University Museum District

The University museum district boasts 12 diverse museums, galleries and attractions dedicated to furthering the cultural education of Northern Nevada.

From flora and fauna, to gears and paint, to bones and meteorites, we have something of historical interest for anyone.

A priceless silver collection, a meteorite from outer space, a collection of insects, animals and plants from around the Great Basin and the world, medical artifacts and extensive art exhibitions greet families and visitors to the dozen venues featured in and around the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

A free, self-guided tour can begin at any of the attractions during opening hours. Please review individual museum pages for hours of operation.

Museums, galleries and attractions

The Lilley Museum of Art The John and Geraldine Museum of Art collects, conserves, exhibits and shares art research.
The Lilley Museum of Art
Museum of Natural History The Museum of Natural History houses research and teaching collections of plants, local and tropical insects, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Natural History museum worker over a collection.
Fleischmann Planetarium The Planetarium serves as a community resource for education in astronomy and earth and space science.
Exterior of the Fleischmann Planetarium
University Arboretum The campus is a living collection of plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, ornamentals and native flora with many designated areas on campus open to the public.
Students playing near Manzanita Lake
Special Collections Special Collections and University Archives preserves and provides access to rare items and important subject collections.
Entrance to Special Collections
W.M. Keck Museum The Keck Museum has been collecting and exhibiting Nevada's geology, paleontology and mining history for more than 100 years.
The Keck museum collections
Black Rock Press The Black Rock Press is committed to advancing the art of the book while educating students about the book arts as both a historical and contemporary medium.
Staff holding artists books produce by the press
History of Medicine The Great Basin History of Medicine program is established to research and preserve the history of health sciences in Nevada.
Historical photo of a blood donation
K-12 Teaching Lab The K-12 Engineering Lab is the College of Engineering's first on-campus lab dedicated to sharing and exploring engineering with kids.
Grade school students work on a windmill
Anthropology Museum The Anthropology Research Museum is a teaching and research facility that houses archaeological artifacts and donated items from across the Great Basin
Anthropology Research Museum display
Historical Society From boom to bust, the stories of Nevadans are preserved at the Nevada Historical Society in Reno.
Interior of the Nevada Historical Society
Shared History Museum The Shared History Museum contains a collection of oral, public and digital history projects on the local community created by students.
Students sit inside the Shared History Museum