This month, the kids and I decided to check out the Toy and Miniature Museum. Actually called the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, it is located right here in Kansas City. This was our third time visiting the museum and as always, we really enjoyed it. The lower level of the museum is focused on miniatures and the 2nd floor features toys.
I am not sure if you can tell how small everything is just from these photos!
There is an area where you can look through microscopes at the tiny objects. There are also magnifying glasses to borrow.
Here, the kids are practicing being a miniature artist by using tweezers and a magnifying glass to move tiny hands onto a clock.
Zachary decided to do it without a magnifying glass!
Along the stairs, there is a display of toys of all types. We love looking at them!
Upstairs are many displays of various types of toys.
The boys loved the toy cars, of course!
The first time I was there, there was a special exhibit about Barbie. The second time, it was about ride on toys. This time, it was about marbles. A nice man explained the history of the marble game tournaments and showed us how to shoot marbles, but the kids didn’t want to try it.
More toys from the past:
One of my favorite areas is the toys displayed by decade. Here are the toys I grew up with:
Now, if you visited a local area this month, link up with Lauren and me here!
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Did you own any of the toys we saw at the museum?