Toy Top Museum: Hands-On Tops & Games, Exhibit & Live Show!

09/12/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum
533 Milwaukee Av
533 Milwaukee Av
Burlington, WI 53105
2627633946

the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum! Have you been to the world’s only (very) unusual museum of tops, yo-yos and gyroscopes in historic downtown Burlington, Wisconsin? It’s time to take a spin!

..................... It is not a typical museum but rather a tour, program, and hands-on fun for adults, families and kids, ages 4-104! There is ageless fun and many surprises for all!

.................... You even get to meet the Tops Expert and collector, who has worked on an MGM movie and on a TV show in Hollywood. But…the best part is that you get to spin and try tops! Senior tour groups, families, church groups, youth organizations, homeschooling associations, Scout troops, school groups, college cases, clubs, bus tours, scientists, and summer camps have visited since the founding of the museum in 1987.

.................... The fun & fast tour/program includes ---40 different hands-on tops and optical illusions to spin plus challenges to try! ---the amazing exhibit of 2,000 antique & modern tops, yo-yos, gyroscopes! ---videos and an I Spy Hunt ---plus a live show by the top collector and the Tops Expert from an MGM !

.................... The fact that tops are played with all around the world is clear, and visitors find that there is more to do here, than there is time! .

................... The hands-on feature is classic fun for adults and kids. Everyone gets to try tops that defy physics, a 2-person challenge, top action games, a 2-handed spinner, shape changers, unique spinners and lots of old fashion fun. Modern spinners amaze all generations. “Adults always enjoy this as much as the kids, because we are all really just kids!” said Judith Schulz, the Top Collector and Museum Curator.

. .................... The exhibit features both old and new: Cracker Jack tops; a 5 lb. Malaysian sports top; Chinese, British, American and French gyroscopes; optical illusion tops; Carrom boards; 1000 yo-yos ranging from Duncan & Fli-Back to Smothers’ Brothers; top games from Wisconsin, Japan & Germany; Dreidels; Japanese tops; classic peg tops; funny advertising tops for cars, bread and shoes; and more!

.................... The visit concludes with a demonstration/show of a variety of things to see like antique tops, rare tops, modern visual surprises, a musical top, classic yo-yo tricks, and a re-enactment of a top scene from the movie My Summer Story! .................... Following the program, the gift shop is open with 400 kinds of spinning tops, yo-yos and gyroscopes, hands-on logic & brain puzzles, books and other good things for both adults and kids. The non-profit, educational museum is open for large groups of 35-50; or at a variety of times for families and small groups. Info: www.topmuseum.org and Facebook. It is located at 533 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington, Wisconsin.

.................... Always call ahead. (262) 763-3946, space is limited

Admission is $15/person, cash.
Gift shop afterwards accepts cash or credit cards
The museum is for adults, families and kids age 4-104.(though not younger)

Parking is free.

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Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum