The current home of the Nevada Legislature was built in 1971; the building to its north -- Nevada's capitol building -- was home to the Nevada Legislature for the previous 100 years.
Nevada's Legislature is a bicameral body made up of the 42-member Assembly and the 21-member Senate. The third smallest Legislature in the United States, the Nevada Legislature meets for a period of 120 days every odd year. The period between Legislative sessions is called the Interim. The Nevada Senate coordinates the Nevada Youth Legislature, and offers opportunities for members of the public, including tour groups, to participate in mock legislative sessions (called uLegislate).
The Nevada Senate, through its SENarts initiative, has undertaken labeling and identification of the rich collection of artwork that hangs on the walls in the Legislative Building. Because much of the artwork in the Legislative Building features Nevada people and places, or was created by Nevada artists, the building is a great place to explore. The Nevada Senate actively accepts donations of artwork and, through collaboration with others, features changing collections, with some of the art available for sale.
The Legislative Building is home a Gift Shop which is packed with fun and interesting books on Nevada, and other items including clothing, jewelry, postcards, toys, games, and other collectables.
The building has a cafe which operates under limited hours during the interim.
On the corner of East 5th and South Carson streets, Carson City
The Nevada State Legislative Building is open to the public for self-guided tours 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.