LAS VEGAS (April 2016) – Attention parents of Southern Nevada: your children have an important mission. This summer, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, needs their service for its “Special Agents of Summer” camp series. Due to popular demand, the Museum is adding new dates and age ranges for participants this year.
The “Special Agents of Summer” camp transforms children into detectives, investigating a case from start to finish. They will lead top-secret missions while hunting and tracking down suspects. They will learn about the latest in forensic science, and secret methods, discover how to build a case and understand the significance of evidence. Finally, the week will conclude with a mock grand jury 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 following experiences will be available:
Special Agents of Summer – ages 11-13
Middle-school agents will go undercover to tackle high-finance fraud, money laundering, counterfeiting and greed. Participants will lead a team through the underworld as they experience hands-on simulations and interpret challenging clues. (June 6-10 and July 11-15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Special Agents of Summer – ages 14-17
Older teens will learn about potential careers in the criminal justice system through hands-on activities and a team-oriented investigation of a hypothetical crime. Camp participants will conduct forensic science tests, interview witnesses and identify suspects as they build a case to present to a grand jury. Participants will learn about the missions and responsibilities of various criminal justice agencies, as well as engage in specialized Museum tours and activities focused on the history and evolution of law enforcement in America. They will examine blood splatter analysis, blood typing and fingerprinting as they combine skills to solve the mystery of a realistic crime scene. (June 20-24 and July 25-29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Space is limited to 15 Special Agents of Summer campers per session. Early registration is recommended. Early bird pricing is now available: $225/per session for non-members and $215/per session for Museum members. For these prices, June camps must be booked by May 1 and July camps must be booked by June 1.
Regular pricing will be $250 for non-members and $230 for members.
The program fee includes snacks, a t-shirt and is non-refundable; campers should bring their own lunches. For more information, go to themobmuseum.org or call (702) 229-2734.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and 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, “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 $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.