Minnesota History Center's New Exhibit: Toys of the '50s, '60s, and '70s
Posted by Brandon Hedges & Matt Barker on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM By Brandon Hedges & Matt Barker / July 3, 2014 Comment
Although a history museum might not be everybody's choice of fun, you might find yourself making an exception their latest exhibit. The Minnesota History Center, located near downtown St. Paul, is home to the new exhibit Toys of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. The exhibit includes more than just the toys on display. Along with the toys are stories of the children who played with them and the tales of the adults who purchased them for collection. You'd probably be surprised how these toys reflected American culture during these time periods. So even if you were born well after these decades you can learn how toys represented American life and possibly how they influenced the toys you grew up with. That includes seeing the "old school" versions of toys still popular today, like: Hot Wheels, Barbie, Mr. Potato Head, and Legos. The exhibit is divided by decade in three "living rooms." So not only will you see the changes in toys, but also décor. The Toys exhibit is on display until January 4, 2015. Exhibit Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm (FREE for all ages after 5:00pm on Tuesdays!) Wed-Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Admission costs are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, military and students, $6 for ages 6 - 17, and free for 5 and under. Also, to reiterate, Tuesdays after 5:00 pm is free for all!