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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 trip down memory lane for some and time of wonder for others. The volunteers who give the tours... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Englishtown, Canada
Surprise treasure

I took my 8 year granddaughter to this lovely museum, I think I enjoyed it more than she did. She... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Tucson, Arizona
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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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  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
+1 520-881-0606
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

A trip down memory lane for some and time of wonder for others. The volunteers who give the tours are amazing and well worth sticking with. The craftsmanship, the variety and the hidden features made for an intriguing special time looking and the small world...More

Thank DuncanPhoebe
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I took my 8 year granddaughter to this lovely museum, I think I enjoyed it more than she did. She was thrilled with the fairy room, the rest, not so much. I could go back and spend more time, there is so many details to...More

Thank arzcasey
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The exhibits show such great detail of history. I recommend to take a flash light as some miniature exhibits are not lit up well enough and some items might be missed. It took about 2 1/2 hrs to go thru but it could have taken...More

Thank seaweednrice
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Situated in a new building this museum offers exhibits of real homes in miniature. The detail was terrific and the exhibits well positioned. We didnot go on a docent tour (timing) but docents did come around & explain some exhibits to us which was extremely...More

1  Thank Scott L
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is a beautifully laid out museum with a wide variety of miniature displays. You can easily spend a couple of hours here. There is a large room that children will particularly enjoy.

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Didn't know what to expect, but figure it was worth an hour. They provide a tour and that had to close the door on us. You must take the tour or you'll miss the history behind many of the miniatures and how the museum is...More

1  Thank Rapidsman
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The detail, the time and the effort that has gone into these magnificent miniatures make you realize just how wonderful these are. Spend a couple of hours here, take you time and gaze upon some truly wonderful works of art.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We are obsessed with this museum! We are a military family and this museum was on the blue star Registry and we got to go for free. This museum is totally worth the admission but we wouldn't have been able to enjoy it as often...More

Thank hannahmomofmany
Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you like musuems, you'll love this one. The miniature collections are something to see. There is a lot too see, so go when you have all day to spend.

Thank skye2016
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

So much to see, each window has new exciting miniatures to look at, children love crawling on the floor looking at the exhibit under the floor.

Thank Cindy059
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Response from Tfaller | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours.
6 February 2017|
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Response from minitimemachine | Property representative |
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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29 December 2016|
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Response from minitimemachine | Property representative |
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