The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures Education Department has created and compiled these resources for families, teachers, chaperones, and life-long learners to use at home, in the classroom, or during a museum visit.

Resources for Home Use

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Our How To tutorials are scale miniature projects for beginners. Visit our How To page to view projects and instructions.

Minis Magnified are a series of articles about artifacts in our collection. Access our archive of 60 articles on our Collection Page.

Unlock additional information about artifacts in our collection with our web-based audio Mini Tours. Our audio tours are available in English, Spanish, and Audio Described for people with vision impairments. Visit our Audio Tours page to select a tour.

Kid Create is a monthly program for school-aged children to introduce them to the art of making miniatures. We have created sets of instructions for past projects that adapt well to home use. Access them from the Kids Create at Home section here.

Resources for Educators

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An Introduction to Scale and Ratios

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Explore the World of Miniatures

KSB Collection at Kentucky Gateway

Want to get involved with the art of miniatures? Here are some of the local and national miniature clubs and affiliations in the United States:

TMS – the Tucson Miniature Society

Small World Miniature Club, Phoenix Arizona

NAME – the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts

IGMA – the International Guild of Miniature Artisans

Here is a list of some of our favorite miniature blogs or sources of inspiration. We are currently updating this list. Please check back.

The Daily Miniature on Instagram

D. Thomas Fine Miniatures Blog

Tom Brown Creates on Instagram

eCube The International Guild of Miniature Artisans Blog

We are currently updating this list. Please check back.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Kansas City, MO

KSB Miniatures Collection at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, Maysville, KY

The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

Gulliver's Gate, New York, NY

Thorne Rooms at The Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ

Here are a few of the national miniature shows as well as our local annual show.

The Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures, San José, CA

Miniature Masterworks, Kansas City, MO

Tom Bishop Chicago International, Chicago, IL

The Tucson Miniature Society Annual Show & Sale, Tucson, AZ