The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures re-opened in 2015 after a $10.73 million building rennovation and collection expansion. The collection includes more than 72,000 objects with 21,000 miniature pieces and interactive exhibits. The museum holds the Midwest’s largest collection of nostalgic toys and fine-scale miniatures, all in a 38-room house built in 1911 on the UMKC campus.
The museum offers not just a journey through the evolution of childhood, but a glimpse into the values and virtues of various cultures and time periods through the world's largest fine-scale miniature collection and one of the nation's largest antique toy collections on public display. There are also several temporary exhibits to see throughout the year with special themes like vintage toy cars or Japanese friendship dolls. Open W-M 10 am-4 pm. Admission $3-$8.