University Of Nevada, Reno
The University of Nevada Reno is one of the states higher learning establishments. The university offers a good selection of graduate and undergraduate degrees across a variety of disciplines. The campus is quite fine with a lake and a historic quadrangle.
Church Fine Arts Building
The Church Fine Arts Building is a wonderful place to come and experience some of Reno's most interesting art. The Church Fine Arts Building has four galleries, called: Sheppard, McNamara, Front Door, and Exit. They feature a variety of artwork including: photography, sculpture, digital media, drawing, ceramics and painting. The works of art are created by local university students, staff, and visiting artisans.
Housed on the grounds of the University of Nevada in Reno, the Fleischmann Planetarium is a wonderful spot to learn more about the heavens. The Fleischmann Planetarium screens a variety of shows that change frequently so be sure to check their website. The planetarium also has a gift shop where unique and quirky items can be found along with tools for viewing the stars at home.
Address: University of Nevada, 1664 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557-0012, United States
Opening hours: 12pm-5pm; Sun: 10am-5pm; Fri: 12pm-9pm; Sat: 10am-9pm; Closed: Wed, Thu
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Useful tips: Admission is free for some galleries, charges apply for films.
Facilities: Gift shop
Typical Visit: 2 hours
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery is one of Reno's premier progressive art galleries. Located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, the gallery hosts 9 to 10 exhibitions each year by noted local, national and international artists. The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery started in 1960 and features 2000 sq feet of exhibition space. The building also features lecture halls, lab areas, and studios.
W.M. Keck Museum
Rock hounds will want to be sure to visit the W.M. Keck Museum when in Reno. Located on the campus of the University of Nevada Reno in the Mackay School of Mines Building, the museum is full of all kinds of rocks and minerals. In addition to the rocks and minerals there is a focus on early mining history in Nevada. Of particular note is the Mackay Silver Collection created by Tiffany & Co.