STEAM Saturdays at The Neon Museum, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10
Sponsored by Meow Wolf and the Nevada Arts Council, the low-cost, all-ages program promotes scientific inquiry, creative thinking, and art appreciation through hands-on activities
The Neon Museum holds its all-ages educational series STEAM Saturdays every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon in its Neon Boneyard, weather permitting. The next dates for the family-friendly events are Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.
Sponsored by Meow Wolf and the Nevada Arts Council, STEAM Saturdays debuted this summer and became popular for its entertaining hands-on activities, presentations, and demonstrations designed to promote creative and critical thinking.
“For kids of all ages and their families, STEAM Saturdays offer fun ways to interact with the Museum’s neon signs while gaining a greater appreciation for their artistic beauty and a better understanding of the science behind their creation,” said Aaron Berger, The Neon Museum Executive Director. “We are proud to offer our local community these unique educational opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else, all at a low or no cost for participants.”
Saturday, Nov. 12: Awesome Architecture – Test your skills with an engineering challenge and designing a pop-up card featuring Las Vegas architecture. Participants will also visit the La Concha Lobby to learn about the fascinating history of its design and its complex three-mile move to its current location.
Saturday, Dec. 10: December to Remember – Explore the evolution of Las Vegas through the decades and see how sign design has changed over time. Create chalk art in the Boneyard Park alongside local artists, view historic postcards, and design your own to send to a friend or loved one.
Tickets for STEAM Saturdays are $5 for attendees ages 7 and up; children aged 6 or younger are free. Museum members can attend for free as can those who qualify for Museums for All, a program that supports foster families and individuals on SNAP. Advance registration for STEAM Saturdays is available online at https://www.neonmuseum.org/events/steamsaturdaydetails-2. STEAM Saturdays are drop-in style events; once registered participants may come and go anytime between 10 a.m. and noon.
STEAM learning is an education strategy that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to encourage inquiry, creative thinking, discussion and problem-solving. A desired outcome of a STEAM education for children is that it begins a life-long love for the arts and sciences. Participants learn relevant skills for today’s world, better preparing them for a productive and successful future.
ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM:
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. Fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Neon Museum has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” Nevada’s “Best Museum” by MSN, No. 1 Pop Culture museum and one of the 10 Best Museums in Las Vegas by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum has an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard; the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual experience “Brilliant! Jackpot” which uses technology to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; and its visitors’ center inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art in downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, and arts conservation represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. For more information, including tour schedules and tickets, visit www.neonmuseum.org. Also follow @NeonMuseum on Facebook and Twitter and @theneonmuseumlasvegas on Instagram.