If you've ever wanted to star in a cross-genre sequel of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids as a less-destructive Godzilla, then today's Groupon will satisfy your oddly specific cinematic fantasies: for $3, you get one-day admission (up to a $7 value) to The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures on Camp Lowell Drive
This museum of pint-sized pieces showcases more than 275 miniature houses, room boxes, and other collectibles that are organized into three categories: Enchanted Realm, History and Antiques Gallery, and Exploring the World. Leave the girth of planet Earth and enter the whimsical fantasyland of a tiny-sized Enchanted Realm. Interactive exhibits allow you to search for an elusive fairy within the goblets of a sentient tree showpiece or unearth scattered woodland creatures, snow villages, fairy castles, and witch compounds. Teleport through the blue, arched rotunda to the History and Antiques Gallery, which chronicles the significance of miniature relics throughout history and displays one of the oldest mini houses in the United States, dating back to 1775. Travel the floor as a nephilim Magellan in the Exploring the World section, which surveys the cultural value of miniatures from other countries.
The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is a rare collection of items donated and dedicated by its founders, Patricia and Walter Arnell. This 15,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is one of Tucson's newest museums. Folks of all ages and interests, as well as increasingly tiny Russian dolls, are sure to enjoy the diverse and educational characteristics of miniature collectibles. The museum transports guests through a fanciful Mini-Time Machine, infinitely preferable to the Mini-Tim Machine museum, a place where Tiny Tim's fiber-optic brother sneezes uncontrollably and stares at you with longing, hungry eyes as you tour the galleries.
Take a look at what the Arizona Daily Star has to say about The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures:
- When [the] 2-year-old [child] walked into the Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures and saw other children dressed up as fairies and goblins, he turned to his mother…and confessed that he wanted to be a butterfly… "We've never been to a museum of miniatures before," [the mother] said. "I didn't know what to expect, but it's really magical." – James Gregg
4455 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85712Get Directions