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Nevada’s state museums set to reopen with new hours

by Nevada State News
Lost City Museum. Image: Sydney Martinez/Travel Nevada

CARSON CITY — Nevada’s state museums will open their doors later this month and in July with modified hours and operations.

Visitors, staff and volunteers are required to wear masks at all times inside museum facilities and maintain at least six feet of social distance from other visitors. Family groups are limited to 10 people and must stay together. To promote social distancing, museum staff may control the flow of visitors so as not to exceed capacity, which may result in delays during busy times.

Additional steps to promote safety include:

  • Museums are ADA accessible.
  • No food allowed, except bottled water.
  • Follow the directional arrows and signage through the museum.
  • Touchable surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day.

Opening dates and new museum hours are below. For more information on Nevada’s state museums, including admission and directions, visit NVMuseums.org.

The East Ely Railroad Depot Museum in Ely currently is open.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (expanding to 7:30 p.m. July 11 to Aug. 29), and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City, opens June 15.

The Display Pavilion and outdoor exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Train rides will resume when conditions are safe. Rail Explorers, a pedal-powered activity available at the railroad museum, operates from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Monday. 

Nevada State Museum, Carson City, opens June 17.

Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Debit or credit card payment only for admissions and for store sales (the museum store opens July 1). Coin Press No. 1 demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Groups of 10 or more are not allowed unless pre-arranged. To arrange tours for larger groups, contact Museum Education, 775 687 4810 ext. 237. 

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, opens June 19.

Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Monday. The main museum will be open, and the annex will have scheduled tours. To arrange group visits, contact Museum Education, 775 687 6953 ext. 233. Please seewww.carsonrailroadmuseum.org for motorcar and steam train demonstration schedule.

Lost City Museum in Overton opens July 3.

Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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