LAS VEGAS (May 19, 2020) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is prepared to reopen on Sunday, May 31, 2020, contingent on the State of Nevada and local authorities lifting general restrictions. As it resumes operations, the award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit organization will have new public health protocols in effect, developed in accordance with Centers for Disease Control, Southern Nevada Health District guidelines and industry specific best practices, to ensure the well-being and safety of all staff and guests. In addition, the Museum will provide each guest with a complimentary bottle of FDA approved 80 percent ethanol liquid hand sanitizer, produced in the Museum’s distillery, for a limited time.
“We eagerly look forward to welcoming back our guests and we have taken the utmost care to ensure that they, along with our team members, can enjoy the safest possible Museum environment,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum. “Our commitment to preserving history, fostering public discourse, and providing enriching, one-of-a-kind experiences remains unchanged.”
In addition to existing sanitization procedures and health and safety protocols, the Museum announces the following policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- All individuals will be required to wear face masks for the duration of their time inside the Museum, with exceptions made only at management discretion in situations where sufficient alternative precautions are possible. Upon entering the building, each guest will receive a complimentary face mask to use if one is not already in possession.
- The Museum will limit entry to approximately one-third of its previous operating capacity, and individual exhibit spaces will have capacity levels kept to half of posted fire code.
- Purchasing tickets in advance online or over the phone with selected dates and times will be strongly encouraged to manage capacity.
- A wellness check process will be employed for all individuals entering the building to reduce the likelihood of preventable exposure. This will include temperature checks with no-contact scanners for all employees, volunteers, vendors and guests.
- Included with every ticket purchased, for a limited time, each guest will be provided with a complimentary bottle of 80 percent ethanol hand sanitizer. Guests may also opt for complimentary gloves and a stylus for use on Museum interactives.
- Exhibits throughout the Museum have been reconfigured to better manage guest flow and to reduce physical handling. In some cases, videos and interactives have been modified.
- High-efficiency particulate air filters will be used in The Underground for optimal filtration.
- Speakeasy seating will be no more than half of fire code, with a minimum of six feet separation between tables. Single-use menus and other table service precautions will minimize contact.
- The frequency of deep sanitizing occurring after-hours will be dramatically increased. The process and disinfectants used will be certified by a hospital grade cleaning service.
All personnel of The Mob Museum have a comprehensive operational plan to follow which can be found here.
Special hours for the vulnerable population, and their caretakers, will be available on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. The Museum offers a special rate to all Nevada residents of $16.95, which is a 40 percent discount off regular admission. A daily Happy Hour ticket is available for all out-of-state visitors after 5 p.m. for $19.95.
For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance, please visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with Mob-related images. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and No. 4 on its list of 10Best U.S. History Museums, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.