Las Vegas Natural History Museum Opens Summer Traveling Exhibit, In the Dark

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Opens Summer Traveling Exhibit, In the Dark

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum (LVNHM), located at 900 Las Vegas Boulevard in the downtown Las Vegas cultural corridor, announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit, In the Dark.

Darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown, but it’s also a natural evolutionary pressure that caused plants and animals to adapt. This exhibit invites visitors to discover the dark, often unseen, ecosystems of the world like caves, the deep sea, the forest at night, and underneath the ground. Guests explore these mysteries via electronic, mechanical and computer interactives, immersive dioramas, and lifelike models.

“In the heat of the summer, this is the perfect exhibit to immerse our guests into the dark, cool places of the world while showcasing the amazing adaptations of the plants and animals who live there,” said Marilyn Gillespie, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

In the Dark is included with Museum Admission or Membership.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum reopened on June 1st with new protocols for guests to safely and comfortably experience exhibits and educational programming, following CDC guidelines.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum began in 1989 with a small group of citizens who knew the community would benefit from the educational resources it could provide. After very humble beginnings, this private non-profit museum is now a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited with the American Alliance of Museums, and is a federal and state repository for fossils and artifacts. From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes visitors of all ages on a learning adventure around the world.

Please visit www.lvnhm.org, follow on Facebook at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466

Digital Dinos Exhibit Provides Touchless Interaction at Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

Digital Dinos Exhibit Provides Touchless
Interaction at Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Hundreds of millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the region that became Nevada—and today, innovative digital representations of these creatures are featured in a brand-new exhibit at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum (LVNHM). Digital Dinos is an exhibit designed and developed by the Museum and the interactive exhibit firm Ideum, based in Corrales, New Mexico. This projection-based exhibit allows visitors to touchlessly interact with a variety of dinosaurs once native to Nevada and the southwest.

The exhibit’s 16-foot projection displays a scene from the Cretaceous Period, with massive plant-eating Titanosaurs in the background. New dinosaur characters then begin to appear: a meat-eating Eotryrannus tracks visitors in response to their movements, while a small pack of Deinonychus hides from guests when they appear. When an Eolambia mother and baby appear in the scene, visitors can even stretch their arms and feed them ferns!

The exhibit uses a Microsoft Azure Kinect to track visitor movements and provide corresponding dinosaur interaction. The exhibit employs this same technology to remind visitors to observe 6-foot social distancing recommendations. This allows visitors to more safely interact with the Digital Dinos exhibit in the age of COVID-19.

The overall concept for Digital Dinos is somewhat similar to other full-body touchless exhibits that Ideum has created over the years, but this new exhibit is unique in several ways. First and foremost, all of the dinosaurs in this experience are native to Nevada. A few are clad in feathers, and these depictions, although they are stylized and animated, are based on the most up-to-date science available. The entire scene, including the flora and the geography, is based on what Nevada was like 100 million years ago.

“This exhibit features several Nevada dinosaurs. It is a great compliment to the ongoing excavations and research that we are conducting across the state. We are learning more about our prehistoric past all the time. Here’s an opportunity for our visitors to walk into it,” says Las Vegas Natural History Museum Paleontologist, Dr. Bonde.

The exhibit is unique in other ways as well. “All of the interactions, 3D models and 2D animations, the sounds, and all of the code are completely new. We applied lessons learned from past projects, but everything else here is unique. The real technical innovation here is the way our team of artists combined 3D and 2D animations. We’ve never done anything quite like this before,” says Ideum Founder Jim Spadaccini.
Thanks to the generous support of Ms. Susan Houston, Digital Dinos premieres this weekend at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. In addition, a partnership between LVNHM and Ideum will make this exhibit available to other museums and public spaces, so the experience has the potential to become a national or even international phenomenon. “We are thrilled to offer such a unique digital exhibit for visitors to interact with, particularly at this difficult time with the pandemic. We are also excited to know that other museums may soon adopt this exhibit for their visitors,” says Marilyn Gillespie, Executive Director of LVNHM.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum began in 1989 with a small group of citizens who knew the community would benefit from the educational resources it could provide. After very humble beginnings, this private non-profit museum is now a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited with the American Alliance of Museums, and is a federal and state repository for fossils and artifacts. From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes visitors of all ages on a learning adventure around the world.

