4505 Maryland Pkwy
On the UNLV campus
Las Vegas, NV 89119
NileGuide Expert tip:
The museum hosts traveling exhibits as well as its regular collection of artifacts.
The Marjorie Barrick Museum was established in 1969. Like any enduring Las Vegas museum, Marjorie Barrick has adapted and changed through the years. Originally a museum devoted to natural history, today the Marjorie Barrick Museum's displays offer visitors an in-depth look at the American Southwest and Mesoamerica, along with a variety of exhibits and programs on an array of topics. Outside the museum, the Donald H. Baepler Xeric Garden displays beautiful drought-tolerant vegetation from around the world.
The museum isn't limited to static displays. Educational programs and lectures help it to further its mission—to help people appreciate "the rich heritage and diverse cultures" of the American Southwest and Mesoamerica.
While the Marjorie Barrick Museum is largely dedicated to the people and cultures of a specific region, it doesn't limit itself. Film festivals, art exhibits, and a wide range of lecture topics offer visitors a wealth of information. Portions of the museum are dedicated to traveling exhibits, which have included such notable artists as Ansel Adams.
Visitors should check the museum's website for a calendar of current and upcoming events. While admission is free, the suggested donation is $5.00. The museum is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.