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The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is putting the word out. The children of Southern Nevada are needed for their service to become Special Agents of Summer during its camp series.

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The Special Agents of Summer camp transforms children into detectives, investigating a case from start to finish. They will lead top-secret missions while hunting and tracking down suspects. They will learn about the latest in forensic science, and secret methods, to discover how to build a case and understand the significance of evidence. Finally, the week will conclude with a mock grand jury in the museum’s historic courtroom and a presentation of Special Agents of Summer certificates and badges. Parents will be invited to the closing ceremony.

Special Agents of Summer – ages 11-13
June 6-10 and July 11-15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Middle-school agents will go undercover to tackle high-finance fraud, money laundering, counterfeiting and greed. Participants will lead a team through the underworld as they experience hands-on simulations and interpret challenging clues.

Special Agents of Summer – ages 14-17
June 20-24 and July 25-29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Older teens will learn about potential careers in the criminal justice system through hands-on activities and a team-oriented investigation of a hypothetical crime. Camp participants will conduct forensic science tests, interview witnesses and identify suspects as they build a case to present to a grand jury. Participants will learn about the missions and responsibilities of various criminal justice agencies, as well as engage in specialized museum tours and activities focused on the history and evolution of law enforcement in America. They will examine blood splatter analysis, blood typing and fingerprinting as they combine skills to solve the mystery of a realistic crime scene.

The program fee includes snacks, a T-shirt and is nonrefundable; campers should bring their own lunches. Cost is $250 for nonmembers and $230 for members.

Summer campersThe Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The experience is an 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 with over 1,000 artifacts and storylines. Since opening in 2012, the Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $23.95 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 themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @TheMobMuseum.

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