Neon Museum celebrates fifth anniversary
We're turning five and in commemoration of this milestone occasion, we will offer the public a variety of opportunities to celebrate with us!
Friday, Oct. 27
5:20– 6:20 p.m. Photo Tour – Spend a leisurely hour exploring the Neon Museum Boneyard with a camera during the “magic hour” of dusk. Tripods, multiple cameras and extra lenses are permitted during these sessions. Photos taken are for personal use only ($50 per person, $35 for locals). Click here to reserve your spot.
Saturday, Oct. 28
1 to 7 p.m. Free self-guided access to the Neon Boneyard, food trucks, cake, crafts, paper flower creation celebrating the “Day of the Dead.” Flowers will be used to decorate an altar created by artist Favela in memory of prominent sign designer Raul Rodriguez. Rodriguez designed the Flamingo sign that resides in the Boneyard and he earned national recognition for his Rose Parade float designs.
1 to 4 p.m. “Family Fiesta” event presented by artist Justin Favela in the Boneyard. "Family Fiesta" incorporates Favela’s real-life family, food, drinks and music in an unconventional outdoor setting. The public is encouraged to participate in the celebration by engaging in games, dances, music, cuisine and piñata time. In "Family Fiesta," the event is taken out of its traditional context (a cookout in a backyard or a park) to highlight people’s expectations of a fiesta while, at the same time, dismantling notions of location and institutional inclusion.
8 p.m. Two-Hour Open-Top Bus Tour through Downtown Las Vegas and the northern stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, highlighting classic signs from the Neon Museum collection. The evening concludes with a special nighttime tour of the Neon Boneyard focusing on the museum’s conservation and restoration efforts ($50 per person). Click here to reserve your spot.