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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
+1 520-881-0606
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A suprisingly interesting day!

Miniatures of all kinds! Not just doll houses and toys. Historic models and more. Not just for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LibbyLou77
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Tucson, Arizona
A "Big" Surprise

The Mini Time Machine Museum was a big surprise to our group. We enjoyed all of the different... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amber P
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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, where visitors are seemingly transported to different lands and times through the stories told by over 300 miniature houses and roomboxes, expertly displayed in over 10,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The Museum’s permanent collection boasts antique dollhouses dating to 1742, contemporary fine-scale miniatures and enchanting collectibles. Frequent temporary exhibits, special programs and events mean there is always something new to see. The Chicago Tribune has claimed; “The magic of this place cannot be overstated.” For a truly memorable experience, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind collection in a world-class setting.
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4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Miniatures of all kinds! Not just doll houses and toys. Historic models and more. Not just for kids, kids at heart, and artists will enjoy the crafted structures.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Mini Time Machine Museum was a big surprise to our group. We enjoyed all of the different displays and rooms.

Thank Amber P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting and odd museum filled with mostly miniature homes. I was expecting it to have more 3D models of places. You could tell they were very passionate about the art, and the exhibits were stunning. Even though it isn't exactly 'my cup...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are like me, you will be pleasantly surprised by how nice this museum is. I was picturing a dusty display in someone's house, but it is NOT that! It was a beautiful, well-laid out journey through the history of miniatures. Everything from antiques...More

Thank Sharyl F
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Time Museum had an exhibit of sculptures carved on the lead ends of pencils. Incredible! But even their normal exhibits are fun.

Thank Marney W
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

I go here every summer for a few hours for something to do inside. We have always had so much fun going through each room and seeing every little detail. They have scavenger hunts, which make it all the more fun too! This place is...More

Thank xaitro
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

The Mini Time Machine Museum is definitely worth a visit. You should plan on at least a minimum of two hours. There is so much to see. They have the most intricate doll houses I have ever seen so detailed, some themed. One most impressive...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

my middle child loves little things and is always curious so we checked out this museum while in Tucson and he had a blast. The exhibits change and they have a little ceramic ferry that moves so finding her is a game each time. Not...More

Thank Jared T
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

If you ever had a dollhouse or collected miniatures of any kind and if you believe in fairies, this is a must visit in Tucson. I have go back because it was really too much for one visit.

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

I found it really interesting. So many different styles of miniature houses, buildings from many time periods. There were also Christmas and Halloween displays. Nice visit.More

Thank jklemon8
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minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Hello and thank you for the review. We try to supplement our permanent collection with temporary exhibits on a variety of topics. We put on an average of six temporary exhibits annually. Subjects of past exhibits that have been popular with men include; miniature dilapidated...More

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Hello, you just missed a class last week. Our next one is March 16th. Our classes are always posted on our webpage under the Education tab >> Classes. Thank you for your interest.
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Hello, our admission is $9 general, $8 senior (65+)/military, $6 for ages 4-17 and free for children 3 and under. Every Thursday is Not Just for Kids where general and senior/military admission is reduced to $6. Thank you... More
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