CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures hosts several temporary exhibits, classes and other special programs throughout the year. Look below to see what's happening this week or use the calendar icon to the right to look ahead. You can also search by date range and/or event type by using the filters on the left. Events are included with museum admission or free for members unless otherwise noted. For more information about becoming a member, please click here. For information on planning your visit, please click here.
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Los Angeles dance company Benita Bike’s DanceArt will be bringing their interactive dance program to the museum for a performance on Sunday, May 21, 2017. This modern dance company is known for its musicality, elegance, and expressivity. Join Benita Bike – a Tucson native – and her beautiful five-member dance company for a performance that will delight and inform. This program is appropriate for adults, seniors, and children. This performance is included with museum admission or free for museum members. Seating is…Find out more »
June 5–9, 2017 from 9am-12pm. Become a paleontologist excavating a dinosaur graveyard. Build a miniature excavation site with dinosaur bones, waterfall, greenery and an explosive volcano. Discuss fossils and paleontology. Additional activities include creating miniature clay fossils, paleontologist tools, and dinosaur eggs. $125 per child/session. Pre-registration required. Learn more about Summer Camps or register >>Find out more »
June 5–9, 2017 from 1pm–4pm.Discover the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, frozen in time since the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 70. Build a diorama that explores Pompeii as an archeological site. Learning about volcanic activity and archeology, students build a miniature version of the once “sleeping giant” volcano and the city ruins beneath it. Create miniature replicas of archaeological tools, and the everyday objects – pottery, sculptures, food, and jewelry – discovered intact by archeologists. $125 per child/…Find out more »
Kids Create Family Fun Program is designed to expose school-aged children to the art of making miniatures. This program takes place from 1pm–4pm the second Saturday of every month. This drop-in program is included with museum admission. Projects change every month. Click here for more information >>Find out more »
June 12–16, 2017 from 9am–12pm.Become an astronaut traveling through the Milky Way Galaxy for the very first time. Design and build a miniature rocket ship and create an alien landscape with valleys, craters, and rock formations. Additional activities include launching a model rocket and creating a nebula galaxy jar. $125 per child/ per session. Pre-registration is required. Learn more about Summer Camps or register >>Find out more »
June 12–16, 2017 from 1pm-4pm.Discover small creatures in a big way! Exploring size and scale, students study the tiniest details of insects and sculpt a larger-than-life insect in a display case. Create displays that contain faux plants and insects in their natural environments made from a variety of sculpture processes. $125 per child/per session. Pre-registration required. Learn more about Summer Camps or register >>Find out more »
June 19–23, 2017 from 9am–12pm.Create a whimsical fairy garden in a planter tray. Build a fairy cottage with a patio roof surrounded by real plants. Make miniature garden accessories including a bird house, walking path, mushrooms and a resident fairy or gnome. Additional activities include creating a fairy jar silhouette and beaded bubble wands. $125 per child/per session. Pre-registration required Learn more about Summer Camps or register >>Find out more »
June 19–23, 2017 from 1pm–4pm.Even fairies like to camp! Create and build your fairy camp in a lush meadow. Students create a stunning backdrop, lush green meadow and stream. Build a tent, campfire, picnic area, boat and other camp accessories designed for small fairies, sprites and gnomes. Additional activities include fairy lights and beaded bubble wands. $125 per child/per session. Pre-registration required Learn more about Summer Camps or register >>Find out more »
Tiny Tales for Tots with More to the Story Entertainment is a monthly storytime for pre-school aged children led by costumed characters in our Enchanted Realm. Included with museum admission, free for members. Learn more about this program and other scheduled characters >>Find out more »
June 26–30, 2017 from 9am–12pm.Build a unique fairy landscape nestled among magical crystal geodes. Students grow their own crystals and create a magical crystal landscape – the perfect home for fairies, sprites and gnomes! Other activities include creating a fairy light jar, breaking their own geode, and making miniature fairies and gnomes. $125 per child/per person. Pre-registration required Learn more about Summer Camps or register >>Find out more »
Check out these current exhibits!
Power: A Closer Look at Queens Throughout History
Connie Sauve: Miniatures from the IGMA Guild School
Automata: Miniature Mechanized Narratives
Always on View
The miniature museum collection contains over 400 miniature houses and room boxes as well as other collectibles. The museum’s artifacts are organized into three main areas; the Enchanted Realm, History Gallery and Exploring the World.
The Enchanted Realm
The History Gallery
Exploring the World