Please visit www.lvnhm.org, follow on Facebook at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466.

Ideum is a 20-year-old digital design firm based in Corrales, New Mexico. In addition to its established line of touch tables, the firm focuses on creating the next generation of visitor experiences that blend the physical and digital realms. Ideum has partnerships with 3M, Barco, Christie Digital, Crestron, LG, and others, allowing its creative digital projects to have direct access to leading-edge equipment and specialized hardware expertise. In addition, Ideum has a fabrication studio that allows it to create custom exhibits, bespoke furniture with embedded digital technologies, and other unique fabricated pieces. For more information, please visit www.ideum.com.

Findlay Automotive Group Supports Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

Findlay Automotive Group Supports Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

Findlay Automotive group became a T. rex Museum Partner at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, donating $10,000 to support education and the 100+ animals who call the Museum home.

“We’re very pleased to support the Las Vegas Natural History Museum,” said Tyler Corder, Chief Financial Officer of Findlay Automotive Group, “The museum is a great family destination and is a hidden gem in Las Vegas. Our goal is to increase awareness of the great things happening at the museum and to encourage local residents to visit.”

Tyler Corder, Chief Financial Officer for Findlay Automotive Group, presents Marilyn Gillespie, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, with a check for $10,000 alongside Roqui Theus, Host/Reporter for KLAS “Las Vegas Now”.

In March, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum began offering live, virtual “Critter Connections” and increased its virtual education content. On June 1, the Museum reopened to the public, and visitors are able to see some of its residents and learn about the amazing biodiversity of the world.

“Tyler and the Findlay team have been great advocates for families and education in Southern Nevada for a number of years. We were are very thankful for their increased support of the Museum and the work we do in our community,” said Marilyn Gillespie, Museum Founder and Executive Director.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is open daily, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. and tickets are available online or upon entry.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is also a state and federal collections repository for paleontological and archaeological materials collected on both public lands and from the private sector. The Museum’s repository is home to hundreds of thousands of artifacts and fossils from southern Nevada.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums. Please visit www.lvnhm.org, follow on Facebook at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466.

Findlay Automotive Group was founded in Las Vegas in 1961 and has grown to 32 dealerships in 6 western states. One of Findlay’s core philosophies is to be involved in the local community. Findlay is a long-time supporter of many local events and non-profit organizations.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Reopens, Announces Upcoming Launch of Annual Summer Traveling Exhibit, In the Dark

 

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Reopens, Announces Upcoming Launch of Annual Summer Traveling Exhibit, In the Dark

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, located at 900 Las Vegas Boulevard in the downtown Las Vegas cultural corridor, reopened on Monday, June 1 with newly implemented social distancing procedures and plans to debut a new summer traveling exhibit for 2020.

A cultural icon for nearly 30 years, the Museum has implemented new protocols for guests to safely and comfortably experience exhibits and educational programming, including a single-direction discovery path through the facility.

Following recommended guidelines from the CDC, the Museum will:
• Follow enhanced cleaning procedures with UV lights
• Enact guest limits starting at just 5.5 percent of fire code capacity
• Require team members to wear a mask
• Encourage guests to wear a mask
• Provide hand sanitizer for guest use

Additionally, the Museum has introduced online ticketing, private group tours and early admission for those 65 and older and/or have a compromised immune system. Visit lvnhm.org for details. The Cox Charities Young Scientist Center, Classroom and Snack Room will remain temporarily closed.

