WIN A CLASSIC GYROSCOPE!
at the ANNUAL, INTERNATIONAL
+ see odd gyroscopes from the museums world-class collection
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Includes the famous museum tour/program/show!
$11/person, all ages.
Museum is for ages 4-104 only, children must be with a adult.
Order tickets over the phone. Limited space.
Gyroscopes are in the top family, with spinning skills and timing beyond many tops.
See antique & modern gyroscopes, try experiments that demonstrate
gyroscopic stability and power, then watch or enter the contest.
Gyroscopes are important in our lives as this force is used in navigation, space travel,
and everyday activities. See rare and unique toy gyroscopes, antique to modern,
from many countries; play with a classic gyroscope, try experiments that demonstrate
gyroscopic stability and power, and enter the optional contest.
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum, 533 Milwaukee Av,
historic downtown Burlington, WI 53105
THE GYROSCOPE CONTEST:
DIVISION A LONGEST SPINNING, we provide the gyroscope
DIVISION B TRICKS, bring your own gyro(s)
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GYROSCOPE CLASS : anytime, schedule this learning and fun for 8 or more people! Learn to use these science toys, ages 6-106, includes a classic metal gyroscope to keep! Children may attend without an adult, or families enjoy this together. You must call ahead to register. (OR This workshop can be offered by appointment anytime throughout the year with 8 or more participants. Great for a birthday party workshop! Call us for details and fees.
GET YOUR OWN GYROSCOPES:
More than 10 different types of toy gyroscopes are for sale in our gift shop. Our museum collection is of toy and collectible gyroscopes from around the world.
NEWS RELEASE and all of the details:
SCIENTIFIC SPIN AND BALANCE FUN........
TOY GYROSCOPE CONTEST
Families and children can launch gyroscopes at the hands-on demonstration and then watch or take part in the International Gyroscope Contest on (watch for new date, to be announced), in downtown historic Burlington, Wisconsin. The contest winner receives a classic gyroscope to keep. Gyroscopes are in the spinning top family and were invented in 1852 by Foucault, a French physicist. Gyroscopes are amazing to play and experiment with, as they can be balanced in surprising ways and places. They are a mechanical, fast spinning top suspended in a framework causing the mass to maintain a fixed direction and spin longer than typical tops.
The demonstration will include a traditional gyroscope, one that contains water, and an antique style gyro. Gyroscope Contest has two divisions: longest spin time and tricks. The Top Museum provides the gyroscope for the timed division., and participants bring or buy their own for the trick divisions. Ten different types are for sale in the museum gift shop, new and antique.
Gyroscopes are often thought of just a toy, but gyroscopes are used in navigation, missiles, space exploration, robotics, Segway scooter, and in every plane we fly in.
Then visitors also enjoy the famous tour and hands-on program of the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum tour. The program & show is $11 per person, all ages. The event is best for ages 4-104, and children must be with an adult.
Call ahead to order tickets, as space is limited. The 2.5 hour museum program includes seeing 2,000 tops, yo-yos, and gyroscopes on exhibit; videos; more than 35 hands-on top games and experiments to try; an I Spy Hunt with a prize, plus a live show by the Tops Expert. The museum is 533 Milwaukee Av, downtown Burlington, Wisconsin; where parking is free. Visit www.topmuseum.org for driving directions. There is an optional yo-yo class at 12:30 on this date. Details are on the website. Museum tickets can be ordered by calling (262) 763-3946.
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INTERNATIONAL GYROSCOPE CONTEST win a gyroscope, see antique gyroscopes, see gyro tricks. Enjoy the Top Museum program and tour as well. SPINNING TOP MUSEUM TOUR & SHOW: 2.5 hour fun program: 2,000 item exhibit; videos; play with more than 35 hands-on top games and experiments; plus a live show by the Top Expert. For ages 4-104, children must be with an adult. $11 admission. Order tickets ahead. The gift shop is open after the program. (262) 763-3946 533 Milwaukee Av, downtown Burlington, Wisconsin free parking www.topmuseum.org