Toy and Miniature Museum part of national free day

Smithsonian Magazine wants to make museums accessible to everyone, so it is hosting its annual free day at museums across the country.

In Kansas City, that means the Toy and Miniature Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 28, 2013 to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

The Museum Day Live! ticket will be available to download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2013 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, visit

Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participation.

“The Toy and Miniature Museum is happy to be participating in Museum Day Live! again this year,” said museum executive director Jamie Berry in a press release. “We love welcoming new visitors to the museum and introducing them to our fantastic, one-of-a-kind collection.”

The Toy and Miniature Museum has the Midwest’s largest collection of antique toys ranging from early dollhouses to die-cast trains, as well as the world’s largest collection of contemporary, fine-scale miniatures.  The museum will be closing January 6, 2014 for renovations, and will then re-open as the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures in early 2015.


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