FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2011
Swing into the ‗40s with Our Free ―Back-to-School‖ Day
Celebrate the Museum’s Annual Day of Free Admission and Family Activities
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Families will be swinging the day away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011,
when the Toy & Miniature Museum hosts its annual FREE “Back-to-School Day.” This year, the
theme of the day is the swingin‟ „40s and families can discover firsthand what toys kids played
with way back when. The day will feature a variety of activities such as a storyteller with
tales of what it was like to be a kid in the ‗40s, a costume contest, swing
dance lessons with a live band, and a treasure hunt! In addition to the extra fun,
families will have free access to experience the wonder of the museum‟s extensive collection of
nostalgic toys, marbles and amazing miniatures.
―Back-to-School‖ Day hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
All Day Activities
1940s Toy Treasure hunt
Make your own button
Write a postcard to a soldier
11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Storytelling
1:00 p.m. Costume Contest
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Swing Dance Lessons
Children must be accompanied by adults at all times
Direction to activities we be provided at the museum entrance
No food or drink allowed in the museum
Location: 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
The Toy and Miniature Museum is a Blue Star Museum. The program honors our nation’s
military families for everything they have done for the country. The free museum admission
program runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It is available to all active-duty military
and their immediate family members.
The Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City is devoted to the art of play. For more than 25 years, the museum has
delighted visitors with the world’s largest collection of miniatures, well-loved antique toys and marbles. With 38 rooms to
explore and year-round programming, the museum experience is a joyful reconnection with the beauty and craft of play.
Whether you’re an art enthusiast, collector or curious child, there is something for all ages and interests. For more
information, call 816.333.9328 or visit www.toyandminiaturemuseum.org.