Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Mini Time Machine Museum - Review

Today was Free Museum day so I had to take advantage of it. I decided to go to the Mini Time Machine Museum. There were many museums to pick from but I decided on this one because I couldn't justify spending money (7$) to go to it any other time!

The parking lot was packed so I had to park at a nearby store. I'm pretty sure the museum knew how many people they were expecting because when you got your free ticket you had to state where you were going... So I kind of felt like they should have had people out to help with the parking situation... or at the very minimum had signs up for "additional parking." It's not that I couldn't figure out where to go, I just was worried about my car getting towed the whole time....

The facility was very nice, clean and new. The first mini thing you come to is the entrance!

The Mini Time Machine Museum

The lighting was poor for pictures so please forgive my crappy photos...

The Mini Time Machine Museum

The Mini Time Machine Museum

They had a whole Halloween section but none of my photos turned out. I liked the Halloween stuff. It was very creative and if you actually read some of the signs and looked around carefully it was even a bit funny.

The Winter section however, was very poorly done. Most of the stuff looked like the things you can get at the store.... and they were just plopped down.

mini winter

Seriously, my mom does better snow - and this house ain't no museum! They could have sprinkled some fluffy snow around the bottom to hide some of the bases at least!

The KOLD one below is kind of funny because here in Tucson we actually have a KOLD network.... except it is TV not radio.

The Mini Time Machine Museum

The museum, overall in my opinion was just OK. It was basically a bunch of mini scenes enclosed in Plexiglas. The details and whatnot on the pieces were amazing - but I guess it just wasn't my thing. It was pretty crowded and I didn't spend more than 30 minutes there. Perhaps on another day I would have wandered around a little slower and soaked it all in.... but how many times can you say "Wow that is small!"?


I think I would have been more interested in things like the eye of the needle sculptures and the pencil led sculptures. Just a tad more unique.


  1. Have you seen "Dinner for Schmucks" ? It's hilarious and reminds me of this museum.

  2. I haven't! I'll have to get I on "video," is it out yet??

  3. Wow, that place looks really cool!