What’s inside The Mob Museum?
The Mob Museum provides an eye-opening, authentic view of organized crime’s impact on the world and reveals an insider’s look at the events and characters of the continuing battle between the Mob and the law. Real stories are brought to life with engaging, multi-sensory exhibits, hundreds of artifacts and unparalleled insights from those on the front lines of both sides of the war.
Guests can shoot a simulated Tommy gun, listen to real FBI surveillance tapes on wiretapping equipment or take part in FBI weapons training. The Museum also features some of the most iconic artifacts in Mob history including the wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago.
When did The Mob Museum open?
The Museum opened on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2012. The opening coincided with the anniversary of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago where several members of Bugs Moran’s gang were lined up along the brick wall of a warehouse, shot and killed by Al Capone’s gang.
What famous names from history are associated with The Mob Museum?
Artifacts, multimedia displays and interactive exhibits provide an insider’s look into many of organized crime’s biggest names, including Al Capone, Dion O’Bannion, George “Bugs” Moran, Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, Sam Giancana, Joe Bonanno, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, Mickey Cohen, Tony Cornero, Tony Spilotro, John Gotti, Whitey Bulger and Virginia Hill to name a few.
The Museum also features FBI, IRS and other famous undercover agents who made a career of fighting the Mob, including legendary agents Joe Pistone, who infiltrated the Mob posing as a small time jewel thief, Donnie Brasco, Mike Malone and Cuban-born Jack Garcia who successfully ingrained himself into the Gambino crime family.
What is the Museum’s admission price?
What are the Museum’s hours of operation?
How can I purchase tickets to The Mob Museum?
Tickets can be purchased at our box office located in the lobby of the first floor of the Museum. You may also buy tickets ahead of time online HERE.
Non-Nevada residents may purchase tickets for $19.95 if they purchase online (regular $23.95 at the door).
How does the timed entry work?
Ticket holders may enter the Museum at any time during the interval they have selected. Guests may remain in the Museum for as long as they wish. Tours begin on the third floor of the Museum and conclude on the first floor.
What types of tours are available?
The Museum offers self-guided, guided and audio tours. Audio tours are available in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin. The guided and audio tours are offered for a small fee. Check with the box office for more information.
How large is The Museum?
The 41,000 square-foot Mob Museum includes approximately 17,000 square feet of exhibition space on three floors. In addition, the building also has a specialty retail store, special event areas, educational areas and office space.
How long will it take to tour the Museum?
From start to finish, it could take anywhere from one to three hours to see the Museum depending on a person’s level of interest with each exhibit. Because there is a lot to see, read, watch or interact with, there may be times when guests will have to wait a few moments before seeing the next exhibit on the tour. Guests are allowed to bypass exhibits. We just ask that you be courteous to the people directly in front of you and those a little further along in the tour.
Is parking available at the Museum?
Paid parking is available at The Mob Museum for a small fee. If our lot is at capacity, additional parking may be found within very short walking distance. See Membership/Tickets
for more information on parking.
Does the Mob Museum have a program for groups, special events, etc.?
Special ticket pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. The Mob Museum may also be rented out for private events including weddings, parties, and various types of meetings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 702.724.8622 for more information.
Will private group events impact operation hours or the exhibits?
Operating hours may change occasionally due to private events. Please call the Museum at 702.229.2734 or check our website for updates.
What items are not permitted inside the Museum?
The following items are not permitted in the Museum: Wagons, skateboards, shoes with built-in wheels, professional cameras and recording equipment, suitcases, large backpacks, weapons or drugs.
Are children permitted to visit The Mob Museum on their own?
Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What forms of payment are accepted at the Box Office?
Guests may pay with cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) or traveler’s check (U.S. currency with photo i.d.). Personal checks are not accepted.
Are pets allowed in the museum?
Animals are not allowed in the Museum, with the exception of service animals used by the hearing and visually impaired. Service animals must be wearing the identifiable assistive-companion vest. Pets should not be left in parked cars for any length of time.
Can I shop in the gift shop without paying admission?
Yes, shoppers should check in at the box office when they arrive.
How was the development of The Mob Museum funded?
The Mob Museum cost $42 million to build and was funded by the City of Las Vegas and nearly $9 million in federal, state and local historic preservation grants. It is run by the 501(c) 3 non-profit 300 Stewart Avenue Corporation.
Where can I get more information including photos and videos about The Mob Museum?
For more information, visit our website’s Media Room
section. You can also connect with us on Facebook: /themobmuseum
and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum
. Additional links to our other various social media channels can be found in the News section of our website on the home page navigation panel.