Toys: The Inside Story
This exhibit takes a peek inside some of today's and yesterday's most popular toys to explore the gadgets and gizmos that make them work. Kid-friendly games and challenges make the exhibit fun for families and young children. Try the circuit challenge and add a new spark to the old favorite, Operation. Then step up to the gigantic Etch A Sketch and try to trace patterns on the larger-than-life drawing board. 12 different hands-on stations that illustrate the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys. From Jack-in-the-Box to Hokey Pokey Elmo, explore the basics of pulleys, cams, gears, linkages and circuits. Then, become a master toymaker as you experiment with the many different mechanical and electrical doodads that make toys so fun!
Starts: June 9, 2012
Ends: September 2, 2012
Ticket Information: Adults $7; seniors (62+) and students with ID $5; children (6-17) $3.50; kids under 6 admitted free.
Location of this event
Oshkosh Public Museum
1331 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901-2799
Accessibility: Fully accessible
Web site: www.oshkoshmuseum.org
Description:Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and national holidays. Located just minutes from the Highway 21 exit off Highway 41.
Since 1924, the Museum has offered exhibits created from a collection of more than 250,000 artifacts, images and documents. The museum tells the rich story of exploration, settlement and development of the Lake Winnebago region in Wisconsin. The museum and its extensive archives are housed in the 1908 Edwardian mansion of lumber baron Edgar P. Sawyer and the modern William Steiger addition.