THE NEON MUSEUM TO OFFER FREE GENERAL ADMISSION TO ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL AS PART OF BLUE STAR MUSEUMS
Tickets will be available from May 20 through September 4
The Neon Museum, the non-profit organization dedicated to collecting and preserving Las Vegas’ most iconic neon signage, is partnering again this year with Blue Star Museums to offer free general admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. Tickets will be available from Armed Forces Day, May 20, through Labor Day, Sept. 4, as part of Blue Star Museums.
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Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums across America. The free general admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps—and up to five family members.
Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), DD Form 1173-1 ID card or the Next Generation Uniformed Services (Real) ID card for entrance into The Neon Museum.
Since its 2012 debut, The Neon Museum has provided a glimpse at the city’s past through historic signs that lined Fremont Street, the Las Vegas Strip and beyond. Visitors can see the changes and trends in sign design and technology through pieces ranging from the 1930s to the present day. Each piece in The Neon Museum’s collection offers a unique story about the personalities who created it, what inspired it, where and when it was made and the role it played in the city’s distinctive history.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard; a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby; and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, which is currently home to the immersive light show experience, “Brilliant!.”
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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. In 2021, The Neon Museum achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition bestowed to museums in the United States. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum has an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual experience “Brilliant!” which uses technology to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit space; 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 preservation represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects.
The Neon Museum has been ranked in Travel + Leisure’s 27 Best Museums in the United States, No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” Nevada’s “Best Museum” by MSN, one of the 10 best museums in Las Vegas by USA Today’s 10best.com and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.
For more information, including tour schedules and tickets, visit www.neonmuseum.org. Also follow @NeonMuseum on Facebook and Twitter and @theneonmuseumlasvegas on Instagram.
About Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums across America. For a list of participating museums, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.