“We’ve been a part of the Southern Nevada Community for 29 years and we’re grateful for the support of our community with each passing year,” said Executive Director Marilyn Gillespie. “Our team has worked hard to innovate and accommodate so we can all get back to doing what we love – welcoming our community to their Natural History Museum. This summer promises to be one of our best with ‘In the Dark,’ an intriguing traveling exhibit opening just before for the 4th of July.”

“In the Dark” will open July 3, 2020. The exhibit invites visitors to discover the dark, often unseen, ecosystems of the world like caves, the deep sea, the forest at night, and underneath the ground. Guests explore these mysteries via electronic, mechanical and computer interactives, immersive dioramas, and lifelike models.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is also a state and federal collections repository for paleontological and archaeological materials collected on both public lands and from the private sector. The Museum’s repository is home to hundreds of thousands of artifacts and fossils from southern Nevada.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums. Please visit www.lvnhm.org, follow on Facebook at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466.

Rainforest Adventure Swings into the Las Vegas Natural History Museum












Rainforest Adventure Swings into the
Las Vegas Natural History Museum

The Engelstad Family Special Exhibition presents; Rainforest Adventure
Open to the public through Sept. 4



Grab your pith helmet and get ready to embark on a journey to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum for it’s newest traveling exhibit – Rainforest Adventure, running through Monday, September 4.

Swing like a Spider monkey, discover a rodent that weighs over a hundred pounds, and learn about a beetle that can carry over 850 times its own weight. Visitors to Rainforest Adventure explore one of the least known habitats on earth in a fully interactive maze exhibit, full of the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest.

The journey begins in the highest treetops surrounded by migratory birds and radiant sunlight. In an effort to reach the forest floor, guests answer questions about the rainforest. Incorrect answers lead to dead-ends while correct answers lead them deeper into the four layers of the rainforest: emergent, canopy, understory, and forest floor.

Created by Minotaur Mazes, Rainforest Adventure offers visitors an interactive experience that empowers them to make a difference after they learn how essential rainforests are to human health and survival, and that by caring for the rainforest they are caring for the planet.

“Rainforests are called the ‘lungs’ of the planet because of their important role in producing oxygen. Not only are they a fascinating place to visit, they are critical for our well being, said Las Vegas Natural History Museum Executive Director, Marilyn Gillespie. “We are very excited to tell their story with this very interactive fun exhibition.”

Admission to the Museum starts at $10 for adults. For more information on the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and the Rainforest Adventure exhibit, visit Facebook, Twitter or www.lvnhm.org.

ABOUT MINOTAUR MAZES:
Minotaur Mazes is a Seattle-based, worldwide traveling exhibitions company specializing in complete, interactive exhibition experiences within a maze setting. Mazes are engaging both mentally and physically, and a tactile experience helps visitors young and old retain ideas long after they have left the exhibit. Minotaur is committed to crafting quality, creative exhibitions that introduce ideas of sustainability and personal responsibility for the world and its people.

ABOUT THE LVNHM:
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information

Sundown in Downtown is Back for 6th Year at Las Vegas Natural History Museum on Friday, June 2

Sundown in Downtown is Back for its 6th Year at
Las Vegas Natural History Museum on Friday, June 2

Proceeds assist in furthering the mission of the Museum



The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s annual summer soiree, Sundown in Downtown: Bones and Booze, is back for its 6th year on Friday, June 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hosted at Heritage Park located next door to the Museum, the outdoor celebration features bold rhythms, cold drinks and small bites from local businesses throughout the valley. Guests can indulge in cuisine from a variety of vendors including El Sombrero, VegeNation, Rachel’s Kitchen, Triple George Grill, Imperial Taco’s and Beer, Popcorn Girl, and more including a beer garden featuring local breweries such as Big Dog’s Brewery, Great Basin Brewery and Tenaya Creek Brewery. All proceeds will benefit the Museum’s mission; to inspire individuals through educational exhibits and programs to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

“Sundown in Downtown is one of those events that the whole community looks forward to each year,” said Las Vegas Natural History Museum Executive Director, Marilyn Gillespie. “We pride ourselves on supporting the downtown community and this event grows in size as a result. Our goal is to raise awareness about the Museum and its mission, and there’s no better way to attract new people and share our message than a party.”

