If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s push-toy from making such an infernal racket, you’ll love TOYS: The Inside Story, on exhibit at miSci from September 22, 2018 through January 6, 2019.
TOYS includes 12 different hands-on stations illustrating the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys, and lets visitors create their own toy-like combinations of gears, pulleys, linkages, cams, and circuits.
“Who doesn’t like toys? From the time we can open our eyes, we are memorized by mobiles, rattles, and stuffed animals,” says miSci President, Dr. Gina Gould. “And as we grow up, our toys become even more complicated (and expensive)… but we don’t often give much thought to the science behind creating these toys, which involves designers, engineers, and fabricators who turn an idea into something that is fun and safe and captures your attention and sense of play. At TOYS: The Inside Story, visitors will have the chance to play with the gadgets and gizmos inside various playthings and see classic toys they’ve enjoyed over the years. This exhibit will surely inspire fun and a sense of nostalgia for children of all ages.”
Thurs. 9 am to 8 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm, all other days 9 am to 5 pm