Welcome to the Wilbur D. May Center!

  • Hall of Heroes exhibit logo, now booking tours

    Help your students discover their super powers in Hall of Heroes!

  • Museum Store Sunday logo and photo of gift store

    Find special deals and unique gifts on the first ever Museum Store Sunday!

  • Arboretum Naturalist patch and photo of Hermans Pond in park

    The May Arboretum offers special patches for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts!

  • Photo of Wilbur May and an antelope in Africa

    Who is Wilbur May? Learn more about the fascinating life of the man behind the May Center.

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museum sign arbo sign

This facility preserves the life and legacy of Wilbur D. May. In addition to his life as an adventurer and world traveler, rancher, artist, pilot, businessman, and Soldier, Wilbur was a committed philanthropist in the Reno community - in particular toward education and well-being for children. The May Center's museum, arboretum, and botanical gardens are places where Wilbur's passion lives on, with fun and learning for visitors of all ages.

Wilbur D. May Center
1595 N. Sierra Street
Inside Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Reno, Nevada 89503
Museum: (775) 785-5961
Arboretum: (775) 785-4153

  
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