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"Toytopia" is an all-ages exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno. It will be open from January 21 through April 16, 2017, in Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

Toytopia exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum, Reno, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Nevada, NV
Image courtesy Wilbur D. May Museum.

Both grown-ups and kids will enjoy "Toytopia." It is inspirational for children and adults can revisit fun times from childhood. You'll learn about where toys came from, who made them, why some have become collector's items, and much more.

Visitors won't just be looking at toys, they will be able to play with and try them out. This is a hands-on adventure with exhibits from toymakers like Hasbro®, Duncan Yo-Yo®, Schleich®, Breyer®, Crayola®, KNEX® (Lincoln Logs®) and many others. Some of the special displays include...

  • The world's largest Etch-A-Sketch
  • Retro arcade with classic games from the 1970s and 80s
  • Life-size walk-through doll house
  • Life-size Monopoly car and game board
  • LEGO play area and building wall
  • Model trains
  • Schylling tin toys
  • Keva Planks, Lincoln Logs, and Brain Teasers play areas
  • Stop motion movie maker
  • Blanket fort builder
  • Zoltar and the walking piano from the hit 1988 movie "Big"

Admission to "Toytopia" is $9 for adults, $8 for children (3 to 17) and seniors. Kids under 3 are free. For more information, call (775) 785-5961. The Wilbur D. May Museum is in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park at 1595 N. Sierra Street. The exhibit was created by Stage Nine Exhibitions.

There will be special adults-only evenings during the exhibition. Visit the Special Programming and Events Calendar for more information.

Source: Press release from the Wilbur D. May Museum.

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