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Since opening to the public in September 1990, the Lied Discovery Childrenís Museum has established itself as an important community resource, becoming the metropolitan areaís major educational institution serving children and families. To date, more than 1.5 million people have visited the Museum and over 350,000 children have participated in school field trip programs through tours designed to supplement the curriculum in innovative ways. Approximately 422,000 people have been served through outreach programs in schools, community centers, health centers and other sitesĖmost of which serve children and families in low-income neighborhoods. In addition, over 147,000 people unable to afford Museum admission have been admitted free of charge through the subsidy program.

The Museum features hands-on exhibits in the arts, sciences and humanities, a Traveling Exhibition Gallery, an Early Childhood Pavilion, and an eight-story Science Tower in 22,000 square feet of exhibit space.

The mission of the Lied Discovery Childrenís Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging environment, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning environments that ignite a love of lifelong learning.


The Museum has been recognized both nationally and statewide for the quality of its programs:

  • The Early Childhood Initiative at the Lied Discovery Childrenís Museum received the American Association of Youth Museums/Metropolitan Life Foundationís Promising Practices award in 1999. This is the most prestigious award in the childrenís museum field.
  • In October 2001 the Museum was honored to receive the Governorís Award in the Humanities for its ongoing commitment to provide the community with the highest quality programs and exhibitions in the humanities.
  • The Museum was selected as the host organization for the State of Nevada for Artists & Communities: America Creates for the Millennium - a nationwide program of the White House Millennium Committee and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • The Presidentís Committee on the Arts and Humanities cited YouthWorks and ArtSmarts as national model programs for low-income, at-risk youth in their landmark Coming Up Taller report on programs that positively impact disadvantaged youth.
  • The Museum was voted Best Museum in Las Vegas by the readers of the Las Vegas Review Journal for 13 years in-a-row.
   
         
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