The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (T/m) educates, inspires, and delights adults and children through the museum’s collection and preservation of toys and miniatures.
Address: 5235 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
The partnership between T/m and Girl Scouts provides discounted admission (50%) to active Girl Scouts and everyone in their visiting family group. The museum’s collection of toys and miniatures is a wonderful resource for Girl Scouts pursuing related badges, journeys, or other projects, and individual girls and their families are invited to independently explore all of T/m’s galleries and exhibits as a source of inspiration and information as they work toward these badges.
Additional Info: CDC-approved face coverings and appropriate social distancing are required at all times while inside the museum. Due to COVID-19 visitation guidelines, T/m is not currently accepting group/troop visit reservations, so this offer is limited to individual scouts visiting with their families. View all visitor guidelines.
- Ages 6-17: $5 (before discount)
- Ages 5 and Under: FREE
- General Adult Admission (ages 18-64): $8 (before discount)
- Ages 65+: $7 (before discount)
Questions? Email Museum Educator Kelly Burns at email@example.com
During your visit, multiple museum galleries will aid you in pursuit of specific Girl Scout badges. Scouts are encouraged to let our Visitor Services staff know what badges you are working on upon arrival. They can recommend relevant things to see. Below are just a few examples of the many resources scouts may find helpful:
First Floor – Fine-Scale Miniatures:
- T/m’s fine-scale miniature paintings, ceramics, textiles, instruments, and more (located throughout the first floor) can be inspiration for scouts working on their Painting, Potter, Musician, and other creative badges. Additionally, these miniatures can be really fun to draw, and scouts working on their Drawing badge are welcome to bring a handheld sketch pad and pencil and sketch while in the galleries!
- The Artist’s Studio gallery has wonderful examples of fine-scale woodworking – and even the tools used to create them! – for those working on their Woodworker badge.
- The fine-scale room settings in the Miniature Maze gallery provide a wealth of ideas for scouts completing their Room Makeover badge.
Second Floor – Toys:
- The Toys From the Attic
exhibit (check out the “Game of Games”!) and the museum’s Iconic Toys hallway can be great
resources for scouts working on the Making Games, Playing the Past,
or Game Visionary badges. The museum scavenger hunt can also be
great inspiration as an example of a fun game!
- Many of the dollhouses in the Let’s Play House exhibit (and the Nettie Wells house in Toys From the Attic) have great family stories as inspiration for the My Family Story badge.
Badge & Journey Connections: Daisy Badge: Board Game Design Challenge, Daisy Badge: Model Car Design Challenge, Daisy Badge: Toy Business Designer, Brownie Badge: Making Games, Brownie Badge: Home Scientist, Junior Badge: Drawing, Junior Badge: Musician, Junior Badge: Playing the Past, Junior Badge: Product Designer, Cadette Badge: Woodworker, Senior Badge: Game Visionary, Daisy Journey: Think Like an Engineer, Brownie Journey: Think Like an Engineer, Junior Journey: Think Like an Engineer, Cadette Journey: Think Like an Engineer, Senior Journey: Think Like an Engineer, Ambassador Journey: Think Like an Engineer
Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community. Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.