Boneyard Ball Bottom
The board of trustees request the honor of your presence for a glowing celebration!
Master of Ceremonies
Historian, musician, adventurer and emmy award winning reporter for KSNV-Channel 3 Las Vegas.
The Shaun Degraff Band
Reimagined Pop/Jazz that is fresh, classy and fun.
Cocktails • 6pm
Dinner • 7pm
Black Tie With A Neon Flair
Boneyard Ball Top
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Hard Rock Cafe Top
We need your help to make it rock again for all the world to enjoy!
The Hard Rock Café Las Vegas opened in 1990 and closed on New Year’s Eve 2016. Its beautiful guitar sign, which graced the corner of Harmon and Paradise Roads, was the first of its kind in the world. During those years, it was featured in countless Hollywood productions and became an iconic symbol of our great city. We are excited that the sign’s designer and owner, Young Electric Sign Co., has decided to donate the iconic piece to the Neon Museum!
It’s up to us to preserve this jewel. Our goal is to raise $350,000 in this very special fundraising campaign to transport the sign to the Neon Museum and install it in the Neon Boneyard. Additionally, these funds will establish an endowment for its ongoing care and maintenance. 100% of your donation will go toward making the Hard Rock Guitar sign shine for all the world to enjoy. The Neon Museum is conducting this special fundraising campaign on its own without utilizing an expensive crowdfunding platform to collect donations.
Hard Rock Cafe Bottom
Be recognized for your contribution!
Donors of $250 or more will be invited to attend the light-up party for the Hard Rock sign after its installation in the Neon Boneyard. Donors of $100 or more will be recognized by name on a plaque at the base of the Hard Rock sign. Prominence of name dependent on donation level. All donors will be recognized by name on the Neon Museum website and in our Annual Report.
All donors will be entered into a raffle to win a beautiful neon art piece:
List of donation levels with amount of tickets below.
- $1 - $100
- $101 - $250
- $251 - $500
- $501 - $1,000
- $1,001 - $2,500
- $2,501 - $5,000
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to preserve and display this gorgeous piece of Las Vegas’ Neon history. We hope you’ll join us in this cause! You can help us reach our $350,000 goal by sharing this appeal with your friends and encourage them to make a donation, too.
Rob McCoy, President & Chief Executive Officer Las Vegas Neon Museum
Thank You to Our Donors
This list reflect monetary and in-kind donations received from February 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018.
Inaugural Boneyard Ball
To download photos from the ball, go to the website below and type in the code you were given at the time of capture. If you don't have a code you may Browse Photos. All images are full resolution and may be downloaded free of charge.
- Stardust stars, horseshoe from Binion’s Horseshoe, and Sahara “A” Stardust stars, horseshoe from Binion’s Horseshoe, and Sahara “A”
- Original La Concha Motel Original La Concha Motel
- Fitzgeralds Clover Fitzgeralds Clover
- The Flamingo’s stunning plume of feathers The Flamingo’s stunning plume of feathers
- Sections of the 1976 Flamingo signage Sections of the 1976 Flamingo signage
- Golden Nugget Golden Nugget
- The c. 1930s Green Shack sign The c. 1930s Green Shack sign
- Section of restored “H-Wall” from Binion’s Horseshoe Section of restored “H-Wall” from Binion’s Horseshoe
- Signs from the Black Jack Motel and Steiner Cleaners Signs from the Black Jack Motel and Steiner Cleaners
- Hotel Nevada sign Hotel Nevada sign
- The 1961 La Concha Motel lobby The 1961 La Concha Motel lobby
- Restored c.1961 La Concha Motel pylon sign Restored c.1961 La Concha Motel pylon sign
- Section of the Lucky Cuss Motel sign Section of the Lucky Cuss Motel sign
- Restored “R” from the Sahara Hotel Restored “R” from the Sahara Hotel
- Entrance sign from the Silver Nugget Casino Entrance sign from the Silver Nugget Casino
- The restored Silver Slipper The restored Silver Slipper
- The original 1958 Stardust signage The original 1958 Stardust signage
- View of the Stardust and La Concha signs View of the Stardust and La Concha signs
- Treasure Island Treasure Island
- The Ugly Duckling Car Sales sign The Ugly Duckling Car Sales sign
- Wedding Information sign, c. 1940s Wedding Information sign, c. 1940s
- The c. 1950s Yucca Motel sign The c. 1950s Yucca Motel sign
- The Yucca illuminated at night. The Yucca illuminated at night.
Junior Interpreter guided tours
Join us on Saturday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. for our next Junior Interpreter led tour.
Join us for an interactive learning experience on art, design and the science behind the signs. Junior Interpreter tours are led by the Neon Museum's middle and high school age volunteers and are offered once a month from September through May, with tickets becoming available at the beginning of each month. This program is designed for families and children ages 4 and up.
Junior Interpreter tours cost $5 (ages 6 and under are free) and advance registration is required. Adults may not attend without children. Tickets may be reserved HERE.
National Artist Residency and Artist Labs
The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) is designed to expand the interpretive potential of the collection while providing artists the opportunity to create new work in an unconventional setting. Each residency is accompanied by programming to engage the community and museum visitors, providing exposure to new artists and a fresh perspective on the collection.
Artist Labs are collaborations between artists and the Neon Museum education department that are designed for short term engagement (weekend, for example), with the expectation that Lab experiences will be further developed by the Museum for arts education programs. Artist Labs are grant funded and are currently by invitation only.
