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Due to frequent sell-out nights, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
Opening times this week:
Monday
8:30pm - Midnight
Tuesday
8:30pm - Midnight
Wednesday
8:30pm - Midnight
Thursday
8:30pm - Midnight
Friday
8:30pm - Midnight
Saturday
8:30pm - Midnight
Sunday
8:30pm - Midnight
Due to frequent sell-out nights, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
Opening times this week:
Monday
8:30pm - Midnight
Tuesday
8:30pm - Midnight
Wednesday
8:30pm - Midnight
Thursday
8:30pm - Midnight
Friday
8:30pm - Midnight
Saturday
8:30pm - Midnight
Sunday
8:30pm - Midnight

Bring The Neon Museum to Your Classroom with Museum on Wheels

Bring The Neon Museum to Your Classroom with Museum on Wheels

The Neon Museum
May 1, 2024

The Neon Museum in Las Vegas is more than just a collection of historic signs; it’s a vibrant celebration of the city’s colorful history and a learning hub for art, technology, history, and design.

For teachers looking to bring something extraordinary into their classrooms, the museum’s outreach program, “Museum on Wheels,” is a unique way to celebrate the art and history of Las Vegas. Museum on Wheels packs up the stories of Las Vegas and delivers them straight to classrooms. It’s like a traveling treasure trove that ignites creativity and makes learning an adventure.

 

What is ‘Museum on Wheels’?

Museum on Wheels at The Neon Museum is a program that allows educators to bring the magic of the museum to their classroom. Not all middle schools in Las Vegas have equal accessibility to field trips so Museum on Wheels makes it possible for all CCSD middle school students to learn about the museum.

This outreach effort is all about bridging the gap created by logistical or financial hurdles, making sure that students from all backgrounds get a chance to dive into the fascinating world of Las Vegas History. It’s like bringing a slice of the museum right into the classroom, complete with all the bells and whistles teachers need to turn a regular class lesson into an exciting and interactive learning experience. The Museum on Wheels comes with activity materials and full lesson plans that can be scaled up or down depending on the needs of the students and the teacher.

 

How Educators Can Bring the Magic of Museum on Wheels Into Their Classroom

Interested in making your classroom a bit more dazzling? Here’s how to bring the Museum on Wheels to your school. This program, brimming with Las Vegas’s neon heritage, transforms typical lessons into captivating educational experiences.

 

Here’s how to get started:

Step 1: Visit The Neon Museum’s Website

Kick things off by visiting The Neon Museum’s official website. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Museum on Wheels program, including what the program entails, the educational themes, and resources that come with it.

 

Step 2: Book Your Visit

Next, it’s time to pin down a date. The museum’s online booking system is user-friendly and lets you pick a Monday that works best for you. Just check the calendar, fill out the necessary forms, and you’re all set for a whole 2-week exciting educational adventure.

*Bookings are closed for the 2023-2024 school year, but bookings for the next school year will be open soon.

Step 3: Dive Into the Experience

With the Museum on Wheels in your classroom, your students get twelve days of active learning. They’ll enjoy hands-on activities, lively discussions, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions and explore. Museum on Wheels is all about making learning interactive and fun, tapping into the vibrant world of Las Vegas stories.

 

What’s Included in the Museum on Wheels?

This program is designed to be as informative as it is engaging. Here’s what it includes:

  • Curriculum-Based Learning Kits: These kits are tailor-made around educational themes that relate to the museum’s collection. They include a mix of physical and digital resources covering topics like Black history in Las Vegas, architecture and design, and museum job skills like those of a curator. These kits align with Nevada Academic Content Standards, making them a great resource for teachers.
  • Interactive Activities: The program features supplies and examples of activities like creating your own exhibit, a collaborative timeline of Black history in Las Vegas, and writing a museum label. It’s a perfect blend of academics and creativity, giving students a hands-on look at history and art.
  • Customizable Lessons: Every classroom is different, and this program understands that. Lesson plans can be customized to focus more on artistic design, historical impacts, or the science behind the signs, depending on what fits best with the educational goals of the teachers.
  • Professional Development and Support: Teachers aren’t left to figure things out alone. The Neon Museum offers comprehensive support to help teachers integrate these resources into their existing lesson plans, ensuring that the resource is as beneficial as possible.

 

We currently have three options for Museum on Wheels: Think Like a Curator, Black History: Las Vegas & Beyond, and Architecture & Design.

The Neon Museum’s Museum on Wheels is a doorway to the rich cultural tapestry of Las Vegas’s iconic neon signs. Offering a hands-on approach that intertwines art and history, it’s an unbeatable way to illuminate your classroom with a splash of color and creativity. For teachers looking to give their students a unique learning experience, the Museum on Wheels provides a vivid glimpse into the glowing heart of Las Vegas’s storied past, all from the comfort of your classroom.