LAS VEGAS (May 2015) – For the first time this summer, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host an unforgettably exciting summer camp for children ages 11 to 14. Called “Special Agents of Summer,” this immersive and interactive experience will take place Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Participating youth will learn about the history, tools and techniques used by law enforcement to tackle organized crime. Beginning on Monday with an “evidence hunt” during a guided tour of the Museum, campers will go on to learn about everything from obtaining a warrant, to collecting wiretap evidence, to interrogating witnesses and preparing for trial. One day’s activities will concentrate on the IRS Criminal Investigative Unit, during which campers will “build a case” against “The Professor” on tax evasion and money-laundering charges.
The week will conclude on Friday with a mock trial in the Museum’s historic courtroom and a presentation of “Special Agents of Summer” certificates and badges. Parents will be invited to the closing ceremony.
The camp also will include one-on-one interactions with defense attorneys, prosecutors, IRS criminal investigators, law enforcement officials and more. At the same time, campers will experience U.S. history in a way that brings to life organized crime’s history and impact on American society.
Space is limited to 25 Special Agents of Summer campers, so early registration is recommended. The cost per camper is $225 if registered prior to June 15; after June 15, the rate increases to $240. Museum Members receive a discounted early-bird rate of $215 until June 15 and $230 thereafter. The program fee includes breakfast and lunch each day of camp and is non-refundable. For more information, go to www.TheMobMuseum.org or call (702) 229-2734.
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.