LAS VEGAS, NV — Home to the iconic neon signs chronicling Las Vegas history, The Neon Museum will offer adjusted summer hours of operation beginning Saturday, May 1. Open seven days a week, the museum will open at 3 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. everyday. The revised hours take into account the later sunset and lower evening temperatures of Las Vegas in the summer, allowing guests to enjoy guided tours among the lit neon signs in the museum’s Neon Boneyard during the optimal viewing hours in the summer months. Specifically, general admission (self-guided tours offering up to an hour in the Neon Boneyard) will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. then guided tours lasting 45 minutes from 7 to 10:15 p.m.
The Neon Museum’s spectacular show, Brilliant!, that transports visitors into the history of Las Vegas through sight and sound, will continue to be offered from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the museum’s North Gallery. The 25-minute show uses light projection to illuminate unrestored signs and incorporates music and archival footage to transport guests into Las Vegas’ history. General admission tickets cost $20 ($16 with the local residents’ discount) and guided tours are $28 per person ($24 for local residents). Tickets to Brilliant! are $23 and $19 with the locals’ discount. Children ages six and under are free for general admission, guided tours and the show. Guests should allow 15 minutes between Brilliant! and guided tour tickets if purchasing both.
ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM: Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.
The Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual spectacle “Brilliant!” which uses technology advances to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; the new Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby.
The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation, and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. The museum is located at 770 N. Las Vegas Blvd. in Las Vegas. For more information, including tour schedules and tickets, visit www.neonmuseum.org. Also follow @NeonMuseum on Facebook and Twitter and @theneonmuseumlasvegas on Instagram.