University District Museums

Cultural center of campus

The University District Museums boasts 11 diverse museums, galleries and attractions dedicated to furthering the cultural education of Northern Nevada.

From flora and fauna to gears and paint to rocks and meteorites, we have something for anyone of any age.

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.

A self-guided tour can begin at any of the attractions scattered around the campus, which is a designated arboretum and recognized by Tree Campus USA with collections of trees and shrubs.

Museums, galleries and attractions

The Lilley Museum of Art The John and Geraldine Museum of Art collects, conserves, exhibits and shares art research with the public it serves.
The Lilley Museum of Art
Museum of Natural History The Museum of Natural History house 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 has served millions of visitors 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 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, Nevadans' stories are preserved at the Nevada Historical Society in Reno.
Interior of the Nevada Historical Society
Wilbur D. May Center The Wilbur D. May Center is a year-round destination, which contains a museum, arboretum and botanical garden.
The trophy room at the May Museum.