Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, located at 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North in downtown Las Vegas across from Cashman Field, opened in 1990 and has grown into the city’s premier family education destination. The Las Vegas Review-Journal named it Best Museum in its annual Best of Las Vegas reader’s poll in four of the last five years, including 2009. Offering more than 100 interactive exhibits in the arts, sciences and humanities spread out over two floors and an eight-story Science Tower, the museum creates a fun learning experience for children and their parents.
The mission of Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, a nonprofit institution, is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning.
The museum has improved its offerings to meet the growing educational and cultural needs of the community. In fact, over two-thirds of all original exhibits have been replaced in recent years.
In addition to popular traveling exhibits “Adventures With Clifford The Big Red Dog” and “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body” on display in the museum’s Cultural Gallery in 2009, new core exhibits dealing with everyday living and the environment (“The Green Village”) and health and nutrition (“It’s Your Choice”) have been added to the 22,000 square feet of exhibit space. “Desert Discovery,” an area designed for children age 5 and younger, daily demonstrations and workshops round out the educational offerings.
The museum also offers various membership packages that allow unlimited access for one year, discounts on birthday parties, invitations to special members-only events and other benefits.
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum is open this summer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Operating hours change after Labor Day, Sept. 7.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for children ages 1-17 and free for children under age 1. For more information, go online at www.LDCM.org or call 382-KIDS.