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.
Education programming at the Neon Museum includes guided Museum tours for students in grades 3 through 12.
Scavenger Hunt Sheet
For a Neon Boneyard tour scavenger hunt sheet, click here.
Treasure Island debuted on the Strip in 1993 during the “family-friendly” era of the 1990s. Several new resorts featured kid-friendly attractions and Treasure Island boasted a live-action pirate battle. The fiberglass skull was part of the hotel’s original double-sided sign. It is the largest sculptural sign element at The Neon Museum. For a fun and easy Treasure Island skull craft, click here.
Las Vegas Neon: The Growth & Glamour of a 20th Century American City History/Grade 4 Unit Plan
Click here for the Neon Museum’s standards based 4th grade history unit plan that provides teachers with historical background, context, and activities for students. Comprised of lessons that span the history of Las Vegas from 1905 to the 1960s, as told through historic signs from our collection, components of the unit can be implemented as separate lessons, and may be easily scaled up or down in complexity. The plan was developed to celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial and includes educator resources, links, and a select bibliography.
Pre- and Post-Visit Activities
For K-12 classrooms. Click here for activities to enhance a visit to the Neon Museum, focused on sign science and technology.
For elementary classrooms. Click here for a Math (geometry) activity connected to standards.
Mid-Mod Road Trip Brochure
For elementary and middle school classrooms. Click here for an English/Language Arts activity connected to standards.
For middle school/high school classrooms. Click here for a Physical Science/Engineering/Technology activity connected to standards.