The mission of the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging environment, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning environments that ignite a love of lifelong learning.
The Museum has been recognized both nationally and statewide for the quality of its programs:
The Early Childhood Initiative at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum received the American Association of Youth Museums/Metropolitan Life Foundation’s Promising Practices award in 1999. This is the most prestigious award in the children’s museum field.
In October 2001 the Museum was honored to receive the Governor’s Award in the Humanities for its ongoing commitment to provide the community with the highest quality programs and exhibitions in the humanities.
The Museum was voted Best Museum in Las Vegas by the readers of the Las Vegas Review Journal for 14 years in-a-row.