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THE MOB MUSEUM’S MAY EVENTS
– Buy-one, get-one specials honor teachers April 30 – May 7, law enforcement professionals May 14 – 20.
– Elk’s Helldorado presentation with Stan Paher, author of “Nevadans: The Spirit of the Silver State” May 13.
– Wiseguy Speaker Series and Book Signing with Tom Wainwright, author of “Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel” May 19.
– Community Safety Forum in partnership with NV Energy and LVMPD on Self Defense and Personal Safety, May 28.
LAS VEGAS (April 2017) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its annual recognition of teachers and law enforcement officials with buy-one, get-one admission, along with other special programs taking place in May 2017:
Teacher Appreciation Week: Buy-one, Get-one Admission for Teachers, Educational Support Professionals, Sunday, April 30 – Sunday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Education remains the Museum’s most important function and it is honored to recognize teachers and all who work in education with this special admission rate.
Elks Helldorado Presentation and Book Signing with Stan Paher, “Nevadans: The Spirit of the Silver State,” Saturday, May 13, 1 – 3 p.m. Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission; $4 off single admission for visitors wearing Elks Helldorado button on May 13. Buttons can be purchased at the Las Vegas Elks Lodge or at the Elks Helldorado event which is the popular cowboy-themed outdoor charitable festival and tribute to the Wild West. At the book signing, author Stan Paher will share stories of Nevada’s history from the earliest explorers to the establishment of Las Vegas as a leader in the worlds of convention business, tourism, modern mining and aviation. The first 10 guests to purchase a copy of the book, Nevadans: The Spirit of the Silver State, on May 13 will receive one free rodeo ticket.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Week: Buy-one, Get-one Admission for all Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Professionals with Valid I.D., Sunday, May 14 – Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.The Museum honors the brave men and women who fight tirelessly to eradicate crime of all descriptions from society with special rates during this week of well-deserved recognition.
Wiseguy Speaker Series and Book Signing with Tom Wainwright, “Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel,” Friday, May 19, 7 p.m. Find out what happens when a not-so-brave business journalist is sent to cover the most exotic and brutal industry on Earth. Wainwright will discuss everything from how cartels work, to how cocaine cartels borrowed ideas from Walmart on how to negotiate with suppliers, to how some cartels copied the franchising models exemplified by McDonald’s, to how they’ve even embraced online retailing. Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Community Safety Forum: Self Defense and Personal Safety, Sunday, May 28, 2 to 3 p.m. The monthly Community Safety Forum, held in partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and generously sponsored by NV Energy, will address crime and personal safety; how to avoid becoming the victim of a violent crime; identifying sexual assault and where this threat may be prevalent; explanation of protection orders and how they can be used; how to contact the police in an emergency to report a sexual assault. This month’s presentation will be conducted by Sergeant Denise Lutey from UNLV Police Services. Take-away materials, including information about online resources and self-defense classes in Southern Nevada, will also be available. Community Safety Forums are always free and include admission to the Museum that day, courtesy of NV Energy.
Ready to Roar, a temporary exhibition of Prohibition-Era fashion and culture, continues through late spring 2017. Curated in conjunction with UNLV, the exhibit illustrates the indelible impact the Prohibition Era had on not only women’s fashions, but also their rights and freedoms. Made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities, the exhibit is held in partnership with the Clark County Museum, Nevada State Museum, Nevada State Parks and the National Park Service. Free with Museum admission.
Museum after Dark, Due to robust guest demand, the Museum continues its extended operating hours: The Museum will continue operating from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Also still available is The Made Experience, a special package pairing a three-course, prix-fixe dinner and signature cocktail at Triple George Grill—just steps from the Museum—with Museum admission for $89 per person. Finally, the Museum continues its nightly presentations, “These Things of Ours: Objects After Dark,” each evening from 5 to 7 p.m. These opportunities enable visitors to learn about behind-the-scenes objects, photos and documents not on regular display at the Museum. Evening presentations are free with Museum admission and free for Museum Members.
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, interactive 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 more than 2,000 artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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 visitthemobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @themobmuseum.
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Voted one of the top 10 things to do while in Las Vegas by Time Magazine, Shark Reef inside Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino is a must-see while visiting Sin City.
The only accredited institution by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association in Nevada; Shark Reef is a favorite among tourists and marine experts alike. Home to more than 2,000 animals and 100 different species of aquatic life, the 100,000-plus-square-foot facility features 14 amazing exhibits devoted to a variety of sea predators, including 15 species of sharks, tropical and fresh water fish, reptiles, marine invertebrates and stingrays.
Your cheap Las Vegas Shark Reef tickets offer you the opportunity to experience one of the largest aquatic exhibits in North America. The 1.3 million gallon tank, which is designed to look like a shipwreck, features a 360-degree view of some of the underwater world’s most mesmerizing creatures. The acrylic tunnel is home to several species of sharks, endangered sea turtles, stingrays, sawfish, and many other aquatic creatures.
In addition to the shark tunnel, Shark Reef features several other exhibits, including crocodiles, Komodo Dragon, piranhas, jellyfish, Caribbean reef, Amazon predators, venomous fish and many more.
One of the most popular attractions is the Touch Pool. The 2,500-gallon saltwater interactive touch exhibit offers guests the opportunity to touch an ever-changing selection of animals such as stingrays, sharks and horseshoe crabs.
Get your cheap Las Vegas Shark Reef tickets from VEGAS (the app) today for a total sensory experience of the underwater world you won’t soon forget!
Shark Reef & Aquarium Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday. Summer Hours: (May 24 – Sept. 1) 10:00am – 10:00pm everyday. Holiday Admission: TBA Last admission one hour prior to closing.
IT’S A NO-BRAINER: BODIES…THE EXHIBITION IS STILL AT LUXOR HOTEL AND CASINO
Eight years ago, Premier Exhibitions entered into a tremendously successful partnership to permanently display BODIES …The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at LUXOR Hotel and Casino. We consider BODIES …The Exhibition
a part of the fabric that is Las Vegas and we are thrilled to continue to work alongside the LUXOR to bring the most comprehensive, educational and respectful experience to the Strip. That others may seek to do something similar is a testament to our success and BODIES …The Exhibition universal appeal.
We have seen more than five million visitors to BODIES…The Exhibition since we opened eight years ago and our partnership with YOU is part of our success. Thank you for helping us tell the story of ourselves. We look forward to continuing to bring anatomy alive at the LUXOR and working with you to bring high quality, original and thoughtful content to our city.
What makes BODIES…The Exhibition so spectacular?
· 13,218 sq. ft of awe inspiring, engaging and educational specimens taking guests on a journey through the human body
· More than 300 specimens — full-body, organ and partial body specimens — that have been carefully maintained using polymer preservation
· Comparisons of healthy and diseased body parts that leave a lasting impression on guests around their own health choices
· Knowledgeable and dynamic docents and specimen specialists
· Audio, video and hands-on interactivity
· Audio guides in 5 languages – Spanish, French, Danish, Hungarian and Japanese
· An impressive range of facts and surprises. Did you know that if you stretch out all of the blood vessels in your body, they would wrap around the earth, twice!
· An opportunity to also experience Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition with combination ticket pricing available
· A fabulous and vibrant location right inside the LUXOR lobby on the Atrium level