This year’s event is sponsored by, Century Link, Bank of Nevada, The Golden Nugget, Cox Communications, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and more.

Tickets to Sundown in Downtown start at $35, which includes all you can eat via food vendors and two drink tickets (additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each). VIP admission starts at $55 and includes all you can eat and drink. Couples and party pack VIP tickets are available. Tickets can be purchases here: http://bit.ly/Sundown2017 or by visiting www.lvnhm.org.  Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

ABOUT THE LVNHM:

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

Andrew Feiler Studio Presents First Dual Collection to be on Display at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum














Andrew Feiler Studio Presents First Dual Collection to be on Display
at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum

‘Naturally Nevada’ and ‘The Wild World’ will be on display at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum now through March 31

Seasoned Las Vegas photographer, Andrew Feiler has put together an exclusive, limited-engagement fine art exhibit to be displayed down the front hallway of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, now through the end of March.

Titled ‘Naturally Nevada’ and ‘The Wild World,’ the dual collection is the first public exhibit for Feiler and boasts creatures of local surroundings as well as landscapes and habitats from across the globe. Each photograph tells its own story, with some images taking as long as four days to capture the precise, single moment through the lens.

“As part of the educational footprint here in Las Vegas, we are excited to announce the works of Andrew Feiler Studio to our guests and community members while showcasing local talent and artistry,” said Las Vegas Natural History Museum Executive Director, Marilyn Gillespie. “Mr. Feiler’s attention to detail and stylistic technique captures the natural essences of various animals in their own habits, making his photography come to life.”

“It sill amazes me on the vast amount of birds, owls and wildlife we have here in our own backyard,” said Feiler.  “I hope to share with visitors of the Museum a slice of what we have in our natural Nevada habitat including our own state animal, the Bighorn Sheep.” He said.  “Some of my personal favorites such as Dive, Intention and Stare will also be on display for all to see. I am pleased that the Las Vegas Natural History Museum embraces new artists in the community,” he said.

Hailing from New York, Feiler began his career in commercial photography working with corporate clients including Johnson & Johnson, Kraft and others. After accepting a scholarship to attend the New York Film Academy to further his knowledge in the photography, film and art industries, Feiler went on to receive his undergraduate degree at the State University of New York, Purchase College. In 2000, he made a life-changing move to relocate to Las Vegas and start a family. Feiler has three children, a supportive wife and continues to nurture his passion for fine art photography all while staying inspired from the natural desert-like surroundings of the Las Vegas Valley.

For more information on Andrew Feiler Studio and his works, visit Facebook, Instagram or http://www.andrewfeilerstudio.com.



ABOUT THE LVNHM:
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

Photos: Baby Sharks are Hatching at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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Baby Sharks are Hatching at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum
24 Banded Bamboo Shark eggs have been laid, three babies have emerged and named in honor of the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team

This past weekend, a mother Banded Bamboo Shark housed at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s Marine Life Gallery, laid 24 eggs to be hatched and raised at the Museum’s dedicated shark hatchery. Among the 24 eggs, three baby sharks have emerged and have been named Phelps, Miller and King – symbolic of the 2016 USA Olympic Swim Team members including Michael Phelps, Lilly King and local Vegas Olympian, Cody Miller.

The purpose of the Museum’s hatching program, and all parts of the Museum, is to educate the Southern Nevada community about the wonders of natural science. This rare and unique scientific occurrence offers guests an inside look into the biological development of sharks. The sharks will eventually go to the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay to live permanently.

Once laid, the eggs are placed in the hatchery, located in the Marine Life Gallery. The hatchery is back-lit and the eggs are translucent making the development of the sharks something that can be observed and measured.

