The National Automobile Museum celebrates its 30th anniversary with free entry, flashback to the 80s

Power up your DeLorean… recharge your flux capacitor… and get ready to experience Back to the Future just like Marty McFly! The museum will take guests back in time as they celebrate their 30th anniversary with free community admission, a 1980s-themed costume party with a guest DJ, and photo ops with the museum’s gold-plated DeLorean .

WHEN:Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 9:30 a.m.

COST: Free entry

OR: National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake St., Reno, Nevada 89501

The 1980s brought us neon, pop music, iconic fashion statements, and a fascination with all things science fiction. It also brought us the early days of the National Automobile Museum, which opened almost 30 years ago on November 5, 1989, in downtown Reno. In honor of the anniversary and another decade of preserved automotive history, the museum will be offering a free community day on Saturday, November 9. The celebration will include a 1980s-themed costume party with a guest DJ, photo ops with the 24k- DeLorean 1981 gold-plated Karat, and a chance to see over 200 automobiles on display.

“We are honored to mark another important milestone at the Museum by offering a free community day and welcoming families and car enthusiasts to our doors! said Jackie Frady, president and executive director of the National Automobile Museum. “We look forward to celebrating many more years with the community. “

The Museum’s DeLorean is one of two gold-plated DeLoreans sold as part of a promotional campaign for American Express “Gold” cardholders. It appeared in the December 1979 American Express Christmas catalog for $ 85,000.

James Bond car at the National Automobile Museum
A James Bond car, part of the collection of
National Automobile Museum.

When the museum opened in 1989, it reportedly set the standard for automotive museums around the world. Since then it has received many accolades, and today it is recognized as one of the top 10 automotive museums in the United States. numerous.

This November will also launch the Museum’s annual donation campaign where guests can boost their engines and portfolios by investing in this remarkable collection and preserving it for the next 30 years.

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About the National Automobile Museum(The Harrah Collection)

One ofTop 10 American Automobile Museums, the National Automobile Museum presents more than 200 remarkable automobiles. It offers theatrical performances and audio tours in English and Spanish through 100,000 square feet of galleries, exhibits and bustling street scenes and accompanying artifacts that bring the exhibits to life. The Museum is a vibrant and popular venue for special events as intimate as 60 and as large as 1,200 guests. It also includes the Nevada Space Center, which houses the Challenger Learning Center of northern Nevada. For more information

Business hours

  • Mon – Sat: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


  • Adults $ 12
  • Seniors $ 10 (62 and over)
  • Junior $ 6 (6 to 18)
  • Free for children (5 and under)
  • Members Free

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