SCHOOL TOURS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Mob Museum offers educational programming on site at the Museum as well as in classrooms through its in-person and virtual outreach program, Investigating History.
In addition, there are digital educational resources available right here on our website. Worksheets, primary sources, videos and science activities are available for students K-12. Materials address topics in Las Vegas and Nevada history, American history and civics, criminal justice and forensic science. These resources were developed to highlight the stories and artifacts in The Mob Museum’s collection, and they help bring social studies and STEM topics to life.
The Mob Museum brings the interactive Museum experience directly to the classroom with the Investigating History program. Museum educators travel to schools with historical objects and activities to deliver hands-on, standards-based presentations. Topics include Las Vegas history, Prohibition, criminal justice, and forensic science. All presentations are 50 minutes. Investigating History is also offered as a virtual experience.
For more information, visit the School Outreach page.
Each year The Mob Museum provides a limited number of free presentations to CCSD and Nevada public charter schools. To check on the availability of these free presentations, please contact the Educational Programming department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (702) 724-8629.
Virtual, first presentation: $75
In person for schools less than 15 miles from The Mob Museum, first presentation: $75
In person for schools 15-30 miles from The Mob Museum, first presentation: $100
In person for schools more than 30 miles from The Mob Museum, first presentation: $150
Additional same-day presentations: $25
On a field trip to The Mob Museum, students embark on a journey through American history that begins with an exploration of the social and political conditions of the early 20th century and ends with an examination of organized crime and law enforcement in the present day. Students view historical artifacts and experience a variety of interactives while they are introduced to in-depth descriptions of Las Vegas history, Prohibition, the Senate Kefauver Committee hearings and more.
Field trips include a Nevada social studies-appropriate questionnaire to help focus and orient students throughout the museum.
School groups may tour The Mob Museum for a discounted ticket price of $10/student. One chaperone is required for every 10 students. Chaperones will be charged the student rate of $10.
Schools may choose to add-on the Crime Lab Experience for an additional $12/student.
This hands-on, multimedia exhibit allows students to explore the work of crime scene investigators, fingerprint analysts, firearm examiners, DNA profilers and forensic pathologists. Museum educators provide information and assistance as participants engage in an array of forensic activities.
Please schedule all field trips at least seven (7) days in advance.
The Mob Museum accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa and school checks. Payments must be made in full at least one week prior to the visit.
The Mob Museum requests there be at least 10 students in your group. Maximum group size is subject to the Museum’s overall capacity and is dependent on the date and time of arrival.
The Mob Museum is best suited for students in grade 6 or higher.
Please Note: A few exhibits contain graphic images and/or the use of profanity. Our Guest Services staff will alert you to these exhibits.
Upon arrival, a staff member in our Guest Services Department will board the bus to make the initial greeting. Next, each student, instructor and chaperone will be given a colored wristband to be put on before entering the Museum. To prevent crowding in the Museum lobby, each student will be numbered into a group. Students will enter the Museum once their group number is called and proceed to the 3rd floor where the self-guided tour begins.
Yes, teachers with a valid district ID may visit the Museum to prepare for a school field trip free of charge. However, additional guests will be charged a full-price ticket.
A full Museum tour can take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on a person’s level of interest with each exhibit. There is a lot to read, watch, observe and interact with along the way. Most schools spend about 1.5-2 hours at The Mob Museum.