Collectible items, such as baseball cards and copies of the Declaration of Independence, foster social interaction through conventions, yard-sale haggling, and Nicolas Cage–led treasure hunts. Discover national novelties with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get two tickets and $5 worth of store credit at the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia (an $11 value), located in downtown Burlingame.
The Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia celebrates iconic candy packaging with its exhibit of PEZ dispensers, featuring the plastic disembodied heads of animals, cartoon characters, comic-book heroes, and more. With two tickets ($3 each), you and a friend can peruse recent additions to the exhibit, including wistfully philosophical Peanuts PEZ dispensers from 2000 and a Mary Poppins dispenser from the 1960s that has been appraised as practically perfect in every way. Other confection-spouting dispensers feature likenesses of Mickey Mouse, Batman, Santa Claus, and beloved comic-book super-heroine Betsy Ross. In addition to pint-sized PEZ packaging, the museum also houses the world’s largest PEZ-dispensing machine, standing nearly eight feet tall, weighing 85 pounds, and capable of storing numerous PEZ candies or UFO-related secrets.
This Groupon also gets you a $5 voucher toward the museum’s store. Stuff Columbus Day stockings with a four-pack of PIXAR PEZ dispensers ($10), or entertain yourself as you recover from Tommy John surgery with a seven-pack of PEZ dispensers featuring professional baseball teams ($21.95). This voucher can also be used toward purchases made at the Classic Toy Museum store, located on the same site as the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia.
SFGate.com has featured the museum. Four Insider Pagers award it a perfect five-star average, and three TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes. More than 500 Facebookers are fans of the museum:
- Walking into the diminutive and yet charmingly offbeat Museum of Pez Memorabilia, you may not be able to get your kids past the front room, which is essentially wall-to-wall Pez dispensers - featuring everything from "Star Wars' " General Grievous to Po the kung fu panda to Hello Kitty and Barbie. But if you can persuade the kids to check out the next room - possibly with the promise of a Pez dispenser of their own on the way out - there's a lot of fun stuff in the actual museum itself. – Mary Ellen Hunt, SFGate.com