LAS VEGAS -- The following is a sampling of museums and galleries
around the city that can handle group arrangements for special
events or sit-down dinners.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum explores southern Nevada's
plant and animal life from prehistoric times to the present via
several hands-on displays and diorama exhibits within 35,000 square
feet of space.
For special events, the facility can accommodate up to 200
people for a sit-down dinner in several areas, including the Marine
Life room, which contains a 3,000-gallon tank filled with live
sharks (not on the menu).
For a buyout, groups of 500 can hold a cocktail party. Meetings
of up to 40 guests can be held with classroom seating.
For information, call (702) 384-3466 or visit the musuem's Web
site at http://vegaswebworld.com/lvnathistory/.The Nevada State Museum and Historical Society in Lorenzi Park
offers a number of exhibits showcasing biological and earth
sciences as well as the history of Nevada.
The facility's 1,000 square feet of meeting space can
accommodate up to 54 people seated for a meeting or banquet and up
to 102 for a cocktail party.
The meeting room has a raised platform in front; audiovisual
equipment is available.
A buyout of the facility can be arranged for groups of up to
500, and an outdoor courtyard can accommodate up to 300 for
receptions. Tours can accommodate up to 200 people at a time.
For information, call (702) 486-5205 or access the museum on the
Web at http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/museums/lv/vegas.htm.The Art Encounter gallery displays innovative works of various
media from 100 artists of local, national and international
Groups of up to 80 can take tours of the 8,000-square-foot
facility, and groups of up to 500 can be accommodated for cocktail
parties and special events.
For information, call (702) 227-0220 or visit the Web site at www.artencounter.com.Billed as the world's largest gambling museum, the Casino
Legends Hall of Fame features about 15,000 items on display,
including a wide variety of gaming paraphernalia.
A series of interactive videos focuses on an assortment of
historical personalities integral to the rise of Las Vegas,
including builders, celebrities, showgirls and mobsters.
Groups of up to 100 can tour the 6,000-square-foot facility.
Cocktail parties for groups of about 50 people can be held within
Public seating also is available in the adjoining Legends
For more information, call (702) 739-5444, or visit the Web site
This information was compiled by Meetings & Conventions,
a sister publication to TWcrossroads.