The Neon Museum Las Vegas to launch guided tours in Spanish

The Neon Museum will debutguided tours of the NeonBoneyard every Thursday,Friday, and Saturday at 8:30p.m. beginning Oct. 1. Thetours are being introduced forHispanic Heritage month and will become a permanent offering. “The Neon Museum has anamazing collection thatshowcases both the art andhistory of Las Vegas, and wewant to provide an experiencethat meets the needs of ourdiverse audience,” said AaronBerger, executive director ofThe Neon Museum. “WithHispanic Heritage Month uponus, we believe this is theperfect time to debut ourguided tours in Spanish. This isjust the beginning of newprogramming targeted todiverse audiences that we planto debut later this year. We are excited to bring to life the magic of The Neon Museum for our Spanish-speaking guests.” Berger added that future scheduling will be based on customer demand. Private tours in Spanish will also be available and can be arranged through the Museum. The guided tours will be conducted by fluent Spanish speakingMuseum Interpreters and will last 45 minutes, just like theEnglish language tours. Guided tour tickets are $28 per person ($24 for SouthernNevada residents). Tickets can be purchased online at: https://secure.neonmuseum.org/events, and the Spanish speaking tour should be specifically selected when tickets are purchased online. Spanish and bilingual videos about the new Spanishtours available for download here.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM:

Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organizationdedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic LasVegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has beenranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions inLas Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know YouCould 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.” byVacationIdea.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 (“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 Galleryoutdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center inside the former LaConcha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restoredsigns installed as public art in downtown Las Vegas. Public education,outreach, research, and arts preservation represent a selection of themuseum’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.

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