Special showcase reception invites families to preview annual collection of unique cultural exhibits and performances by local community groups and civic organizations
The exhibition, which immerses museum visitors in the rich tapestry of global holiday traditions and celebrations, launches Friday, December 1 with a special opening showcase reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Open to the public, the family-friendly evening will feature culturally diverse exhibits on display with Q&A sessions from the creators, sneak previews of upcoming workshops, a silent auction of holiday trees, musical entertainment from El Dorado High School, and a special performance by local nonprofit, Broadway in the Hood. Tickets to the reception start at $15 and can be purchased online via the ‘tickets’ button and at the door. Museum members can attend for free by reserving their tickets online.
A December to Remember holds a profound significance for us at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum,” explained Kate Porter, the museum's co-executive director. “Adding the showcase reception not only expresses our sincere gratitude to our supporters and contributors but gives the community the opportunity to see what’s in store for the month. It sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration that showcases seasonal traditions from around the world."
A December to Remember features a unique collection of cultural exhibits, workshops, and performances by notable community groups and civic organizations. During the six-week event, visitors can learn about holiday customs from various ethnic and religious cultures including African American, Hawaiian, Filipino, Japanese, El Salvadoran, Scandinavian, Cuban, Mexican, Muslim, Italian, Christianity, Judaism, and Wiccan.
Workshops and performances will be held in various exhibit halls throughout the month. Community group partners include Ellis Rice, Kika Shibata and the Japanese Kizuna Society, Inner Circle Sanctuary, the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, the Castro Family, UNLV, and more. For a full schedule of events, visit https://www.lvnhm.org/special-events.
A December to Remember exhibition is included with Museum Admission or Membership, and will be on display until Sunday, January 7, 2024. Located north of Cashman Center at 900 Las Vegas Blvd N., the museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas). 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.
Additional photos of last year’s exhibition can be downloaded here.
The ‘A December to Remember’ exhibition begins Dec. 1 with a special opening ceremony at 4:30 p.m.
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.