Best Museums in Las Vegas

June 25, 2013

Whether you have been to Las Vegas once, twice, or multiple times there are numerous alternative entertainment options besides casinos and nightclubs. There are many galleries and museums to entertain adults or your entire family. There are galleries dedicated to fine art such as the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art to museums about celebrities, children, M&M’s, and natural history.

For a truly unique experience, try visiting Bodies… The Exhibition. Admission is charged to the exhibit but the money is well worth it when you see bodies preserved with polymer preservation to replace the body’s natural tissue with silicone rubber. These 13 real bodies are then arranged in an artistic display so guests can see muscle, the nervous system, the circulatory system, respiratory system, and digestive system. One section showcases the development of fetuses from eight weeks to eight months old.

For a cheaper experience, visit Las Vegas’ Natural History Museum. Adults get into the museum for $10 and children ages 3 to 11 get in for $5. The museum features many recreations of animals that give it a more zoo-like appearance. There are replicas of existing and extinct animals. The museum is even complete with a marine gallery with whale models and a prehistoric gallery with models of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops.

Another exciting exhibit to visit is Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. This exhibition charges a general admission fee of $32 but is a great exhibit for the entire family. There are more than 300 artifacts featured in the exhibit that were recovered from the sunken ship. To complete the exhibit are replicas of some of the Titanic’s most breathtaking features, including the ship’s staircase, promenade deck, and a recreation of a third-class and first-class sleeping quarters.

As long as you are not scared of life-like figurines, you should find Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Attraction interesting. It is located inside the Venetian hotel-casino and features more than 100 wax replicas of celebrities. Touching is permitted as well as pictures. Some figures are interactive as well. Figures include politicians, musicians, actors, and athletes. There is a general admission charge for adults and discounts for seniors. Children get in for less than $20 a ticket and under 3, admission is free.

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