• Dates:
    Feb 16 - Jun 10 2018

This past exhibition was on view from February 16 to June 10, 2018.

What was your favorite childhood toy? A jump rope, a board game, or Space Invaders? An Easy Bake Oven, Star Wars collectibles, or a Slinky? You’re sure to find your favorites from the past and today in the nationally touring, blockbuster exhibition TOYTOPIA, opening February 16 at the Washington State History Museum and running through June 10, 2018.

This exhibition is huge, and presents toys from miniature to giant-sized. Visitors can sit in a human-scale Monopoly car, walk through a doll house (complete with miniature dollhouses), and see the world’s largest Etch A Sketch, among other highlights.

TOYTOPIA highlights:

  • Retro Arcade area with working games to play (game play is included in admission price)
  • World’s largest Etch A Sketch, close to 8’ tall
  • A life-size Doll House filled with smaller dollhouses
  • A human-scale Monopoly car and game board; sit inside for a unique photo opportunity!
  • Memorable toys from the movie Big: the giant piano keyboard that star Tom Hanks played on, and Zoltar Speaks, the carnival arcade fortune teller machine
  • LEGO® train layout
  • A signature Jack in The Box exploring the science of toys, from Furby® to radiometers
  • Historic Schylling Tin Toys – see how toys are created out of simple sheets of tin
  • Interactive play areas with Keva Planks, Lincoln Logs, LEGO® wall and Brain Teasers

Organized by Stage Nine Exhibitions.