The Mob Museum, one of Las Vegas' off-the-beaten-path tourist attractions, announced plans to make substantial improvements to the museum beginning in early 2017 with completion expected in 2018. While construction is underway, the museum plans to remain open.
Contracted with LGA Architects, the designed improvements will encompass additional exhibits, interactive venues and a brand-new integrated retail and food service developed with the Museum's long-term partner, Event Network. Listed on the Nevada and National Register of Historic Places, The Mob Museum has assembled experts including Robert Chattel of Chattel, Inc., Historic Preservation Consultants, who served on the Museum's original development team. Together, the project team will honor the historic nature of the building and ensure that the project abides by local, state and federal preservation requirements. Renovations will affect the Museum's basement level, which houses administrative offices, as well as the first level.
Organized Crime Today
Featuring artifacts, graphics and a large interactive touchscreen, this exhibit will tell the story of 21st century organized crime and how law enforcement has adapted to combat it. Exhibits and corresponding digital content on the Museum's website will be regularly updated to reflect the latest crime developments.
The Crime Lab
This area offers guests a hands-on experience of forensic science and investigative techniques. Up to 15 guests will participate in the 30-minute facilitated experience guided by a Museum educator and engage in interactive activities. Guests will also learn about DNA analysis, fingerprinting, cause of death and ballistics testing.
Firearms Training Simulator
The firearms training simulator will provide guests with a deeper understanding of the real-life challenges law enforcement officers face. This training is similar to the training that members of law enforcement agencies experience.
Expanded Retail and Dining
A much larger retail area will be integrated with a new food and beverage service venue. While guests shop and eat, they will also be able to view exhibits and enjoy programming reflecting four themes: The Prohibition Era, Pop Culture and the Mob, Food and the Mob and Vintage Las Vegas.