Natural History Marjorie Barrick Museum Overview
The Marjorie Barrick Museum is Las Vegas’s one stop shop for all native cultures of the southwest United States. The museum is open to visitors without an admission fee, and presents such exhibits as Navajo weaving, jewelry and basketry; Hopi kachinas, baskets and pottery; and Southern Paiute basketry and archeological objects. These exhibits are meant not only to showcase the objects themselves, but to help visitors understand also the objects’ personal and spiritual value.
The environment of the southwest of course impacted these native cultures, and an exhibit of Mojave Desert reptiles reminds visitors of that as they view native lizards, snakes and turtles.
The exhibits don’t end with native Southwestern culture and creatures. Indeed, at the Marjorie Barrick Museum you can peruse comprehensive collections from nearly all Pre-Columbian Latin American cultures.
At the entrance to the Marjorie Barrick Museum is the UNLV Xeric Garden, a garden that exemplifies the principles of environmental awareness through the combination of drought-tolerant plants and a water efficient irrigation system.
With all of this to offer, a trip to the Marjorie Barrick Museum will certainly be entertaining.
- 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas NV 89154 (map)
- Open Monday - Fridays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. and closed Sunday and holidays.
- Free (Suggested contribution: $5 for adults, $2 for seniors 62 and older).