Last Updated on May 10, 2022
Barbie expo Las Vegas is a cultural icon exhibition paying homage to the six-decade evolution that Barbie has seen. The Barbie: A Cultural Icon exhibition celebrates Barbie as the global icon she is. The career representation, diversity, and fashion trends that Barbie-inspired are all something that deserves to be displayed for all to see. Barbie: A Cultural Icon allows Barbie fans to see vintage dolls, access clips of exclusive interviews, and immerse themselves in Barbie’s World without ever leaving Las Vegas!
The History of Barbie
Barbie has been a cultural icon since her invention in 1959. Barbie has started fashion trends, impacted pop culture, and shown us all that she’s more than just a doll.
Vintage Barbie dolls began inspiring children with career representation for women that had never been seen on such a large scale before. Barbie continued to gain popularity as more skin tones, and body types were manufactured. Barbie quickly became known as the most diverse doll line on the market.
This positive attention sky-rocketed Barbie to popularity as a global icon for kids and adults alike. Barbie became known as a role model and best friend. The creative design team for Barbie wasn’t afraid to take risks. The world got a real sense that Barbie means diversity in every sense of the word.
Sixty years later, Barbie: A Cultural Icon Exhibition is a popular tourist destination in Las Vegas. Barbie continues to be one of the most popular dolls in the world today. She’s impacting cultural touchstones of fashion, pop culture, and equal representation for all.
The powerful history of Barbie just proves this is Barbie’s World, and we’re just living in it!
What is the Barbie Expo?
The Barbie Expo is an exhibition that celebrates the impressive history of Barbie as a cultural icon. The exhibition features more than 250 dolls and 400 pieces of Barbie history. The very first barbie doll is among the vintage dolls at the exhibition in tastefully custom-themed displays.
Life-sized fashion pieces are on display for guests to see. Follow the fashion trends over the years as you get an up-close look at how Barbie designers transformed Barbie’s wardrobe and the Barbie dolls in the collection.
Guests can watch video media interviews with some of the biggest Barbie designers to hear first hand out the brand evolved over sixty years. Barbie: A Cultural Icon Exhibition was brought to life by Senior Director of Barbie, Tim Clothier.
Where is the Barbie Expo?
You can find the Barbie: A Cultural Icon Expo in the Shops at Crystals. The Shops at Crystals are located on the Las Vegas Strip, adjacent to ARIA Resort.
The exhibition is on the mezzanine level of the shops, with bright pink elevator doors marking the way! Purchase tickets online before you arrive for the best Barbie: A Cultural Icon Exhibition experience.
When Can You Visit the Barbie Expo Las Vegas
The Barbie exhibition opens daily at 11 AM. You have until 5 PM on weekdays and 6 PM on weekends to see the inspiring history of Barbie inside The Shops at Crystals. The Barbie doll exhibition is currently confirmed to be in Las Vegas through May 22, but it could be even longer.
The first Barbie Doll Exhibition pre-sale tickets allowed guests to see the exhibition in October 2021. The length of time the exhibition is in Vegas has been extended multiple times due to high demand. Additional tour dates for other locations may be added too.
Get a Behind The Scenes Look at the Life of Barbie: A Cultural Icon
Whether you’re a fan of Barbie or someone who just loves pop culture or fashion, the Barbie Expo is a great, fun way to spend the afternoon and experience something a little different in Las Vegas. Find out for yourself the history of one of the twentieth century’s greatest cultural icons and learn things about the world’s favorite doll that you may have never known.