On Thursday, Feb. 11, The Neon Museum will offer a special Portrait Hour for the upcoming Valentine’s holiday, during which couples can take portraits with their own photographer in front of the museum’s iconic signs during its “magic hour” of 4 to 5 p.m. when the sun begins to set for the ultimate romantic backdrop.
Portrait Hour offers an affordable and unique photo shoot location for people to bring their own photographer for a shared space photo session.
Typically offered every Friday afternoon, The Neon Museum will hold a special Portrait Hour on Thursday, Feb. 11 in advance of the Valentine’s Day weekend.
Nevada residents, students, active military, veterans, and seniors with valid identification enjoy a discounted ticket rate of $35 per person. Out-of-state visitor tickets are $50 per person.
Space is limited to only 15 people, including the photographer, and must be reserved in advance online at https://www.neonmuseum.org/visit/photo-opportunities/portrait-hour.
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. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” 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 houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual spectacle “Brilliant!” which uses technology advances to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; the new Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby.
The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation, and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. The museum is located at 770 N. Las Vegas Blvd. in Las Vegas. For more information, including tour schedules and tickets, visit www.neonmuseum.org. Also follow @NeonMuseum on Facebook and Twitter and @theneonmuseumlasvegas on Instagram.