branches of state government in Nevada, providing a unique array of services to citizens of all ages, ethnicities and economic means. I am proud of the services the Department of Cultural Affairs provides as a State agency.

Nevada’s history is diverse and storied, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City works to preserve and celebrate the amazing natural and cultural heritage of Nevada. The Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs through the Nevada State Museum brings this history to visitors, school children, and anyone interested in enriching their educational experience.

Volunteers like you contribute thousands of hours of energy, intellect and enthusiasm to the Department. From helping out as a museum tour guide to working in the museum store, your time and efforts go a long way to make the Nevada experience a memorable one.

Contribution of your time and talents adds to the success of our cultural and educational programs is greatly appreciated.


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