Museum of Neon Art

The Museum of Neon Art exhibits and collects cutting-edge electric and kinetic artworks and signage to illuminate the past, present, and future. Through teaching the handcraft of neon, we forge human connections. MONA sparks curiosity through inclusive onsite programming from demonstrations, to classes, tours, and neighborhood based walks.


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  • LEARN ·2024 Grants Challenge

    The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) School Engagement Program

    The MONA School Engagement Program was established to bring STEAM into the classroom, highlight the historical assets within students’ communities, and provide an empowering message to students about what they can accomplish. MONA was Co-Founded by a Hollywood High School student in 1981. The four-part educational initiative consists of a full day of teacher training, school workshops, and a field trip to the museum. MONA also offers free family admission to students who participated in the program to extend the learning experience.

  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Bright Futures- STEAM Education

    The Museum of Neon Art's three-part school engagement program serves high school and middle school students in Los Angeles County. In 2020, the program started via Zoom. In 2022, the program was piloted in person. The program includes a specialized neon professional development for the partnering classroom teachers, a pre-visit classroom workshop for their students, and an in-depth field trip to the museum. In the pilot, teachers reported renewed interest in teaching as well as positive behavioral and learning outcomes in students.