What’s inside The Mob Museum?
The Mob Museum is a modern-day museum that is highly experiential and interactive. Told from both the side of organized crime and that of law enforcement, this fascinating history in America is brought to life through one-of-a-kind artifacts, interactive touch screens and unique displays to interact with law enforcement and organized crime tools. For example, visitors 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 feature 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 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago back in 1929 in which 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, Alphonse 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 is also working with the FBI and many 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 and Cuban-born Jack Garcia who successfully ingrained himself into the Gambino crime family.
What is the Museum’s admission price and hours of operation?
Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over; $13.95 for children ages 5 to 17 and students ages 18 to 23 with ID; $15.95 for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers; and $13.95 for Nevada residents (18+) with ID; $11.95 for Nevada seniors, military, law enforcement, teachers with ID; and $10 for Nevada children (11-17 with ID) and students (18-23 with ID). Children 10 and under are free. Nevada student groups are $8 each and non-local group rate is $15.95. The Museum also offers Buy One Get One, After 1 – every Tuesday all locals are offered “Buy One, Get One Free” admission after 1 p.m. Museum hours run Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. TICKETS
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 at www.themobmuseum.org
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. The self-guided tour begins on the third floor of the Museum and concludes on the first floor. At the end of the tour, guests may return to any floor to re-visit an exhibit.
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 persons 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 nominal fee. If our lot is at capacity, additional parking may be found within very short walking distance.
Will the Mob Museum have a program for groups, special events, etc.?
Special ticket pricing is available for groups of 12 or more. The Mob Museum may also be rented out for private events including weddings, parties, and various types of meetings. Please call 702-229-2713 for more information.
Will private group events impact operation hours or the exhibits?
Operating hours may change occasionally due to private events. Please check our Web site and various social media channels for updates.
What items are not permitted inside the Museum?
The following items are not permitted in the Museum: food and beverages, 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. You can also connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/themobmuseum and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum. Additional links to our other various social media channels can be found in the “Media Room” section of our Web site on the home page navigation panel. Visit the multimedia press release at http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53037-mob-museum-opens-in-las-vegas-february-14-2012 for photos, videos and renderings.