Vegas' National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, better known as The Mob Museum - and one of Las Vegas' unusual tourist attractions - will welcome a collection of immersive exhibits and experiences in 2018. The comprehensive experience will include multimedia displays, objects and artifacts, as well as a working distillery and speak easy. The new additions are designed to educate visitors about the intersection of culture, industry and organized crime that enveloped the Prohibition Era.
As part of the museum's improvement project, these new exhibits will be housed in the museum's basement. The museum has contracted with LG Architects, Inc., a Las Vegas-based architecture firm, and Gallagher & Associates, the internationally renowned exhibit design firm, to assist in designing the exhibits.
Guests visiting the new distillery will learn about Prohibition-Era bootlegging and rum running amid a working distillery producing a variety of spirits. In the speakeasy, guests will encounter exhibits documenting 1920's culture while enjoying the ambiance of a fully operational tavern, serving beers and spirits.
Additionally, the Mob Museum will welcome the following renovations:
- New exhibit: Organized Crime Today - interactive features and graphics to describe the global reach of organized crime in the 21st century
- Expanded retail space, light dining - brand new cafe space within the retail area; the retail space will expand to showcase artifact cases
- New Experience: Crime Lab - using digital interactives, guests will learn DNA and fingerprint analysis, ballistics testing, determining cause and manner of death
- New: Firearms training experience - an intense training experience similar to what police officers undergo
The museum will remain open during this renovation period, expected to be completed in spring 2018. To stay up to date, follow #MobMuseumCountdown on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram throughout the renovation period for updates and announcements. Visit www.themobmuseum.org