Teachers in search of a unique and interesting educational field trip this school year need to look no further than the Clark County Museum located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway.
The museum is booking school groups for guided field trips Tuesday through Friday each week. Tours typically begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon, though other times can be requested and possibly arranged depending on the availability of staff.
"The Clark County Museum is a local gem that residents of all ages should take the time to visit and enjoy," said Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, whose Commission District G includes the museum. "We are grateful to our dedicated staff and volunteers for the great work they do at the museum and for their passion in sharing their love of Southern Nevada history with our community."
During the two-hour guided school group tours, volunteers and staff guides will immerse students in Southern Nevada's history. The journey begins in the museum's Anna Roberts Parks Exhibit Center where students will see examples of what Southern Nevada looked like from the prehistoric inland sea to the age of entertainment. A stroll down Heritage Street will take students back in time as they enter one of the only remaining pioneer homes in Southern Nevada, the historic Boulder City Train Depot, a replica print shop and other unique buildings. Finally students will explore a resurrected ghost town including a toll cabin and two-room jailhouse.
Admissions rate for school tours is 50 cents per student, teacher, and adult leader. If you book your field trip for September 2019 or January and February 2020, you can receive free admission for one class per grade level thanks to donations provided by the Clark County Museum Guild. Regular admission price is $1 for children and seniors and $2 for adults.
Reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to the tour, beginning Aug. 7. Reservations can be made by calling Amber Colbert at (702) 455-7955 on Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or emailing her at Amber.Colbert@ClarkCountyNV.gov.