Beatty Museum & Historical Society

417 W Main Street, Beatty, NV 89003 - United States



Free Everyday

Museum Day Hours of Operation: 10:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm

The museum offers long-term and changing exhibits, online resources for research, public programming, and special events. Each year, the museum serves over 35,000 visitors onsite and thousands of people via its online resource materials.


Our Prehistoric Theater is the Ordovician fossils at the Great Beatty Mud Mounds overlooking this historic town. Our Nature Exhibit has hundreds of miles to view with wildlife and plant life indigenous to the Oasis Valley and Great Basin area. It all exists outside the town limits in the open desert.

Inside the museum you will experience life in the early 1900's. Learn how the early miner's lived, worked and played. Walk the footsteps of the "Bullfrog Gold Rush" and learn about the ghost towns and sites in the area.

This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone and in person.

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