Whitney Lynn, Neon Museum National Artist in Residence 2016
Allison Wiese, Neon Museum National Artist in Residence 2017
Currently, the Neon Museum hosts a National Artist Residency, welcoming artists or a group of artists to create new work engaging patrons of all ages. The Neon Museum encourages artists or a group of artists working in the fields of visual or performing arts, or new genres, to reside in Las Vegas, Nevada, for eight weeks to develop a project and engage the community, including hosting an artist talk and a studio open house.
The following is provided to artists accepted for participation in the Museum's National AIR Program:
• Support for the implementation of public programs in conjunction with the AIR; support with the development of programs where necessary.
• Access to onsite collection and archives where appropriate.
• Curatorial support as needed.
• Marketing and publicity.
Deadline to submit: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5 p.m. PST.
Click here for application instructions.
Enjoy the bewitching atmosphere of the Neon Boneyard
after dark. On this night the fantastical lore of
childhood fairy tales receive a ghoulishly eerie twist.
- RAFFLE PRIZES
- COSTUME CONTEST
- COMPLIMENTARY BEER, WINE AND SIGNATURE COCKTAIL*
- BIRTHDAY CUPCAKES
- CHEFFINI’S HOT DOGS
- SOUVENIR PHOTOS
- MUSIC BY TOTECITY
*WHILE SUPPLIES LAST; CASH BAR ALSO AVAILABLE
Weddings & Special Events
The Neon Museum is the newest option in special events for those searching for an unforgettable Las Vegas venue with both a vintage and a modern flair. We are a Las Vegas historical institution dedicated to the preservation and celebration of some of the city's most distinctive architectural landmarks as well as a venue for your special event!
Planning a fabulous Las Vegas wedding? Enjoy your magical day here at the Neon Museum. Our staff is ready to assist you in planning for this occasion. Click here to download more information. Couples may build their own quick wedding package in the newly-curated North Gallery or the Neon Boneyard Park with options that include photo opportunities, celebratory treats and more! The North Gallery offers an incomparable picturesque outdoor experience where you’ll be surrounded by dozens of vintage neon signs, while the Neon Boneyard Park is an adjacent public park celebrating the Museum’s indelible mark on the City of Las Vegas.
The Neon Museum can also host special events of all sizes; from large corporate events to small intimate gatherings. For larger events, guests may want to consider the main Neon Boneyard, which can accommodate up to 400, and allow our exclusive caterers to guide them through the event planning process.
Plan A Photo Shoot
Over the years, the Neon Boneyard has become one of the most popular destinations for photography and filming in Las Vegas.
From movies and TV shows to music videos, from commercial and artistic photography to wedding and personal shoots, the Neon Museum’s collection has appeared in thousands of images across the globe. Revenue generated from commercial and professional shoots assists the Neon Museum in our ongoing efforts to preserve, display and expand the collection. For this reason, commercial photography and photo use are both strictly controlled.
During public tours, guests are welcome to take photographs for personal enjoyment, but commercial photography is not permitted. No photography equipment except for a camera is permitted on public tours. The Neon Boneyard, and the adjacent North Gallery, are available for specially scheduled photo and video shoots by individuals, professionals and organizations. Usage fees apply and vary according to the type and scale of shoot, size of participating crew, staffing requirements, and proposed image use and distribution. Interested guests can receive more information or schedule a photo shoot online. Please note that business hours for photo and film shoots are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Generally two weeks’ notice is required to accommodate photo shoots; we do not accommodate same day or next day requests.
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Las Vegas, NV 89101
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Book a tour
Parking for museum guests is free and located adjacent to the museum off of McWilliams Ave.
Experience the magic of the Neon Museum day or night. Due to the broken glass and rusty metal, day tours are best enjoyed by children ages 10 and up. Night tours feature the fabulous neon of our 11 restored signs, and our beautifully and dramatically lit un-restored signs. Due to the broken glass, rusty metal and darkness, we recommend night tours for children ages 12 and up.
As the Neon Boneyard is an outdoor collection, all scheduled tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather such as high winds over 25 m.p.h. or lightning. Please note that we seldom cancel for rain. If a tour is cancelled, we will attempt to place you on the next available tour wherever possible or provide a full refund. We will make every effort to accommodate your visit. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.
To better accommodate our Deaf/Hard of Hearing tour takers, we offer a limited number of printed tour supplements available for check out on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge.
Photography and Recording
Photography strictly for personal use is permitted on our tours. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. For this reason, NO EQUIPMENT OTHER THAN A CAMERA IS ALLOWED ON TOURS. Additionally, audio and video recording is not allowed. Photo shoots are not permitted on tours. If you are interested in conducting a photo shoot at the Neon Museum, please see our Book a Photo Shoot page for more information.
Our administrative office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time excluding holidays. The Museum is closed on New Year's Day, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
While we strive to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner, we are unable to immediately reply to emails submitted over the weekend.
Photo & Film Shoots
The Neon Museum Boneyard, and the adjacent North Gallery, are available for photo and video shoots by individuals, professionals, and organizations. Usage fees apply and vary according to the type and scale of shoot, size of participating crew, staffing requirements, and proposed image use and distribution. These types of shoots range from engagement/wedding/quinceanera photos to music videos to large-scale motion pictures.
Generally two weeks' notice is required to accommodate photo shoots; we do not accommodate same day or next day requests.
To schedule a photo shoot, please fill out a project summary. We will respond within two business days. After you submit your form, please check your email inbox for confirmation of submittal. Please note that business hours for inquiries about photo and film shoots are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scouts are by appointment only as we are unable to accommodate drop-ins. Please fill out the form below to schedule an appointment for a location scout.
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