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  Treasures of Egypt
 
Visitors explore how archeologists in the early 20th Century unearthed some of Egypt’s most renowned treasures, including the Tomb of Tutankhamun. The exhibit includes a trip through the realistic entrance to Tut’s Tomb and the opportunity to view artifact recreations of best-known pieces including the Golden Throne, chariots, the Golden Shrine and outer sarcophagus. These replicas are one of only two sets that were authorized by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

Visitors have the unique opportunity to explore an Egyptian mummy by using state-of-the-art technology that allows the user to “scan” a mummy replica in real time and view actual medical imaging taken of a real mummy.

  Engelstad Family Prehistoric Life Gallery
 
Children of all ages are struck with a sense of awe as they approach the 35-foot long Tyrannosaurus rex that lowers its head and roars at them!  A Triceratops, Ankylosaur and a ferocious raptor give a further glimpse into the past.  Also represented is the ichthyosaur, a gigantic marine reptile that swam in the waters of Nevada during the time of the dinosaurs.
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  International Wildlife Gallery
 
This gallery showcases the amazing adaptations of mammal families. Dozens of mounted animals open visitors' eyes to the variety of ways mammals have adapted physically and in behavior for survival. Families on display include bears, antelope, big cats, wild dogs, deer, and more.
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  Las Vegas Founders' African Galleries 
 

The African Savanna exhibit presents the breathtaking beauty of the Serengeti, featuring a peaceful watering hole scene on one side and predator-prey relationships on the other.

The African Rainforest exhibit features the diverse life found in an African jungle. With the push of a button, visitors can see and learn about the animals hidden in the trees and thick brush, and experience a thunderstorm with rain and lightning.

The "Out of Africa" exhibit features recreations of three extinct African primates: Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis and Homo erectus. This exhibit is the only one of its kind in Nevada, offering a unique educational experience to better understand prehistoric primates.

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  E. L. Wiegand foundation, Wild Nevada   Gallery
 

The Wild Nevada Gallery draws visitors into the scenic but rugged beauty of the Mojave Desert. A large variety of plants and animals are featured in this multi-sensory gallery, engaging visitors with computer animation and interactive exhibits.

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  Marine Life Gallery
 

Visitors are submersed in the special effects of this ocean experience. Live sharks and stingrays occupy a 3,000-gallon tank while other colorful and fascinating creatures from the deep occupy additional jewel tanks. Lifesize recreations of various species of sharks and fish hang from the ceilings and walls.

Live Animals
In addition to our marine life, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum is home to many terrestrial animal including Burmese pythons, tarantulas, scorpions, snakes and lizards.

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  MGM/MIRAGE Young Scientist Center
 

Families connect in the Young Scientist Center as they become paleontologists and dig for fossils or explore the depths of the ocean as a marine biologist inside a submarine. The Museum brings technology to children's fingertips with computers, microscopes, and interactive exhibits.

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  Geology Gallery
 

The Museum's Geology Gallery explores breaking science news, the phenomenon of fluorescent minerals and geological natural resources.

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