Mystery Objects: 300 Hands-On Objects to Figure Out!
The 15th Hands-On Mystery Objects event is going to puzzle everyone with 300 old and new objects to figure out!
Curious people, families, armchair detectives, budding scientists, youth groups, engineers, tour groups, kids, adults and even grandpa all enjoy this unique event. The event runs Nov. 4, through Sunday November 19, 2017, with a schedule of specific entry times.
After entrance & introduction, visitors may stay as long as they wish the rest of that session.
- Entrance/ Introduction is at listed times only (not a drop-in-anytime event)
-- Sun. (Nov. 5, 12, 19): entry at 12, 1, 2 or 3 pm (closes 5 pm)
-- Tue. Wed, Fri: (Nov, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17) entry at 1, 2, 3 pm (closes at 5 pm)
-- Mon. & Thur. (Nov. 6, 9, 13, 16) Only available for large groups, advance appointment
-- Sat. (Nov. 4, 11, 18) entry at 10 am, 12, 1, 3 pm (closes 5 pm)
-- Sat. Nights (Nov 4, 11, 18) 6 pm for groups of 4 or more only, pre-registered only. (closes at 8 pm) A fun Sat. night family outing, or a couples night out! -- Anytime Groups of 15+ may schedule anytime, any day; even times not listed with advance deposit (any morning, afternoon, evening). Group discount with advance payment.
>>>> Gizzmos, gadgets, parts, tools, pieces, devices, curious play items and strange antiques await the hands-on detective fun for Adults, Families, and Children ages 5-18. Daily features also include “Objects in a Box” challenges, and 3 odd playful toys to try out.
The hands-on event is presented by the Logic Puzzle Museum, downtown Burlington, Wisconsin to celebrate the inventiveness of the human mind in a “fun and funny, challenging, “puzzle-like” way,” said Judith Schulz, museum curator. “Clues are posted for many of the Mystery Objects to give some help; but then....there are several objects that even we don't know what they are!”
There are a number of very rare things mixed with everyday objects, all with a “purpose” to figure out. Visitors are always intrigued by the object that might make your hands blue when used, or another is part of a transportation device that is only used in the cold. Tools and objects from the past get visitors thinking about history, while new objects can be mighty puzzling, too; as a visitor turns an object about, looks through it, moves the parts, and thinks “what exactly is this?”
Visitors can touch an item that has been 14,000 feet up in the air, turn something from the past that makes good noise, pick up an object that holds 29” soft bolts, and many more unusual objects. Aspects of science, history, math, creative thinking, cultures and daily living are mixed together when visitors examine, handle and wonder about the curious Mystery Objects.
A frequent comment said with a smile is “What is this anyhow, and just what does it do?!!” This “puzzling” event is filled with thinking, observations, drawing conclusions, making comparisons and interesting problem solving, humor and fun! Individuals, families, seniors and groups are invited and it makes a memorable and fun outing for a group. Large groups should call ahead to reserve any time on any day.
Admission is $7 cash/person, all ages. Chilren under age 5 are not admitted.
The non-profit educational museum’s gift & toy shop is open for Mystery Objects visitors with unusual objects, antiques, curiosities, toys, logic Puzzles, books, and more. The gift shop is a fundraiser which helps to support educational projects throughout the year.
Call for details: 262 763-3946, and visit: http://www.logicpuzzlemuseum.org/17.html The Mystery Objects Event is at 533 Milwaukee Av, downtown Burlington, Wisconsin. Parking is free.