“Our hatchery program and partnership with the Shark Reef offers something special to our community that many others don’t get to experience,” said Gillespie. “This is especially exciting to have one of our sharks lay so many eggs, allowing us to watch them grow until they are born.”

Admission to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum starts at $10 for adults. For more information on the other galleries at the Museum, visit Facebook, Twitter or www.lvnhm.org.

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The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–(DINO) 3466 for additional information.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Hosts 5th Annual Sundown in Downtown Friday, June 10

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Las Vegas Natural History Museum Hosts 5th Annual
Sundown in Downtown Friday, June 10

Proceeds assist in furthering the mission of the Museum




The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s annual summer soiree, Sundown in Downtown, is back for its 5th year celebrating the Museum’s 25th anniversary on Friday, June 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., continuing with an official after party at Atomic Liquors.

Hosted at Heritage Park located next door to the Museum, the outdoor celebration features bold rhythms, big drinks and small bites from local businesses throughout the valley. Guests can indulge in cuisine from a variety of vendors including Big Ern’s BBQ, F. Pigalle, Rachel’s Kitchen, Triple George Grill, Imperial Taco’s and Beer, Popcorn Girl and more including a first ever beer garden. All proceeds will benefit the Museum’s mission; to inspire individuals through educational exhibits and programs to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

“Sundown is always the talk of the town. Not only is it truly an indoor/outdoor Museum experience, but the whole community comes together to support our mission,” said Las Vegas Natural History Museum Executive Director, Marilyn Gillespie. “We’re celebrating 25 years this summer and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a party.”

This year’s event is sponsored by, UNLV Alumni Association – Rebel Business Network, Downtown Las Vegas Association, Bank of Nevada, Las Vegas Limousine/Frias Transportation, Southern Wine and Spirits and Courtney Landscape and Pools.

Tickets to Sundown in Downtown start at $35, which includes all you can eat via food vendors and two drink tickets (additional drink tickets can be purchased for $5 each). VIP admission starts at $55 and includes all you can eat and drink. Couples and party pack VIP tickets are available. Tickets can be purchases here: http://bit.ly/1qh2KKc or by visiting www.lvnhm.org.  Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

ABOUT THE LVNHM:
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Sponsors a Day of Free Admission at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Sponsors a Day of Free Admission
at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Museum to offer free admission on
Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, known for its award-winning, coal-fired, brick oven pizza, will sponsor the Las Vegas Natural History Museum for a day of free admission for all families in Southern Nevada on Saturday, Dec. 19. Students across the valley are invited to visit the scholastic institution free of charge, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as an educational kickoff to Winter Break.

“A students education and encouraging the next generation to enjoy learning is very important us,” said CEO of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Joe Ciolli. “We are excited to sponsor a fun day at the Museum during such a festive season and hope all Southern Nevada students will stop in for this free day and learn something to share with others.”

The Museum’s 9th annual cultural celebration ‘A December To Remember’ will also be kicking off on Saturday, Dec. 19, complete with special programs including a visit from Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as displays featuring a variety of cultural traditions celebrated around the world during this time of year.

Patrons who visit Grimaldi’s Pizzeria throughout December may bring their receipt to the Museum and receive 2-for-1 admission. Offer ends Wednesday, Dec. 30.

For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria or the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, please visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com or www.lvnhm.org.

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About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants.  Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has five locations in Las Vegas and one in Sparks, Nev.  Las Vegas locations include The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Rainbow and 215, Boca Park Fashion Village The Fashion Show Mall and Richmar Plaza.  The Sparks restaurant is located in The Legends at Sparks Marina.

For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit: www.grimaldispizzeria.com.
“Like” Grimaldi’s Pizzeria on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GrimaldisPizzeria.
Follow Grimaldi’s Pizzeria on Twitter: www.twitter.com/grimaldispizza.

