Last updated: 10/30/2012
Wilbur D. May Museum
Reno, Nevada
Street Address
1595 N. Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89503
Mailing Address
1595 N. Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89503
phone: 775-785-5961
contact form:
Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday - Tuesdayclosed
Adults: $5.00, Children: $3.50, Seniors: $3.50. Special pricing may apply during temporary exhibits and programs. Call for more information.
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Kristy Lide, Curator
phone: 775-785-5961
Samantha Szesciorka, Assistant Curator
phone: 775-785-5961

Wilbur D. May Museum

The museum houses the lifetime collection of the late Wilbur May -- department store magnate, Reno rancher, big-game hunter, businessman, philanthropist, and world traveler. May made over 40 trips around the world amassing an amazing collection of artifacts including Tang Dynasty pottery, Greek and Roman icons, weapons, and African tribal items. The collection also features a shrunken human head from South America and over 200 pieces of taxidermy.


Lecture Halls

Performance Areas


Wheelchair Accessible




Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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