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OPEN HOURS

Wednesday – Monday, 10am-4pm

CLOSED

Tuesdays

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures offers two floors dedicated to artist-made Miniatures on the first floor and historically important and contemporary Toys on the second floor—multiple exhibits on view range from full-room exhibits to individual object cases.

The Museum offers a rich and immersive experience, making it an ideal destination for multigenerational families, adults, and children alike. As you wander through the exhibits, you’ll be transported to different eras, each filled with unique charm and wonder. We recommend allocating at least 90 minutes for your visit, though many guests spend more than 60 minutes or more on each floor.

While younger guests are welcome, the Museum is thoughtfully curated for optimal enjoyment by visitors aged five and up. The exhibits spark curiosity, ignite imagination, and evoke cherished memories, creating a delightful atmosphere for all. Join us in exploring the magic of toys and the artistry of miniatures – an experience that resonates with every generation.

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HELPFUL HINTS 

Visitors are encouraged to watch a short introduction video before starting their visit. This video is available onsite, or feel free to watch it on the museum’s YouTube channel from your device.

Still photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use only in the museum galleries devoted to the permanent collection. The use of flash is prohibited at all times and in all galleries. Movie and video cameras are prohibited. For press and special photography, including tripods, stands, and film and videotape projects, don’t hesitate to contact the marketing department.

The museum is ADA-accessible. A wheelchair is free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis for use while in the museum. ADA-recognized service animals are welcome in the museum. Please note that the museum grounds are not ADA-accessible. If you choose to use the grounds during your visit, please carry out all items that you carry in. T/m does not offer picnic tables or trash cans.

Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum. A coat room is provided for coats and oversized items. 

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Admission

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Admission to The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.

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Description

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures educates, inspires and delights adults and children through the museum’s collection and preservation of toys and miniatures. Located on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, the museum exhibits the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation’s largest collections of historic toys.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures gallery capacity is limited and guests are encouraged to reserve their tickets online prior to visiting the museum. The Museum cannot guarantee availability to visitors purchasing tickets onsite.

HOURS OPEN

Wednesday – Monday, 10am-4pm

CLOSED

Tuesdays

CLOSED HOLIDAYS

MLK Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Please reference the ticketing calendar to confirm all holiday closures or contact the T/m team for clarification.

*During inclement weather, please visit our Facebook page for possible museum closures and up-to-date hours and information. 

GENERAL REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY

All admission sales are final.

T/m reserves the right to cancel events and/or tickets for any reason. If your event and/or tickets are cancelled, you will be informed via phone or email as soon as possible. In the event of a cancellation, you will be fully refunded within 30 days. Your refund method will be based on your original method of payment.

Questions, ticketing concerns, or errors? Contact:
info@toyandminiaturemuseum.org
Phone: (816) 235-8000

Group Visits

A discounted ticket price is available for groups of 10 or more who request at least two weeks in advance and receive confirmation of the group sales rate with museum staff.

Both self-guided and guided group tours are available. A $20 fee for every 10 people will be added to the discounted admission price for guided tours.

To request a self-guided group visit or a guided group tour, please contact the Museum Educator, Volunteers and Group Tours, Rachel Wathen at rachelwathen@toyandminiaturemuseum.org or 816-235-8011.

Please direct K-12 field trip inquiries to the Museum Educator, Volunteers and Group Tours, Rachel Wathen at rachelwathen@toyandminiaturemuseum.org or 816-235-8011, or visit our field trip page.

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Accessibility

The museum is dedicated to making its collection, building, and programs accessible to all audiences.

PARKING
Designated spaces are available in the museum parking lot for visitors with disabilities. 

SERVICE ANIMALS
ADA recognized service animals are welcome in the museum.

WHEELCHAIRS
The museum is accessible to wheelchair guests as well as visitors who need to avoid stairs. An elevator is available to access the museum’s second floor.

A wheelchair is available free of charge at the admission desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are not available.

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DIRECTIONS

5235 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is located off 52nd Street on the southwest corner of the University of Missouri- Kansas City campus, just a few blocks south of the Country Club Plaza shopping and entertainment district. Parking is always free at T/m. The entrance to the museum’s parking lot is located off 52nd Street.

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View Hours

Wednesday – Monday, 10am-4pm

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