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Las Vegas Natural History Museum551in Las Vegas, NV 89101
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Children never tire of seeing dinosaur fossils or wild animals - even those frozen in time - from the African savanna: Head to the Dinosaur and Africa Galleries for these exhibits.
The Marine Life Gallery features live sharks, stingrays, and eels in a 3,000-gallon tank, as well as several smaller aquariums with live fish. When young visitors are itching to get their hands into something fun, head to the Hands-On Gallery, where they can dig for fossils, study animal tracks, learn about animal senses, and play at being paleontologists.
The Jr. Scientist Club is typically held on Saturdays at 11am and offers school-age children the chance to experience real science up close. Dissections of cow eyes and owl pellets, DNA extraction, and making fossil kits are just some of the hands-on activities that have been offered. Children can also make a "Critter Connection" - that is, encounters with live animals - on Saturdays at 1pm.