For Immediate Release
May 9, 2024

Las Vegas Natural History Museum to Celebrate Opening of Summer Traveling Exhibit, Wild World: Stories of Conservation and Hope, on May 21

New traveling exhibit explores the fascinating world of wildlife conservation

Las Vegas – This summer, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum invites the public to explore the fascinating world of wildlife conservation in its new traveling exhibit, Wild World: Stories of Conservation and Hope, opening May 21.

Wild World tells the tales of real animals and the heroic people dedicating their lives to saving them. This interactive exhibit features over 15 science-based displays exploring a wide range of threatened and endangered animals, and how zoos, aquariums, and conservation organizations have brought many back from the brink of extinction.

“We are thrilled to host this powerful exhibit, highlighting the amazing conservation victories happening around the globe,” said Kate Porter, co-executive director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. “Through engaging displays and incredible live animal encounters, Wild World allows our guests to connect with these remarkable creatures and be inspired to take action to protect threatened and endangered species.”

Guests will encounter live animals like the Ball Python, Eastern Kingsnake, Boa Constrictor, European Legless Lizard, Uromastyx, Russian Tortoise, Cane Toad, and Mexican Red Knee Tarantula in gorgeous, recreated habitats. They will also have the chance to meet dynamic animal care specialists providing educational presentations and impromptu animal interactions.

Wild World is produced by Little Ray’s Exhibitions, one of the largest exotic animal rescue organizations in North America. Most of the live animals featured in the exhibition were rescued, confiscated or abandoned. All displays were originally created by Science North International and reimagined into the new Little Ray’s experience.

On display from May 21-August 18, Wild World is part of the Engelstad Foundation Traveling Exhibition Series and is included with museum admission or membership. The exhibition is made possible in-part by Resorts World and The Venetian.

Located north of Cashman Center at 900 Las Vegas Blvd N., the museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission tickets are priced at $14 per adult and $7 for children ages 3-11 and can be purchased online at www.lvnhm.org or at the door. Discounts are available for Nevada residents.

About the Las Vegas Natural History Museum:
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum was established in 1989 by a small group of citizens who knew the community would benefit from the educational resources it could provide. After very humble beginnings, this private nonprofit museum is now a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited with the American Alliance of Museums, and is a federal and state repository for fossils and artifacts. From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes visitors of all ages on a learning adventure around the world. Please visit
lvnhm.org, follow on Facebook and LinkedIn at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466.


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