Virtually Tour the Tim Burton Exhibit at Las Vegas’ Neon Museum

updated Apr 20, 2020
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Tim Burton at the neon museum in las vegas
Credit: Denise Truscello/Neon Museum

When you think about visiting Las Vegas, you might not necessarily have a trip to a museum on the top of your to-do list. But the Neon Museum, one of the hidden gems in Sin City for art and culture lovers, is a don’t-miss Touattraction along with the glitzy casinos, bars, and clubs, and they’re offering access to their Tim Burton exhibit online for fans of his whimsical gothic works.

Last fall, Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum debuted at the museum’s Neon Boneyard, a larger-than-life collection of obscure signs, props, and memorabilia for pop culture and design fans alike. The exhibit, which pays homage to Burton’s most iconic works, including “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and more, was closed to the public amid the current coronavirus pandemic, but visitors can take a virtual tour of the exhibit by visiting the Neon Museum’s Facebook page.

Fans can check out the museum’s first-ever virtual guided tour on Facebook Live, and the 34-minute clip will remain up on Facebook for the foreseeable future if you’re unable to check it out live. You’ll get a close-up look at the vibrant and one-of-a-kind creations that Burton dreamed up, while hearing more about what inspired the famed filmmaker as he worked on each installation.

“With the Museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19, we know thousands of art lovers will miss their chance to see Burton’s outstanding exhibition,” Neon Museum CEO Rob McCoy shared in a statement. “This live, virtual tour will take place especially for them—and will be enjoyable for anyone who appreciates Burton’s work and iconic Las Vegas sign design.”

True Burton fans know that the Neon Museum made a cameo appearance in his 1996 sci-fi comedy “Mars Attacks!,” so it seems the exhibit made a perfect pairing for Burton’s first fine-art exhibit in the US since his showing at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which was 10 years ago.

While the museum will remain closed indefinitely amid the pandemic, art lovers can enjoy the virtual tour as well as other fun behind-the-scenes videos on the Neon Museum’s official YouTube channel. They offer other virtual tours through their official app, so you can immerse yourself in the eclectic exhibits without leaving home, as you plan your next Vegas trip when travel is safe again.