May 2, 2019




LAS VEGAS (May 2019) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for May.

Organized Crime Today Videoconference: Investigating Cybercrime: On the Digital Frontlines

  • Date: Saturday, May 4
  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Location: Organized Crime Today exhibit area.
  • Speakers: Cybercrime experts Art Bowker, who has more than 30 years in law enforcement and corrections, and Todd Shipley, who served for 25 years with the Reno Nevada Police Department; Bowker and Shipley co-authored “Investigating Internet Crime.”
  • Description: In an era when the Internet has become central to our lives, it is imperative to be educated on cybercrime – and how to avoid becoming a victim. Join The Mob Museum for a videoconference presentation and hear from two of the foremost experts in the field.

The Mob Museum Appreciates Teachers and Educational Support Professionals with Buy One, Get One Admission.

  • Date: Sunday, May 5 through Saturday, May 11
  • Time: During regular Museum hours; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free general admission for qualified education professionals with I.D. Tickets can only be purchased at the box office.
  • Description: The Mob Museum is honored to partner with the hard-working teachers and educational support professionals throughout the year. During teacher appreciation week, the Museum will continue to show that appreciation through the special admission offer. 

Inside Jobs: Secrets of an FBI Undercover Agent

  • Date: Thursday, May 9
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Historic courtroom on the second floor
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission.
  • Speaker: Michael McGowan, a retired FBI special agent, infiltrated Italian and Russian organized crime groups, drug cartels, outlaw motorcycle gangs, contract murderers and corrupt politicians resulting in significant arrests, seizures and lengthy incarcerations. He has been recognized at the highest levels of the FBI and Department of Justice for his assignments domestically and internationally.
  • Description: McGowan will discuss his infiltration of three separate Mob families on the East Coast and how his work led to significant arrests and prosecutions. When he was undercover, McGowan worked daily alongside Mob bosses, underbosses, capos, soldiers and associates with La Costra Nostra.

Science of a Crime: Toxicology

  • Date: Saturday, May 11
  • Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Organized Crime Today exhibition on the first floor.
  • Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
  • Description: Each month, the Museum’s Science of Crime presentations explore the disciplines and sciences that encompass forensic analysis. At the May program, Nicole Van Aken, a forensic scientist in the toxicology detail of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will present.

 The Mob Museum Honors Law Enforcement Appreciation Week with Free Admission, Sponsored by Ernst & Young

  • Date: Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18
  • Time: During regular Museum Hours; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Description: The Mob Museum along with generous support from Ernst & Young, is pleased to offer free admission to all law enforcement professionals (with proof of ID) during Law Enforcement Appreciation Week.

The Yosemite Park Murders: How an FBI Agent Took Down a Serial Killer

  • Date: Saturday, May 18
  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Location: Oscar B. Goodman Room
  • Cost: Free for Members or with Museum Admission
  • Description: In recognition of National Law Enforcement Week, retired FBI agent Jeff Rinek will explain how he compelled serial killer Cary Stayner to confess to all four of the killings known as the Yosemite Park Murders, an accomplishment made more extraordinary by the fact that FBI nearly pinned the crimes on the wrong suspects. Rinek’s recounting of the confession and what he learned about Stayner provides one of the most revelatory looks ever inside the psyche of a serial killer and a privileged glimpse into the art of interrogation. During his 30-year career with the Bureau, Rinek worked hundreds of investigations involving crimes against children, from stranger abduction to serial homicide to ritualized sexual abuse.

Community Safety Forum: Gang Awareness and Safety

  • Date: Sunday, May 19
  • Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Historic courtroom on the second floor
  • Cost: Free, including free Museum admission, thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy. Also thanks to NV Energy’s generous support, The Mob Museum will provide live streaming of the presentations online.
  • Description: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will lead a discussion on gang activity in our community, and provide insights on how to protect loved ones from joining or affiliating with these criminal groups.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit


The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit Connect on Facebook at or Twitter @themobmuseum.

Christina Cober/ Erika Pope
The Vox Agency;
(541) 778-2738, (702) 249-2977


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