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Visitors will have the chance to participate in live, Halloween-themed science experiments.

October 22, 2020 - Las Vegas, NV—Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons you to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum this Nevada Day and Halloween. The Museum was has extended its summer traveling exhibit, In the Dark, until November 15th, inspiring two days of learning about ‘creepy critters’, batty story time, and live science experiment demonstrations as guests trick-or-treat at socially distanced stations throughout the Museum’s galleries.

Children in costume, 12 years of age and younger, will receive free admission to the Museum on Friday, October 30th (Nevada Day – no school for CCSD students) and Saturday, October 31st. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Las Vegas Natural History Museum's Education Director, Ellen Israel, prepares potions for the science experiment demonstrations

Masks are required for all visitors over age 10 and are encouraged for all children able to wear masks while following best practices from the Centers for Disease Control. In addition to a single-direction discovery path through the facility, the Museum will also:
• Follow enhanced cleaning procedures
• Limit guest capacity
• Provide hand sanitizer for guest use
• Have team members with gloves and masks facilitating activities

The Museum is open daily from 9am – 4pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors/military/students, and children (ages 12 and younger) in costume are free. Purchase tickets online at www.lvnhm.org or at the door.

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.