Education programming at The Neon Museum includes NVACS standards-aligned tours and activities in the Neon Boneyard for students in grades 3 through 12. We offer three focuses for field trips: Social Studies/Social Justice, Visual Arts, and Science/Engineering. Field trips are only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:00 AM. Chaperone/student ratio: 1 adult per 10 students. 40 students max per field trip. No-show groups who do not provide at least 24 hours notice may be subject to a cancellation fee.
Field Trip Pricing: Non-Title I: $10 per student/chaperone, Title I: Free*
*Free field trips are limited based on funding and given on a first come, first serve basis. Chaperones at 1:10 ratio are included free for Title I. Additional chaperones are $10 each.Field Trips for 2023-24 are fully booked. If you’d like to be put on the waitlist, please fill out the request form and we will contact you if a space is available.
Pre- and Post-Visit Activities
Printable activity sheets for K-8 and homeschool classrooms to further enhance their field trip to The Neon Museum.
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.
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.
Signs, Stories, & Superheroes: Creating Neon Comics (Grades 3-5)
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.
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.