About the LVNHM:
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

Dr. Jack Horner Speaking Engagement at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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Dr. Jack Horner Speaking Engagement at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum



WHAT:
On Saturday, May 16 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum will host a speaking engagement and booking signing with the world-famous paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner. Dr. Horner will discuss why bony features such as horns, plates, shields, and spikes were not used for defense or any kind of combat.

Dr. Horner discovered the first dinosaur eggs in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur colonial nesting, the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs, and the first dinosaur embryos. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, noted for his dramatic field work and some of the best reconstructions of fossil dinosaurs ever assembled.

Dr. Horner served as the technical advisor for Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park movies and is the inspiration for the movie’s lead character Dr. Alan Grant. He has the honor of having two species of dinosaurs named after him.

“Dr. Horner once said, ‘I don’t care how dinosaurs died, but I do want to know how they lived.’  His talk here at the Museum on May 16th should help paint the picture of how they lived,” explained Executive Director Marilyn Gillespie.

This lecture and book signing are free with paid admission and will take place at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Registration is required to save a seat. To RSVP, please visit Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s Eventbrite page at https://drjackhornertalk.eventbrite.com.

The Museum is located in downtown Las Vegas at 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, adjacent to Cashman Field.

WHERE:
Las Vegas Natural History Museum

900 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV  89101

(Las Vegas Blvd. North & Washington Ave., adjacent to Cashman Center)

ADMISSION:
Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for students, seniors, and military; and $5 for children ages 3–11.  Children 2 and under are free.  Admission covers access to the entire Museum.  Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. Please visit www.lvnhm.org  or call (702) 384–3466 ext. 223 for more information.


ABOUT THE LVNHM:
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present.  Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures.  Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.

Downtown Grand Celebrates National Museum Month With “Grand Museums”

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DOWNTOWN GRAND CELEBRATES NATIONAL MUSEUM MONTH WITH DEBUT OF “GRAND MUSEUMS” PACKAGE THIS MAY

Package Good through August 31; Includes Two Tickets to
The Mob Museum and More

May is National Museum Month and Downtown Grand Las Vegas is celebrating the neighborhood’s vibrant cultural community by introducing a special “Grand Museums” package good through August 31.

Beginning at $93 per night (two-night minimum), guests will receive a deluxe room for two, two tickets to The Mob Museum and a choice of either two tickets to the Neon Museum or two tickets to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. The Mob Museum is located across Stewart Avenue from Downtown Grand, and a hotel shuttle is available to transfer guests to the Neon Museum and Las Vegas Natural History Museum, both located a few blocks away on Las Vegas Boulevard North.

“We couldn’t be more proud to be part of such a culturally dynamic community,” said Seth Schorr, CEO, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. “It’s our hope all our guests get out and explore our nearby museums and other distinctive attractions—not only during the month of May, but throughout the year.”

In addition, Downtown Grand will partner with The Mob Museum to offer two summer packages that will be available beginning in May through September, based on availability. With prices starting at $170, the “Ain’t It Grand” package includes two room nights at Downtown Grand, dinner for two at Triple George Grill, drinks for two at MOB BAR or Art Bar and two tickets to The Mob Museum. The second package, dubbed “Oscar’s Vegas,” includes all these amenities, plus a private driving tour of downtown Las Vegas with the famous former Mob attorney and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, complete with a round of martinis. Priced at $10,000, this extraordinary experience may be reserved by calling The Mob Museum directly at (702) 229-2734.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum or Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof.

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s mission is to inspire, through educational exhibits and programs, a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world, the sciences and ourselves. It is dedicated to educating the children, adults and families of the community in the natural sciences—both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs and the preservation of its collections, the museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems and cultures.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby as well as nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas.

