Reopening Update

The East Ely Railroad Depot Museum is now open.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Nevada State Museums you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. By purchasing a ticket and/or entering the property and facilities, you agree to abide by all posted instructions and COVID-19 safety protocols. See below for more information about our safety measures.


Weekday Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fridays, 8:00am-7:30pm

Weekend Hours
Saturdays (expanding July 11-Aug 29 to 7:30 PM), 8:00am-6:00pm
Sundays, 8:00am-4:00pm

Here’s what to expect for a safe and healthy museum visit:

  • Staff, volunteers and visitors to wear masks, at all times, inside the museum facility.
  • Museums are ADA accessible.
  • No food allowed, except bottled water.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other visitors.
  • Family group up to 10 persons is allowed, and the group must stay together.
  • Expect delays if the museum is busy and the flow of visitors is controlled so as not to exceed capacity and to insure safe distancing.
  • Follow the directional arrows and signage through the museum.
  • Touchable surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day.