$4 for One Adult Admission (Up to $8 Value) or $10 for Family Admission ($20 Value) to the National Watch and Clock Museum

Columbia

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In a Nutshell

  • 12,000+ timepieces
  • Historic Engle clock
  • Cross-continental collection

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Promotional value expires Apr 25, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before the invention of clocks, celebrities experienced 15 heartbeats of fame, and recipe times were measured in hearty verses of “99 Bottles of Beer.” Celebrate a time-based existence with today's Groupon to the National Watch and Clock Museum. Children under 5 are admitted free. Choose between the following options:

  • For $4, you get one adult admission (up to an $8 value).
  • For $10, you get a family admission for two adults and all children under 18 from the same household (a $20 value).

The National Watch and Clock Museum carries more than 12,000 horological gems spanning the centuries and the globe. Gallery walls unveil the history of timekeeping technology, including ancient hands-free sundials, modern atomic-based gadgetry, and futuristic hourglasses powered by dreams. The tick-tocking treasury's pièce de résistance, the monumental Engle clock, towers over time-bound mortals at 11 feet high and 8 feet wide and rolls out 48 moving figures, including Death, who marks the hour by striking a thigh bone against a skull, and Anxiety, who only emerges to shout the minute before major project deadlines. Curators captivate customers with frequent events and special exhibitions, such as a collection of watches worn by James Bond and a family of feline clocks that all perpetually meow at dinnertime.

National Watch & Clock Museum

Though it opened in 1977 with a small collection of timepieces, the National Watch & Clock Museum now houses more than 12,000 items, making it the largest collection of its kind in North America. Clocks, watches, and their associated tools reside in glass cases, lorded over by the monumental Engle Clock, an 11-foot-tall, 1,049-pound marvel of clock design whose 13th toll will signify when the giant lasagna being cooked in the earth's core is done. Hands-on exhibits scattered throughout the museum give kids the chance to wonder at turning gears and learn about intriguing time concepts. Current special exhibits include Enlisting Time, a collection of personal timepieces carried by soldiers over the last 250 years, featuring watches owned by George Washington and Ian Fleming.

Customer Reviews

367 Ratings

We've been there a couple of times, and find it fascinating. The exhibits are well displayed, make you think,and you are blown away because of the craftsmanship of those many of the artifacts.
Mjb · November 16, 2016
Very interesting, very informative, worth the trip.
Stephen S. · September 12, 2016
Just loved everything about it. Not too big, not too small, just right. Learned a lot about clocks, watches and about the origin of how civilizations learned to tell time. Particularly liked the water - time information and the sand glasses.
Sandra B. · September 12, 2016
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