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Description: How are tin toys made? Are my childhood toys worth selling on eBay? What toys were popular in which decade? How did G.I. Joe talk without batteries? What makes a toy a classic? These questions and more are explored in Toytopia. Visitors learn about the ideas and people behind their favorite toys while exploring what makes a particular toy so near and dear to our hearts.

Toytopia offers an immersive experience in which to explore the history of toy making. This family-oriented exhibition invited children from ages one to ninety-two to engage in play with some of the world's most iconic toys. Visitors will be delighted to discover a variety of unique interactives, from working arcade games from the 1970s and '80s, to a life-size dollhouse. Photo opportunities abound with both the world's largest Etch-a-Sketch and a life-size Monopoly car token to snap a selfie with. Have a blast playing with brain teasers, games of skill, Lincoln Logs., and an inventive Lego landscape complete with dozens of popular culture figures - all with an electric train running throughout.

All of this and much more are available for visitors to delight in with their families for hour of fun! The exhibition's partners are some of the leaders in the toy industry, including Hasbro, Ohio Art, Schylling, Schleich, and Crayola. These wonderful partners have given Toytopia access to an extensive and exciting collection of information, stories, rare artifacts, and experiences.
Category: Children (for or about)
Primarily Consists Of: Hands-On Activities
Cost: $105,000
Size: 6,500 sq ft
Venue Length: 12+ weeks
Availability: January-August 2019
Special Requirements: N/A
Previous Venues: Orlando Science Center (Orlando, FL)
Wilbur D May Museum (Reno, AZ)
Pacific National Exhibition (Vancouver, Canada)
Alfa Planetarium (Monterrey, Mexico)
Washington State Museum (Tacoma, WA)
Wichita Exploration Place (Wichita, KS)
Organization: Exhibits Development Group
Contact: Willis Klatt
Address: 214 East 4th Street, Suite 170, St. Paul, 55101 USA
Phone: 651-222-1121
Fax: 651-222-1124
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