Field Trips

Education programming at The Neon Museum includes NVACS standards-aligned tours and activities in the Neon Boneyard for students in grades K through 12. 

 View our Field Trip Educator Guide

We offer three focuses for field trips: Social Studies/Social Justice, Visual Arts, and Science/Engineering. Field trips are approximately 1.5 hours long.

Cost is $10.00 per student. Title I schools receive a discounted cost of $5 per student. We can accommodate a maximum of 40 students per tour. Groups larger than 40 must visit over two separate days. Chaperones ratio should be 1 adult per 10 students. 

A limited amount of free* field trips are available  for Title I schools courtesy of the Tony & Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation "Access to Education" Fund. Please be sure to note your school's Title I status in the request form to be eligible. These field trips are first come, first serve.

Field trip requests must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance from the field trip date. 

 Field Trip Request Form

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns.

*Free field trips from the Tony & Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation "Access to Education" Fund are in the form of free student admission and bus cost reimbursement. Schools using charter buses will be  reimbursed the equivalent of CCSD bus rates.

 Interested in bringing a college group? Please contact us for pricing and availability.

Can't bring your students to the Museum? We'll come to you! Email us about a guest speaker presentation in your classroom.

Pre- and Post-Visit Activities

Printable activity sheets for K-8 and homeschool classrooms to further enhance their field trip to The Neon Museum. 

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Online Guide

Explore the Neon Boneyard and learn Las Vegas history from your classroom or from home.  Access this free, online guide here and use password Neon for text, audio, and historic images. 

Lesson Plans

All lesson plans provided by The Neon Museum are free for educator use, arts-integrated, and are NVACS standards-aligned.

Dazzling Descriptors (Grades K-2)

Students will learn about The Neon Museum, typography,  the history of sign design and neon, and its function in the Las Vegas community. They will then design their first initial in a style inspired by signs in the museum’s collection and decorate the border with adjectives that describe them. 

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Download Typography Slideshow

Signs, Stories, & Superheroes: Creating Neon Comics (Grades 3-5)

In this lesson, students will read Green Lantern: The Light King Strikes! and analyze and discuss the characters, setting, and plot. Using signs from The Neon Museum collection, students then create characters and write their own story that they will illustrate and compile into a comic book. **If you are interested in loaning a class set of the book to use with this lesson, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Fabulous Float-Making: Self-Expression & Celebrating Community (Grades 3-5)

In this lesson, students will be introduced to Raul Rodriguez, designer of the Flamingo Hotel sign in 1976. They will learn about his background as a Rose Parade float designer. Students will also learn fun facts about flamingo birds and the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat. Inspired by the Flamingo Hotel sign and Raul Rodriguez, students will construct a mini-float on top of shoe boxes. Students will be challenged to create “show-stopper” designs that celebrate our community and ourselves, using accessible materials found at home.

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 Paper Circuit Cards (Grades 4-8)

Students will learn about electric circuits and explore iconic Las Vegas signs and architecture. They will then create a sign-inspired greeting card using a simple circuit that lights up an LED in their design. 

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