To reserve a Museum Month package or the Ain’t It Grand package, call (855) DT-GRAND. Packages are based on availability and blackout dates apply.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the anchor and crown jewel of Downtown3rd, the new metropolitan center of Las Vegas. The 18-story Casino Tower and 25-story Grand Tower feature 634 guest rooms ranging in size from 350 to more than 1,200 square feet with high-definition flat-screen televisions, presidential pillow-top mattresses and high-thread-count linens, setting a new standard for luxury, sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. The exterior design of Downtown Grand blends multiple storefronts with a brick and granite façade creating a series of inviting indoor/outdoor experiences. The “industrial chic” interior features the raw energy of a factory juxtaposed with ornate fixtures and canopies. Downtown Grand offers 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 600 new slot machines, 30 table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Downtown Grand boasts a variety of unique bars and restaurants providing a wide variety of cuisines and price points. PICNIC, an urban rooftop pool experience, is Downtown Grand’s signature entertainment/dining venue encompassing more than 35,000 square feet and featuring an infinity pool, full restaurant and bar, private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area. Downtown3rd is just steps away from the world-famous Fremont Street Experience and The Mob Museum, within walking distance of Fremont East Entertainment District, and less than one mile from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Downtown Grand Las Vegas is owned by CIM Group and managed by DTG Manager Las Vegas, LLC. Fifth Street Gaming is the property’s gaming license holder and casino operator. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to www.DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

ABOUT FIFTH STREET GAMING
Fifth Street Gaming (FSG) is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based casino management company led by CEO Seth Schorr. Founded by Schorr and his partner, Jeffrey Fine, Fifth Street Gaming is comprised of executives from Wynn Resorts, MGM International and the Golden Nugget Corporation. FSG has partnered with CIM Group to redevelop, reprogram, and reopen the former Lady Luck Hotel and Casino. Through affiliates, the principals of Fifth Street Gaming own and operate four Las Vegas gaming locations.

ABOUT CIM GROUP
CIM Group is a leading real estate and infrastructure investment firm that since 1994 has systematically and successfully invested in dynamic and densely populated communities throughout North America. CIM Group draws on its experienced team of real estate, investment and finance professionals to identify and pursue investment opportunities in three primary strategic categories: repositioning and development projects in established and emerging urban areas; well-positioned operating properties in transitional districts; and infrastructure. CIM manages three distinct portfolios, including opportunistic, stabilized and infrastructure funds, each of which are diversified by geography and type of property within that risk profile.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, CIM maintains regional offices in New York, the San Francisco Bay Area and Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.CIMGroup.com.

Sundown in Downtown turns local museum into a carnival under the stars with Hash House A Go Go

Sundown in Downtown turns local museum into a carnival under the stars with Hash House A Go Go

 

WHO:
Hash House A Go Go and The Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

WHAT:                
Hash House will be joining other sponsors such as Triple George Grill, The Barrymore and Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada for Sundown in Downtown, a grown-up carnival event to be hosted at The Las Vegas Natural History Museum for those ages 21 and older. Tickets are $55 per person and $100 per couple. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling 702-384-2008 or online at www.lvnhm.com. The event will include:

 

  • Small bites from downtown’s favorite restaurants
  • Signature cocktail concoctions
  • Live bands, including Kid Meets Cougar and Wild Card
  • Strolling performance artists
  • All food, drinks and entertainment free with admission

 

WHEN:
Friday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

WHERE:
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

About Hash House A Go Go
Hash House A Go Go brings farm-fresh food with a funky, modern twist to the locals and visitors of Las Vegas. The well-known restaurant is famous for its unusual décor and enormous portions. The restaurant has garnered dozens of local and national accolades and has been featured on the Food Network, “Martha Stewart,” “Dr. Phil” and most recently, the popular Travel Channel program, “Man v. Food.” For reservations or inquiries, please call the Sahara location at (702) 804-4646, the Imperial Palace location at (702) 254-4646, the M Resort Spa Casino location at (702) 797-1500 and the Plaza Hotel and Casino at (702)384-4646 or visit www.hashhouseagogo.com.