The museum will reopen on Saturday, August 1 after an $8 million renovation. New exhibits and interactive experiences will feature the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation’s largest collections of antique toys.
Nettie Wells, a Kansas City girl who grew up in the 19th century, created a miniature fantasy world within the dollhouse her father built for her. More than a century late, Nettie’s dollhouse is like a telescope that allows us to see into the past. Learn more about Nettie during a first-person performance and enjoy an activity afterwards.
In preparation for the museum’s reopening, museum staff are offering a training class for individuals interested in volunteering at T/m. The in-depth class will explore the social and artistic history of toys and miniatures and teach participants how to lead tours and conduct pop-up programming. The class will meet every Tuesday evening.