The Neon Museum announces the schedule of monthly Junior Interpreter Tours for fall 2017 and spring 2018. With trained middle- and high-school students serving as interpreters, the tours offer hands-on activities and fun facts, with pacing and a duration specifically designed to appeal to children and their families.
Participants learn about sign history, the advertising and promotional purpose behind signage, as well as the technology involved in creating them. While touching the signs on display is not permitted, the tour still offers hands-on interactivity. For example, children are invited to handle flexible plastic tubing, which serves as a child-safe stand-in for glass neon tubing. To commemorate their adventure children also receive a “Boneyard Passport,” which gets stamped at certain points during the tour.
Upcoming Junior Interpreter Tours are $5 per person (ages 6 and younger are free), take place at 9:30 a.m. and last for 45 minutes. Tours take place on Saturdays on the following dates: Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 24, April 21 and May 19.
For inquiries, call (702) 387-6366 or go to www.neonmuseum.org/happenings to register.