BLACK AMERICAN INVENTOR’S
SPINNING GIZZZMO FEATURED in FEBRUARY
And just what is the spinning gizzzmo? “Find out in Burlington during February tours, and even try out the unusual, fun toy for yourself with tricks and challenges, “ said Judith Schulz, Museum director, “Its science, fun, and a bit of American history.” Attend the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum program and tour on , fun family visit.
The name of the inventor will be revealed during a demonstration of the device. An exhibit of collectible accessories of the classic toy impresses everyone brings back memories for many. More than 16 million of these gizzzmos have been sold. It was so popular that many companies applied their name to it for premiums and advertising; including Kool-Aid, 7-Up, Bardahl, Planter’s Peanuts, and orange juice companies.
This special gizzzmo is one of more than 40 different hands-on spinning tops and top games try, first hand during the tour and workshop. The museum visit also includes seeing the exhibit of 2,000 antique and modern tops, yo-yos, and gyroscopes; videos; an I Spy Hunt, and a live show by the Tops Expert and top collector.
“Adults enjoy our very unique museum with hands-on time, as much as the kids; and it is a great 3-generation outing,” Schulz added. The one-of-a-kind museum has appeared on Ripley’s Believe it or Not TV, is listed in the credits of an MGM film, worked on an ABC TV series, plus was featured in Reminisce Magazine. The Top Museum is one of only 50 museums selected nationally to be in the book Offbeat Museums and is included in the new book Weird Wisconsin.
Reservations are required for the tours, as space is limited. Children must be with an adult, and the program is best for adults and their children ages 4 to 18. Admission per person, all ages. Free parking is offered in downtown historic Burlington and the museum’s gift shop of more than 400 different spinners is open after the program. Call (262) 763-3946 to register and visit www.topmuseum.org for driving directions to 533 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington, Wisconsin.
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DOUBLE THE FUN: VISIT TWO HANDS-ON MUSEUMS, check schedule for these special dates Logic Puzzle Museum sessions, head out for lunch on your own; return for Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum program and tour: 40 hands-on tops, 2000 item exhibit, videos, I Spy Hunt, and live presentation. Families ages 5-105. Admission/person. Reservations required. Free parking. www.topmuseum.org www.logicpuzzlemuseum.org, 533 Milwaukee AV, Burlington, WI. (262) 763-3946
BLACK INVENTOR’S SPIN GIZZMO FEATURED Find out who he is and what he invented at the museum tour. Demonstrations and time to try the unusual spinning toy; see 2,000 tops, yo-yos, & gyroscopes on exhibit; view videos; try 40 different hands-on top games & top experiments; try the I Spy Hunt, plus enjoy a live presentation by the Tops Expert, all in a 2.5 hour program. Children must be with an adult. Admission. Tour is for ages 4-104, though not younger. Free parking. www.topmuseum.org Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum, 533 Milwaukee AV, Burlington, Pre-ordered Tickets required. (262) 763-3946
BEGINNER’S YO-YO CLASS ages 8-adult. Learn up to 10 classic yo-yo tricks, get a great, long-spinning ball bearing yo-yo to keep. Includes a high quality, ball bearing yo-yo to keep! Free parking. www.topmuseum.org Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum, 533 Milwaukee AV, Burlington, WI. Advance registration required: (262) 763-3946