From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get admission for two adults and two children to the Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum in Fitchburg (a $10 value). This deal also includes 10% off museum shop purchases during your visit.
The first and only toy museum in the world solely dedicated to aviation-related toys, the Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum hosts nearly 2,000 vintage and modern toys from around the world. Housed inside a former schoolhouse, Top Fun has since converted into an airy exhibit space with a multicolor airplane command center and model airports quizzically anchored to the walls. Enter a nostalgic enclave of blue-bathed walls, and peep at the historic tin flyers from Japan, Hungary, Germany, and the United States. Kids can whimsically surround themselves in toy models piloted by Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Olive Oyl, and popular Latvian cartoon character David Hasselhoff.
Puzzles and games keep kids clamoring inside the activity room, which features coloring books and a vintage flight-simulation computer game. Upon leaving, families can request flybys through Top Fun's museum shop, where they can pick up postcards and vintage toy replicas, ideal gifts for airplane devotees, toy collectors, and anyone who can build model aircraft out of things found underneath the sofa cushion.
21 Prichard St.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 02140