The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
5235 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64112 - United States
The National Museum of Toy and Miniatures educates, inspires, and delights adults and children through the museum’s collection and preservation of toys and miniatures. Located on the University of Missouri - Kansas City campus, the museum exhibits the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation’s largest collections of historic toys on view.
PARLOR PERFORMANCES: THEATRICAL TOYS FOR HOME PLAY
This special exhibit features a variety of toys, dating primarily from 1880 to 1980, that were designed to facilitate home shows. Since this specific type of home entertainment is no longer part of our culture, visitors will learn how these toys historically enabled performance play in the home. Visitors will also enjoy staging their own plays using an interactive toy theater within the gallery space.
RECYCLE IT / CRAFT WORKSHOP
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Use your imagination to create your own dollhouse furniture out of recycled materials, and learn first-hand about resourcefulness and recycling throughout history. Special focus tours of museum galleries start at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
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