The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

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4455 East Camp Lowell Drive, Tucson, AZ 85712 4455 East Camp Lowell Drive, Tucson Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed All Hours
+15208810606
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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures exhibits the finest art Tucson has to offer. This museum is a place you'll love to visit, so don't wait around, give them a call today!

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    Sun
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Sat
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Report | 9 days ago
This is a great place to visit. My wife and I loved it! A great first time date or a place to take the kids.
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Report | 18 days ago
It was so much more than I and my family thought. Too much to see in one trip. will be back.
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Report | 3 months ago
The museum has so many exquisitely handcrafted miniatures that one needs to allow at least 2 hours to soak it all in. It was delightful.
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Report | 3 months ago
The miniature time museum was awesome!! It was very easy to redeem my groupon and we had a lovely time exploring the exhibits!
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Report | 3 months ago
I looked forward to using the Groupon for my husband and myself, then purchasing entries for our two grandchildren (museum lovers) when they visited. I was very disappointed at how many of the displays were so high off the ground, the kids couldn't see in the windows (they're too big to lift). The museum should anticipate this, and provide permanent or carry-around stools (permanent would be less liability). Would not go there again.
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Report | 3 months ago
There is lots to see here. Give yourself plenty of time to really examine the displays. And be prepared to be amazed. I do think, though, that young children may not fully appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into these exhibits and thus may rush from one to another.
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Report | 3 months ago
we really liked the Museum. Lots of hard work people put into the houses.
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Enjoyed the museum very much! So much to see and so much detail to the exhibits.
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Report | 3 months ago
If you like dollhouses and figurines, it's interesting. Some items are not what I'd call miniatures but there are many fascinating pieces too.
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This place appealed to everyone in my family, from My mother to my teenager to my four year old. I recommend watching the museum's fun "how to behave" video on their website, especially if you have young people in your group.
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In one corner of the room, a chamber quartet performs baroque music. In another, a man demonstrates his pet poodle's impeccable training. Downstairs, the maid works in the kitchen and a wealthy man shows a child around his library. The thing is, this all takes place in a space no larger than a cinder block. It's just one of the exhibits at The Mini Time Machine Museum, which captures scenes—whether historical, sociological, or fantastical—in stunningly tiny detail.

  • Size: big enough to contain a 1775 English estate, a four-story German household from 1880, an early 20th century toy manufacturer, and a 1559 garden pavilion in Old Shanghai. In other words, small enough to see everything over the course of an hour or two.
  • Eye Catcher: Oddly enough, the most iconic fixture of the museum is the towering Enchanted Tree, which grows in a room full of magical displays. One face smiles over scenes of fairies playing, one scowls in the direction of spooky witches and goblins, and a frost-bearded third oversees vignettes of hard-working elves in Santa's Workshop.
  • Permanent Mainstay: The Snow Village is one of the largest displays in the museum, with 56 lighted buildings that visitors can look down upon through a glass-floor display case.
  • Hidden Gem: Take a close look at the Enchanted Tree—inside, you'll find eight hidden scenes of cozy little mice tucked away within its knots and roots. Wait long enough, and you just might catch a glimpse of the fairy Caitlin, though she comes and goes as she pleases.
  • Don't Miss: the automated house of Emil Wick. Like many of the displays, this 19th-century Swiss village literally bustles with activity thanks to hidden mechanisms; unlike most of those displays, this one dates back to the 1880s.

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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Sat
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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