LAS VEGAS – To celebrate six years of educating the community as well as visitors from around the world, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces a week of special events and debut of three new, permanent exhibit additions.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Anniversary, Free Admission for Locals and New Permanent Exhibits Open to the Public
Nevada residents will receive free admission and non-Nevada residents will receive buy-one, get-one admission all day.
In addition, the Museum opens a brand-new exhibition and two new experiential spaces that day:
Organized Crime Today Exhibition
Featuring artifacts, graphics and a large, interactive, 17-foot-wide Global Networks touchscreen wall, this exhibition space brings the story of organized crime into the present day, as well as modernizes the way the Museum tells that story. In addition to covering present-day rackets, Organized Crime Today explores active crime groups—such as outlaw motorcycle gangs, Yakuza, Mexican cartels, Eastern European mafias and MS-13—and the international array of law enforcement agencies that seek to eradicate them. Exhibits and corresponding digital content on the Museum’s website (www.themobmuseum.org) will be regularly updated to reflect the latest global organized crime developments.
Use of Force Training Experience
One of two new experiential spaces that explore law enforcement methods of identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting criminals, the Use of Force Training Experience places guests in the shoes of law enforcement officers. Guests will engage in an intensive training session using both digital and live role-playing scenarios that demonstrate the speed and complexity of use of force decisions. Related exhibits examine an array of factors that influence law enforcement responses to real or perceived threats, with a particular focus on the use of deadly force.
The Crime Lab Experience
The Crime Lab offers guests a hands-on, interactive exploration of five different forensic science topics. Guests explore the Crime Lab during the 25-minute facilitated experience, which is guided by a Museum educator and features original multimedia with insights from forensic science experts. While spending time at each station, guests will acquire a foundational understanding of scientific techniques used to conduct death investigation, DNA analysis, fingerprint analysis, crime scene investigation and firearms examination.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Book Signing with John Binder, Author of “Al Capone’s Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition”
Guests are invited to a meet-and-greet with expert documentary consultant, organized crime expert and author John Binder during a signing of his well-researched and eye-opening book about Chicago during the Prohibition years.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Wiseguy Speaker Series featuring John Binder
Author John Binder discusses details about the influence of prohibition in Chicago and the life and death of Al Capone.
Friday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Annual Blood Drive
Located behind the Museum, guests can take advantage of the Blood-Mobile and donate blood to United Blood Services. Click here to register in advance.
The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101