The Education and Engagement programs at The Neon Museum invite the public to experience the history and artistry of our unique sign collection. We encourage engagement through a variety of channels, including public tours, Brilliant!, special exhibitions, lectures and panel discussions, family and school programs, educator resources, outreach, creative workshops, and more. The Museum’s archives and research library are available to the community and professional scholars alike (limited availability, by appointment only).
Lesson plans, school tour information, and other resources for educators.
Want to research in the Museum's archives or be a Scholar in Residence? Find out more at the link below. You can also access the Oral History Project and other scholarly resources.
Las Vegas Luminaries
Las Vegas Luminaries shines a light on the diverse communities and lesser-known individuals who helped to shape Las Vegas's vibrant, colorful and contrasting cultural history. The mural was painted by Las Vegas residents Nanda Sharif-pour and Ali Fathollahi.
The Las Vegas Strip
Once a desolate stretch of road along Highway 91, the original route from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, “The Strip” is a 4.2-mile (6.8 km) section of Las Vegas Boulevard whose combined casinos, resorts, restaurants, hotels and hot spots give off a collective glow so bright it can be seen from outer space.
Kids & Families
Learn more about STEAM Saturdays & Museums for All and download free sign-inspired coloring pages and printable at-home activities.
Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas, 1960. Oceans 11, Warner Brothers
Fremont Street, the famously glowing thoroughfare that runs through the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, traces its origins to 1905. In its early days Fremont Street was home to a burgeoning business district brought about by the building of a train depot erected at Main and Fremont, where the Plaza Hotel and Casino now stands.
Oral History Project
Many stories about our signs are known only to the people who were there. Eyewitness accounts offer unique context and insight unavailable from any other source.
Education and Engagement at The Neon Museum not only includes tours, but also includes interpretive programs, drop-in family programs, artist residencies, lectures and panel discussions.
Artists in Residence
The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) is designed to expand the interpretive potential of the collection while providing artists the opportunity to create new work in an unconventional setting.