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STEAM Saturdays at the Neon Museum
September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on October 8, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on November 12, 2022 at 10:00 am
The Neon Museum hosts its educational series STEAM Saturdays, every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon in its Neon Boneyard, weather permitting.
Dates for the family-friendly events this fall will be Sept. 10, Oct. 8, and Nov. 12.
Sponsored by Meow Wolf and the Nevada Arts Council, STEAM Saturdays debuted earlier this summer and became an instantly popular all-ages program for its entertaining hands-on activities, presentations, and demonstrations designed to promote creative and critical thinking.
“For kids of all ages and their families, STEAM Saturdays offer fun ways to interact with the Museum’s neon signs while gaining a greater appreciation for their artistic beauty and a better understanding of the science behind their creation,” said Aaron Berger, The Neon Museum Executive Director. “We are proud to offer our local community these unique educational opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else, all at a low or no cost for participants.”
Saturday, Sept. 10: Fun with Fonts – Explore typography, the design of the letters and fonts that fill our lives and surround us daily. Learn by observing the many and varied fonts on display in the Neon Boneyard and create a sign-inspired artwork showcasing the letters of your name. Fonts are fun!
Saturday, Oct. 8: STEAM Scream – So, why do neon signs glow? Participants in this session will learn about fluorescence, and cap off their experience by making a glow-in-the-dark mask. And since it’s the season, wear a costume and trick-or-treat in the Neon Boneyard during the event.
Saturday, Nov. 12: Awesome Architecture – Test your skills with an engineering challenge and designing a pop-up card featuring Las Vegas architecture. Participants will also visit the La Concha Lobby to learn about the fascinating history of its design and its complex three-mile move to its current location.
Tickets for STEAM Saturdays are $5 for attendees ages 7 and up; children aged 6 or younger are free. Museum members can attend for free as can those who qualify for Museums for All, a program that supports foster families and individuals on SNAP. Advance registration for STEAM Saturdays is available online at https://www.neonmuseum.org/education/uncategorised/steamsaturdaydetails.
STEAM learning is an education strategy that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to encourage inquiry, creative thinking, discussion and problem-solving. A desired outcome of a STEAM education for children is that it begins a life-long love for the arts and sciences. Participants learn relevant skills for today’s world, better preparing them for a productive and successful future.
ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM:
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. Fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Neon Museum has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” Nevada’s “Best Museum” by MSN, No. 1 Pop Culture museum and one of the 10 Best Museums in Las Vegas by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum has an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard; the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual experience “Brilliant! Jackpot” which uses technology to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; and its visitors’ center inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art in downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, and arts conservation represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. For more information, including tour schedules and tickets, visit www.neonmuseum.org. Also follow @NeonMuseum on Facebook and Twitter and @theneonmuseumlasvegas on Instagram.