For every traveler who misses Las Vegas and for locals who want to celebrate their hometown, The Neon Museum now offers custom Zoom backgrounds. Las Vegas lovers can virtually immerse themselves in the city’s colorful history with 11 vibrant museum images, whose sizes and compositions make ideal, ready-made Zoom backdrops.
Images are posted here. To make them a Zoom background:
- Click on the image to download it to your computer.
- Log into Zoom account and navigate to Account Settings.
- Select “Virtual Background” and then choose the “+” icon to upload the desired image as your background.
- Deselect “Mirror My Video” so the image displays correctly.
Share a screenshot of you and your Neon Museum background on social media using @NeonMuseum (Facebook/Twitter) and @TheNeonMuseumLasVegas (Instagram).
The Neon Museum now has tickets available for purchase on its website for visits starting May 22. All Nevada residents special “Love Our Vegas (LOV)” $10 admission tickets for a limited time.
Visitors to the Neon Boneyard will also be able to see the recently re-lamped and electrified Stardust sign, as well as the four Tim Burton art works on ongoing exhibition in the Neon Boneyard: Lost Vegas Sign Tower, Neon Wall Grid, Betelgeuse sign and Guns “N” Booze.
When the museum opens its doors, it will have new public health protocols in place:
- No-touch digital forehead thermometers will be used to screen staff and guests.
- The number of people admitted into the museum will be limited to account for social distancing.
- New protective equipment will be installed at the museum’s front desk.
- All staff will be provided with face masks and gloves.
- All frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down at least once an hour.
The locals’ admission rate of $10 applies to general admission and “Brilliant!” which must be purchased as two separate experiences.
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 named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, 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 nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the 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. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For more info, visit www.neonmuseum.org and follow its Twitter and Instagram and Facebook pages.