Press Release

BUY-ONE, GET-ONE ADMISSION AT THE MOB MUSEUM FOR TEACHERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT IN MAY

Law Enforcement Month Celebration with McGruff the Crime Dog and Valor Video, Sunday, May 10

LAS VEGAS (April 2015)The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is pleased to collaborate with teachers and law enforcement professionals in service of its mission throughout the year.

During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3 – 9, The Mob Museum will offer buy-one, get-one free admission to all teachers and educational support professionals. In 1985, the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May.

During National Police Week, May 10 – 16, federal, state and local law enforcement professionals will receive buy-one, get-one free admission to the Museum. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation declaring May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls National Police Week.

Kicking off National Police Week, McGruff the Crime Dog will greet Museum guests in the lobby and outside, weather permitting, on Sunday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coloring books will be provided to children. That same day, upstairs in the Museum’s Oscar B. Goodman Room, guests can view a screening of the 24-minute “Law Enforcement Valor” video. From robbery to a house on fire, these videos, created by LVMPD, tell the real-life stories of heroism shown by Las Vegas law enforcement officers. There is no cost to interact with McGruff in the lobby and the screening is free with the price of regular Museum admission.

In addition, all Nevada residents can always take advantage of buy-one, get-one free admission after 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. The regular locals’ ticket price for adults is $13.95 per person; discounted tickets are $11.95 per person (seniors, military, law enforcement, teachers); local children’s tickets cost $10 (ages 11 – 17) and are free for children 10 and under.*

To purchase Museum tickets, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.

*Not all content at The Mob Museum may be suitable for younger children.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.